DAZ 3D strives to bring 3D art to the masses by delivering the highest quality 3D digital content and software at the most affordable prices. DAZ Studio is a free, feature rich 3D figure design and 3D animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital imagery. This is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and animation using virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, environments and more. In April of 2004, DAZ started the Public Beta release stage of development for DAZ Studio after two years of development. In June 2009, DAZ Studio v3.0 was released both as a free version and a monetized advanced version. This presentation will explain why Qt was originally selected, what benefits have been realized from it’s use in DAZ Studio, and what DAZ 3D’s experience has been in porting there app from Qt3.3 to Qt4.5. Specific topics will include scripting implementation, cross-platform compatibility, UI versatility, upgrade porting issues/experiences, benefits of the 4.5 opensource version, and styling benefits.
Presentation by Tyson Ratliff and Jarom Schow held during Qt Developer Days 2009.