Modern applications are more and more moving away from static forms. In a modern interface, widgets and graphical elements are animated and transitioned smoothly. Those effects make your application look good but their main purpose should be to help end-users find out what's going on in their applications. In upcoming Qt versions we’re adding a new Animation Framework that relies upon Qt’s QObject-based architecture.
Presentation by Thierry Bastian held during Qt Developer Days 2009.