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Cert Prep: Unity Materials, Lighting, and Effects

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Demonstrate your proficiency at using Unity for game development by becoming a Unity Certified Developer. In this course, follow Alan Thorn as he prepares you for the portion of the exam focusing on materials, lighting, and effects. Alan discusses creating materials, textures and mapping, transparency, and texture animation. He also helps you get started with lighting, exploring global illumination, light baking, area lights, and dynamic lighting. Plus, he covers ambient occlusion and bloom, depth of field and grain, and vignette and color grading.

SharePoint Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Teams and individuals use the power of SharePoint to share content and collaborate, improving their productivity from virtually anywhere. This weekly series is designed to provide quick tips you can use to get the most out of the features in SharePoint. Navigation, customization, file management, and more are explored. Check back each week for a new tip. (Author: Mark Abdelnour)

Social Media for Photo and Video Pros

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Social media is having a dramatic impact on the professional photography and video industry. This course shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers. Rich Harrington presents strategies for being more effective on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, and more. From scheduling to posting and connecting, learn the building blocks to increase your social media reputation. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
In this course, Rich Harrington explores the world of documentary storytelling, using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to transform damaged photos into brand-new works of art. Throughout the course, Rich covers basic image editing techniques in Photoshop such as toning, cropping, sharpening, and resizing. He also shows how to add movement to photos in After Effects, which can help you create a dramatic story. (Author: Richard Harrington)

Malware: Defense and Response

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
As a network administrator, encountering malware within your enterprise is nearly inevitable. In this course, Scott Burrell covers the steps necessary to recover from a malware attack on your network, and discusses tactics to avoid its spread or return. Scott highlights different types of malware threats, and provides strategies for isolating malware to protect clean systems. He also reviews best practices for implementing antimalware protection for enterprise networks, Windows update strategies, and important elements of a user education program to help provide you with a solid defense against future attacks. (Author: Scott M Burrell)

Learning Haskell Programming

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Get started with Haskell, a functional programming language which—while it has a reputation for being a bit academic—can be practical and easy to learn. In this hands-on course, learn the basics of Haskell. Hakim Cassimally shows how to install and set up Haskell, and helps you get a feel for what this language can do by exploring Haskell using an interactive interpreter. Plus, he helps you apply what you've learned about functions and data types to create, set up, and polish a full project—a word game.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

iOS App Development: Creating iMessage and Sticker Applications

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Stickers and iMessage apps—which give users the means to express themselves in more colorful ways within Messages—have become increasingly popular. In this course, learn how to leverage your existing iOS development skills to create your own sticker packs and iMessage apps. Mohammad Azam walks through the basics of iMessage app architecture, discussing the difference between sticker and iMessage apps, options for structuring your apps, and how to programmatically request a presentation style. He also explains how to create sticker pack apps with and without code. To wrap up, Mohammad demonstrates how to implement a messaging application which allows users to send and receive secret messages.

Migrating from MicroStation V8i to CONNECT

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
The MicroStation CONNECT Edition from Bentley boasts changes and new features that can help you model and visualize your projects more efficiently. In this course, learn how to migrate from MicroStation V8i to MicroStation CONNECT. Jeanne Aarhus shows how to navigate the new interface and work with the changes in existing commands. In addition, she helps to familiarize you with new features such as display rules and item types, and explains how to customize the interface and use enhanced annotation.

Learning Video Live Streaming

Lynda.com - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:00
Using little more than a smartphone, it's now possible to produce a live broadcast that can be viewed by anyone with a connected device. In this course, learn tools and techniques for live streaming video content on the internet. Mark W. Gray provides a detailed walk-through of how to set up and start a live webcast using a variety of inexpensive software solutions, including Wirecast Go, Periscope, and Open Broadcaster. Plus, he shares best practices for both mobile and desktop streaming, and discusses strategies for connecting with a live audience.

Learn System Center 2016: Virtual Machine Manager

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) in Microsoft System Center 2016 allows system admins to deploy and control hosts and storage within a virtualized datacenter. In this course, learn how to create and manage virtual machines using VMM. Robert McMillen provides an overview of VMM, covering its history, features, and fabric, as well as how to install VMM. He explains how to work with VMM host groups, configure virtual networking and load balancing, add clustered storage, work with the VMM library, and deploy private clouds.

IoT Foundations: Monetizing IoT

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an array of fascinating possibilities—but is there money to be made? In this course, Bruce Sinclair discusses the business of IoT, and provides you with the vocabulary to talk about how to leverage this technology to make money. Bruce covers the four main ways of creating value with IoT, and explores various ways to monetize that value. He familiarizes you with the five main IoT business models on the IoT business model continuum: product, product service, service, service outcome, and outcome. Plus, he discusses how IoT can help you establish more meaningful relationships with your customers.

