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Learn the complete Qt ecosystem and its tools and build UIs for mobile and desktop applications Key Features Unleash the power of the latest Qt 5.9 with C++14 Easily compile, run, and debug your applications from the powerful Qt Creator IDE Build multi-platform projects that target Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, and more Book Description Qt 5.9 is an application development framework that provides a great user experience and develops full-capability applications with Qt Widgets, QML, and even Qt 3D. This learning path demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Qt framework for desktop application development and shows how you can write an application once and deploy it to multiple operating systems. It will address all the challenges while developing cross-platform applications with the Qt framework. This course will give you a better understanding of the Qt framework and tools to resolve serious issues such as linking, debugging, and multithreading. It will also upskill you by explaining how to create a to-do-style app and taking you through all the stages in building a successful project. You will build a suite of apps; while developing these apps, you'll deepen your knowledge of Qt Quick's layout systems, and see Qt 3D and widgets in action. The next project will be in the industrial and agricultural sectors: making sense of sensor data via a monitoring system. Your apps should run seamlessly across devices and operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, or Mac, and be cost-effective by integrating with existing web technologies. You take the role of lead developer and prototype a monitoring system. In doing so, you'll get to know Qt's Bluetooth and HTTP APIs, as well as the Charts and Web Engine UI modules. These projects will help you gain a holistic view of the Qt framework. What you will learn Install and configure the Qt Framework and Qt Creator IDE Implement a rich user interface with QML Learn the fundamentals of QtTest and how to integrate unit testing Create stunning UIs with Qt Widget and Qt Quick Develop powerful, cross-platform applications with the Qt framework Design GUIs with Qt Designer and build a library in it for UI previews Build a desktop UI with widgets and Designer Get familiar with multimedia components to handle visual input and output Who this book is for This book will appeal to developers and programmers who would like to build GUI-based applications. Knowledge of C++ is necessary and a basic familiarity with Qt would be helpful.
Design end-to-end AR solutions for domains such as marketing, retail, manufacturing, tourism, automation, and training Key Features Use leading AR development frameworks such as ARCore, ARKit, and Vuforia across key industries Identify the market potential of AR for designing visual solutions in different business sectors Build multi-platform AR projects for various platforms such as Unity, iOS, and Android Book Description Augmented reality (AR) is expanding its scope from just being used in mobile and game applications to enterprise. Different industries are using AR to enhance assembly line visualization, guide operators performing difficult tasks, attract more customers, and even improve training techniques. In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case. You'll delve into the basics of Unity and get familiar with Unity assets, materials, and resources, which will help you build a strong foundation for working on the different AR projects covered in the book. You'll build real-world projects for various industries such as marketing, retail, and automation in a step-by-step manner. This will give you hands-on experience in developing your own industrial AR apps. While building the projects, you'll explore various AR frameworks used in the enterprise environment such as Vuforia, EasyAR, ARCore, and ARKit, and understand how they can be used by themselves or integrated into the Unity 3D engine to create AR markers, 3D models, and components of an AR app. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in using different commercial AR frameworks as well as Unity for building robust AR projects. What you will learn Understand the basics of Unity application development and C# scripting Learn how to use Android Studio along with ARCore and Sceneform to build AR prototypes for Android devices Enable AR experiences on the web with ARCore and WebAR Explore emerging AR authoring tools such as Augmented Class! for education Understand the differences and similarities between handheld and head-mounted display (HMD) environments and how to build an app for each target Become well versed in using Xcode with ARKit and SceneKit to develop AR portals for iOS devices Who this book is for This book is for anyone interested in emerging and interactive technologies or looking to build AR applications for any domain. Although, no prior augmented reality experience is required, having some skills in object-oriented programming (OOP) will be helpful.
Discover techniques to enhance your videos with complex animation Key Features Design, animate, and sequence a complete motion graphics project Work with compositions and pre-compositions to create animations speedily Maximize your motion graphics and visual effects skills Book Description If you're thinking seriously about making and publishing your videos with professional editing and animation, look no further! Adobe After Effects is a popular tool among video editors and YouTubers to enhance their videos and bring them to life by implementing visual effects and motion graphics. This book will take you right from the basics through to the advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. You will start by setting up your editing environment to learn and improve techniques to sharpen your video editing skills. Furthermore, you will work with basic and advanced special effects to create, modify, and optimize motion graphics in your videos. Lastly, you will not only learn how to create 2.5D animations, but also get to grips with using Cinema 4D Lite to build and animate complete 3D scenes. By the end of the book, you'll have learned how to package a video efficiently with the help of the projects covered. What you will learn Create a lower third project for a TV show with complex layers Work with shape layer animation to create an animated lyrics video Explore different tools to animate characters Apply text animation to create a dynamic film-opening title Use professional visual effects to create a VFX project Model, light, and composite your 3D project in After Effects Who this book is for If you're a student, professional, YouTuber, or anyone who is interested in video editing, animation, and motion graphics, this book is for you. You'll also find this resource useful if you're an Illustrator looking to put your creations in motion.
