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Qt 4.8.5 c++ 3D Demo Update No OpenGL/DirectX Just Pure Qt

I had to abandon Qt 4.8.7 because it just doesn’t work on Windows 8 and later versions. So I reverted back to Qt 4.8.5 and had to rewrite EVERYTHING. But it works now and maybe even better. Shorter code and … Continue reading

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How To Read EXIF Orientation From JPEG in Qt 4.8.5

For many Qt lovers out there who might want to use third-party EXIF parsing library with their Qt apps, it may prove difficult unless you know what you’re doing. If you’re a hobbyist like me, man, it’s just tough. But … Continue reading

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Fixing Windows 10 Aspect Ratio Scaling Problem For Lower Resolution Display

You may notice if you’re still deploying applications using resolutions less than 800x600x72dpi on Windows 10 that the autoscaling for the aspect ratio might be wonky. That’s because all these new fancy operating systems are trying to cater to ultra … Continue reading

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Qt Real 3D Emulates SNES Mode 7 Prototype Demo

It’s actually a little more advanced than SNES Mode 7 because it’s real 3D. Yes, Nintendo’s Mode 7 was 3D, but the limitation was to the ground plane. I needed to have better understanding of how a 3D engine worked … Continue reading

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Qt 4.8.7 Prerequisites for Windows

Qt 4.8.7 differs greatly from Qt 4.8.5 in that they’ve wanted to provide more access to Windows 7 and later API. This makes the versions’ dependencies incompatible when you distribute your apps. So pay attention. Downloads (For Distribution/Standalone Runtime): Required … Continue reading

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Update: Real 3D in Qt 4.8.7 without third-party libraries DirectX or OpenGL

UPDATE!!!! Is it getting more obvious this is going to work? 😛

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Real 3D in Qt 4.8.7 Without Third Party 3D Library OpenGL/DirectX/QTransform

Here’s a demo of “real” 3D in pure Qt. It doesn’t rely on third party 3D libraries like OpenGL, DirectX, or even Qt’s own convenience class QTransform. It’s actually very simple. It uses a very simple trigonometry function for rotating … Continue reading

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How To Distribute Phonon Apps With Qt 4.8.7

The Phonon documentation provided by Qt isn’t thorough because Qt stopped providing support for it after awhile. So you’ll have to do extensive scouring of the Internet to make even your most basic Phonon app work. Here’s how: When you’re … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Qt 4.8.7 from Qt 4.8.5

Upgrading to Qt 4.8.7 on Windows By Chongchen Saelee I’m upgrading from Qt 4.8.5 to Qt 4.8.7. I’m also using QtCreator 2.8.0. This a step-by-step guide on how I successfully upgraded. NOTE: Qt 4.8.7 requires newer minGW 64 compiler, so … Continue reading

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Warning! Qt Can Damage Your Computer

Don’t get me wrong, I love Qt, but they do make the disclaimer when you download and use their software. Just note that unless you have money to burn, if you keep pushing the limits of your hardware and operating … Continue reading

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