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Game Programming Using Qt: Beginner's Guide

By : Lorenz Haas, Witold Wysota, Witold Wysota, Lorenz Haas
Book Image

Game Programming Using Qt: Beginner's Guide

By: Lorenz Haas, Witold Wysota, Witold Wysota, Lorenz Haas

Overview of this book

Qt is the leading cross-platform toolkit for all significant desktop, mobile, and embedded platforms and is becoming more popular by the day, especially on mobile and embedded devices. Despite its simplicity, it's a powerful tool that perfectly fits game developers’ needs. Using Qt and Qt Quick, it is easy to build fun games or shiny user interfaces. You only need to create your game once and deploy it on all major platforms like iOS, Android, and WinRT without changing a single source file. The book begins with a brief introduction to creating an application and preparing a working environment for both desktop and mobile platforms. It then dives deeper into the basics of creating graphical interfaces and Qt core concepts of data processing and display before you try creating a game. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn to enrich your games by implementing network connectivity and employing scripting. We then delve into Qt Quick, OpenGL, and various other tools to add game logic, design animation, add game physics, and build astonishing UI for the games. Towards the final chapters, you’ll learn to exploit mobile device features such as accelerators and sensors to build engaging user experiences. If you are planning to learn about Qt and its associated toolsets to build apps and games, this book is a must have.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Game Programming Using Qt
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Time for action – loading an example project

Qt comes with a lot of examples. Let's try building one to check whether the installation and configuration were done correctly. In Qt Creator, click on the Welcome button on the top-left corner of the window to go the initial screen of the IDE. On the right-hand side of the page that appears (refer to the previous screenshot) there are a couple of tabs among which one of them happens to be called Examples. Clicking on that tab will open a list of examples with a search box. Make sure that the version of Qt you just installed is chosen in the list next to the search box. In the box, enter aff to filter the list of examples and click on Affine Transformations to open the project. If you are asked whether you want to copy the project to a new folder, agree. Qt Creator will then present you with the following window:

What just happened?

Qt Creator loaded the project and set a view that will help us to learn from example projects. The view is divided...