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Reflections

Published on Friday March 09, 2007 by Zack Rusin in Qt Aggregated | Comments

In the spirit of my never ending "pimp your Qt application" series comes another example. This time, "how to make iTunes-like album selector". It's funny how much attention this widget got. I looked at it yesterday on one of the Macs at the office and just implemented it. I probably should make it a view for a list model but for now it's just a simple widget. It runs at perfectly smooth 60 frames per second while utilizing ~7% cpu on my 3GHz Pentium4 with NVIDIA GeForce 6600, so by no means a monster of a machine. Oh, and of course this is all done with pure Qt. Reflections are actually a vector effect, so they would work equally well for any vector based graphics (by using the same code as this example, you can reflect your svg's or even whole widgets with no problem). Mandatory screenshot:
And as with every animated example a movie (again, framerate of the screencapture does not come close to the real world performance) is available here . Finally the code is available here.

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