Android App Development: Design Patterns for Mobile Architecture

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
Developers need to know how to manage an app's complexity. In this course, learn how to simplify your apps by applying simple architectural design patterns to your mobile code base. Discover how these design patterns can help you reduce bugs and maximize your development time by making your code easier to read and test. Jon Bott covers different architectural models such as MVC, MVP, and VIPER. In addition, he walks through the conversion process from MVC to a layered architecture, covering dependency injection, the coordinator pattern, and data binding.

Python Projects

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
Strengthen your understanding of Python—the popular object-oriented language—by tackling a series of hands-on projects. In this course, Burkhard Meier explains how to work with Python 3.5 to create four distinct projects. To begin, Burkhard shows how to install the Eclipse IDE development environment with the PyDev plugin, as well as how to set breakpoints and use different debugging tools within Eclipse. He also shows how to translate classic design patterns into Python 3.5, create a GUI weather application with Tkinter, and write a Python Windows service that uses a scheduling mechanism to send out emails at set times.

Note: This course was created by Packt Publishing. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Houdini Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
There's a multitude of tools for 3D content creation on the market, and each has its own advantages and merits. Houdini—a leading package for 3D content creation—offers a procedural workflow that allows for powerful experimentation, system reusability, and overall process efficiency in building an array of assets and animations.

While known for its VFX strengths, Houdini has powerful tools for end-to-end 3D production for projects ranging from photorealistic visual effects to stylized motion graphics. In this course, Scott Pagano starts from the ground up to provide you with a solid foundation in Houdini. First, he takes you through the interface, covering topics such as global animation options, nomenclature, and viewport and display nodes. Next, he covers core geometry and animation concepts, followed by lighting, shading, and rendering techniques using the Houdini Mantra renderer. Once you have those primary 3D skills under your belt, Scott moves on to particles and volumes—some of the package's most lauded strengths. He wraps up with an overview of the package's compositing context, where you can create procedural imagery useful for processes across all contexts.

IoT Foundations: Fundamentals

Lynda.com - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than just smart or connected devices. In this course, learn what IoT is, and how it works from a technical standpoint. Bruce Sinclair provides a broad overview of IoT, explaining each of its main components. He also goes into the software-defined product—the digital twin of the physical product—as well as the hardware-defined product, explaining how sensors and embedded systems help to gather data. Plus, he dives into the network fabric, and explains what external systems are and why it's important to consider them when designing an IoT product.

Photoshop CC 2017 One-on-One: Mastery

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Sharpen your Photoshop skills by tackling more advanced Photoshop techniques. This is the third course in a comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClellandOne-on-One teaches you what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that works best for you. In this installment, Deke helps you attain mastery at the premiere image editing program by familiarizing you with some of its more advanced features. Learn new shortcuts, how to assign and convert color profiles, how to customize the Photoshop toolbox and menus, and how to create trendy, dynamic Twirl art. Plus, Deke explains how to turn a photo into a dot drawing, eliminate halos with the Minimum filter, edit videos in Photoshop, and much more.

After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Visual effects have gone from a secret craft to a well-known career path, and with today's software, and the right tutorials, anyone can make high-quality VFX. The After Effects Compositing Essentials series is designed to help mograph artists of any level master techniques such as matching, tracking, keying, and rotoscoping. This course is your introduction to the series: part tutorial and part inspiration. Mark Christiansen introduces the seven essential compositing techniques and some bonus tips to help enhance drama, correct color, and create transparency. He also explains the art of storytelling with VFX, and how the pros use After Effects to create convincing movie magic.

WordPress: Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
By default WordPress has five post types (posts and pages are the most popular), organized using built-in taxonomies like categories and tags. However, you can extend the functionality of WordPress and display different types of content according to your own rules by creating custom post types and taxonomies. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to create a plugin for new post types and taxonomies, create new post types and taxonomies (hierarchal and nonhierarchal), and build templates that display the custom post types and taxonomies in new and effective ways.

Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Mastery

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Sharpen your Photoshop skills by tackling more advanced Photoshop techniques. This is the third course in a comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClellandOne-on-One teaches you what you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that works best for you. In this installment, Deke helps you attain mastery at the premiere image editing program by familiarizing you with some of its more advanced features. Learn new shortcuts, how to assign and convert color profiles, how to customize the Photoshop toolbox and menus, and how to create trendy, dynamic Twirl art. Plus, Deke explains how to turn a photo into a dot drawing, eliminate halos with the Minimum filter, edit videos in Photoshop, and much more.

Wacom Essential Training

Lynda.com - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
Wacom tablets are a popular alternative to the mouse for expressive painting, drawing, and navigating your computer with a pressure-sensitive pen. In this course, artist and teacher John Derry shows how to get you up and running with a Wacom tablet, from setting it up and getting accustomed to using the pen, to using the tablet with popular creativity and productivity applications. He also helps to familiarize you with the changes to the Wacom tablet over the past few years, including touch capability, and reviews the MobileStudio Pro pen computer, which offers a high-performance platform in a small package. Plus, learn about tablet ergonomics—which makes your Wacom even more compatible with your working conditions—and follow a few exercises to warm up your drawing arm.

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