Okay, let me re-phrase that, “All Things Qt….and Maya” :)
In the past couple of years I have been getting more and more interested and into Qt, why you ask? Because it’s fun to develop things that are visual! I am what you would call a “Visual Learner” if I can see it or picture it with my mind’s eye, and then I will understand it a lot quicker! And reason two; there are Python wrappers for Qt!!! (Need I say more ;)…? But seriously, they make it pretty easy to create custom UI, and who doesn’t like easy!
(I am having a bit of picture envy from Cyrille’s post so I will try to spice mine up a bit)
First I am going to pimp myself out, and go over my resources that hopefully you will find helpful and education on how to tackle Qt in Maya.
The AREA AU Masterclass home page: http://area.autodesk.com/masterclasses*
- To view any of the Masterclasses you will have to sign-up for a free AREA login, so if you don’t have one you will not be able to view the links below until you log in.
Oh my… Maya is Qt || Masterclass
If you are diving into Qt in Maya, you will find there really isn’t a lot of resources available, which was the reasoning behind this training is called “Oh my… Maya is Qt”. This one hour video is an overview of all the different Qt technologies/ways to work with Maya in Qt, depending on your programming level and skills you can pick from my video what best suits you!
- Introducing Qt
- How Qt fits into Maya
- Ways to work with Qt
- Qt Designer
- Maya API
- Qt SDK
The Wonderful World of PyQt, PySide and Autodesk Maya || Masterclass
Hot off the press! In this Masterclass I focused specifically on PyQt and PySide and how to work with them in Maya. This one hour video go into specifically compares the two Python Qt frameworks, and which is the best of you, looking at the pro’s and con’s, as well as it comes along with some real world samples.
- How Qt fits into Maya
- What is PySide and PyQt
- How PySide and PyQt fit into Maya
- Why use PyQt/PySide in Maya
- PyQt vs. PySide
- Working with PyQt
- Working with PySide
- The AREA > AU Masterclass > The Wonderful World of PyQt, PySide and Autodesk Maya
- Download Sample Files
Advanced Graphical User Interfaces with Qt || Book Chapter
I got the unique opportunity to participate and write a chapter for the newest Maya API text book, called Maya Python for Games and Film: A Complete Reference for Maya Python and the Maya Python API , my chapter was chapter 8 Advanced Graphical User Interfaces with Qt. I was approached by the author Adam,(our paths had crossed, a few years back, in a training course), this was a great experience and I definitely learned a lot about publishing, especially how much work it is, so kudos to all authors and editors.
- Adam Mechtley and Ryan Trowbridge. Maya Python for Games and Film: A Complete Reference for Maya Python and the Maya Python API. Morgan Kaufmann, 2011. ISBN-10: 0123785782
- Companion Site