Tag Archive: qt

Jun 07

Comparing performance of Qt smart pointer options


There are a number of sources of information on the usage and behavioral differences of the many “smart pointer” options offered by Qt. But one thing I couldn’t find enough information on were¬†the performance characteristics. “Continue Using QPointer” describes the complicated situation that came about when the Qt project was choosing to either deprecate QPointer …

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Nov 09

Installing PyQt4 for Maya 2012+ (osx)

This is a follow up post to my previous one on Installing PyQt4 for Maya 2011 Recently while putting together my next video tutorial for Python for Maya, I came to a section where I wanted to demo PyQt4 in Maya2012. But I was concerned that viewers would have to go through the complicated steps …

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Mar 18

PyQt4: phonon… and on… and on

“App’ing up” PyQt… ugh. One of biggest problems with PyQt is distributing it in a stand-alone package. Even worse… wanting to make your Qt plugins still function (Phonon, jpeg, etc). At work I constantly had this battle, along with my co-worker Tory. She actually has a long-standing issue with this, and had to resort to …

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Mar 16

SouthPark: A crazy little interface. The TaskMonster.

I get to do a lot of interesting applications at SouthPark. This one in particular was the most challenging use of PyQt that I have experienced to date. The backstory…. The art department wanted a tool to help them track assigned tasks, the progress, and to share media and notes associated with the tasks. Furthermore, …

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Mar 10

PyQt: Overloading/Ignoring events on widgets

You know when you have all these widgets laid out in your class, and you are hooking up all the connections, and you say “Aw dammit I have to subclass QLabel now just so make it ignore blahEvent”? You end up with all these little widget subclasses, where all they are doing is ignoring an …

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