Take your comics and illustrations to the next level with the powerful art tools in Clip Studio Paint 1.8 Key Features Overcome “interface overwhelm” with a practical breakdown of the Clip Studio interface Comprehensive guide on the Clip Studio Paint with detailed coverage of all the tools and concepts of designing comics Streamline your workflow to create faster and easier using Clip Studio's features Book Description Clip Studio Paint, the successor to Manga Studio, is used by over four million illustrators and comic creators around the world. This book will guide you through every step of learning this software, from system requirements and installation, all the way through to exporting your work for print or the web. Learn how to create new documents, customize tools to fit your working style, use ruler tools to create anything from straight lines to intricate backgrounds, add 3D elements, create comic panels using the specialized panel tools, utilize screentones and materials, add text and word balloons to your comics, create sound effects, easily flat and color your comics using reference layers, and bring your drawings to life using the animation features. By the end of this book, you will be able to navigate the Clip Studio Interface and program preferences, customize the various tools, and be able to create your own black-and-white and color illustrations and comics from start to finish. What you will learn Understand the differences between Clip Studio Paint Pro and EX Discover how to navigate and customize the user interface Creating custom tools that fit your unique style of illustration Using the ruler tools to create intricate perspective shots and complex symmetry Discover how to use 3D elements in your work Learn how to create lettering and word balloons to bring your comic stories to life Understand the process of digital art creation from pencils to inks to color Understand how to use the animation tools available in Clip Studio Paint Who this book is for If you are a beginning digital artist or are switching to Clip Studio from another graphics software, this book is for you. This book is excellent for those with no knowledge of digital art up to intermediate users looking to explore the unique features of Clip Studio Paint.
A step-by-step instructional guide to understanding the fundamentals of game development with OpenGL. Right from the setup to the important features, we'll get a better understanding of games and the engines behind them. Key Features Learn the basics of drawing along with fundamentals of shading to create amazing objects. Get in-depth knowledge of lighting and materials to make realistic objects. Understand the fundamentals of model loading and cube mapping. Book Description Learn OpenGL is your one-stop reference guide to get started with OpenGL and C++ for game development. From setting up the development environment to getting started with basics of drawing and shaders, along with concepts such as lighting, model loading, and cube mapping, this book will get you up to speed with the fundamentals. You begin by setting up your development environment to use OpenGL on Windows and macOS. With GLFW and GLEW set up using absolute and relative linking done, you are ready to setup SDL and SFML for both the operating systems. Now that your development environment is set up, you'll learn to draw using simple shaders as well as make the shader more adaptable and reusable. Then we move on to more advanced topics like texturing your objects with images and transforming your objects using translate, rotate and scale. With these concepts covered, we'll move on to topics like lighting to enable you to incorporate amazing dynamic lights in your game world. By the end of the book, you'll learn about model loading, right from setting up ASSIMP to learning about the model class and loading a model in your game environment. We will conclude by understanding cube mapping to bring advance worlds to your game. What you will learn Set up GLFW and GLEW on Windows and macOS with absolute, relative Linking Set up SDL and SFML on your system using absolute and relative Linking Draw using the simple shaders Create a camera and learn to populate your game world with objects Learn about color and lighting concepts to create an amazing game world Understand model loading and cube mapping to advance your game Who this book is for This book is targeted towards anyone and everyone who is interested in creating games, learning how game engines work and most importantly for anyone who is interested in learning OpenGL. The ideal reader for this book would be anyone with a passion for learning game development or looking out for an OpenGL reference guide. The skills that you'll learn in this book will be applicable to all your game development needs. You'll require a strong foundation in C++ to understand and apply the concepts of this book.
Make the most out of Adobe InDesign using this practical guide, filled with design examples and useful techniques Key Features Step-by-step guide, in full color, from planning the design project to generating the desired output for web and print Create engaging design solutions for print media such as posters, magazines, books, and brochures Discover InDesign tips and tricks to increase productivity and simplify the design process Book Description InDesign is not just a tool, but a rich application that will inspire you to transfer your ideas into digital designs. This guide will help you understand the design process and get to grips with application tools and design concepts. This InDesign book starts by taking you through the design process, helping you to think like a designer, and introducing you to the significant features of the InDesign workspace. You'll learn about core Adobe InDesign elements such as pages, guides, and document navigation. You'll then advance to creating, resizing, rearranging, and deleting various design aspects. The book will guide you through setting up Master pages, applying them to pages, adding content, and overriding Master pages content in document pages for a more flexible design process. Finally, you'll explore options for working with text, such as text flow, text frame options, spell checks, and tables. By the end of the book, you'll be up to speed with using InDesign to build design projects for different mediums and publishing effective designs with expert tips and tricks. What you will learn Discover Adobe InDesign's core functions and tools to enhance your designs for pages, books, and magazines Use InDesign features such as Layers and Groups to organize content Build a complete design project by applying different InDesign techniques Store design elements using the InDesign library and the Adobe Creative Cloud library Create and edit documents using the Master Page feature in InDesign Explore various options for working with images, shapes, text, tables, and colors to enhance your designs Who this book is for This InDesign 2020 book is for professionals, non-designers, and anyone who wants to use the InDesign software for creating designs for books, magazines, and pamphlets. Intermediate-level InDesign users who want to enhance their InDesign skills will also find this book useful. The book does not assume any prior knowledge of design tools or techniques.
Use structural, behavioral, and concurrent patterns in Delphi to skillfully develop applications Key Features Delve into the core patterns and components of Delphi to enhance your application's design Learn how to select the right patterns to improve your program's efficiency and productivity Discover how parallel programming and memory management can optimize your code Book Description Delphi is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports rapid application development for most operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, iOS, and now Linux with RAD Studio 10.2. If you know how to use the features of Delphi, you can easily create scalable applications in no time. This Learning Path begins by explaining how to find performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to fix them. You'll brush up on tricks, techniques, and best practices to solve common design and architectural challenges. Then, you'll see how to leverage external libraries to write better-performing programs. You'll also learn about the eight most important patterns that'll enable you to develop and improve the interface between items and harmonize shared memories within threads. As you progress, you'll also delve into improving the performance of your code and mastering cross-platform RTL improvements. By the end of this Learning Path, you'll be able to address common design problems and feel confident while building scalable projects. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Delphi High Performance by Primoz Gabrijelcic Hands-On Design Patterns with Delphi by Primoz Gabrijelcic What you will learn Understand parallel programming and work with the various tools included with Delphi Explore memory managers and their implementation Leverage external libraries to write better-performing programs Keep up to date with the latest additions and design techniques in Delphi Get to grips with various modern multithreading approaches Break a design problem down into its component parts Who this book is for This Learning Path is for intermediate-level Delphi programmers who want to build robust applications using Delphi features. Prior knowledge of Delphi is assumed.
Develop quality game components and solve common gameplay problems with various game design patterns Key Features Become proficient at traditional 2D and 3D game development Build amazing interactive interfaces with Unity's UI system Develop professional games with realistic animation and graphics, materials and cameras, and AI with Unity 2018 Book Description With the help of the Unity 2018 Cookbook, you'll discover how to make the most of the UI system and understand how to animate both 2D and 3D characters and game scene objects using Unity's Mecanim animation toolsets. Once you've got to grips with the basics, you will familiarize yourself with shaders and Shader Graphs, followed by understanding the animation features to enhance your skills in building fantastic games. In addition to this, you will discover AI and navigation techniques for nonplayer character control and later explore Unity 2018's newly added features to improve your 2D and 3D game development skills. This book provides many Unity C# gameplay scripting techniques. By the end of this book, you'll have gained comprehensive knowledge in game development with Unity 2018. What you will learn Get creative with Unity's shaders and learn to build your own shaders with the new Shader Graph tool Create a text and image character dialog with the free Fungus Unity plugin Explore new features integrated into Unity 2018, including TextMesh Pro and ProBuilder Master Unity audio, including ducking, reverbing, and matching pitch to animation speeds Work with the new Cinemachine and timeline to intelligently control camera movements Improve ambiance through the use of lights and effects, including reflection and light probes Create stylish user interfaces with the UI system, including power bars and clock displays Who this book is for Unity 2018 Cookbook is for you if you want to explore a wide range of Unity scripting and multimedia features and find ready-to-use solutions for many game features. This book also helps programmers explore multimedia features. It is assumed that you already know basics of Unity and have some programming knowledge of C#.