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Maya Bifröst: Dynamic Simulations

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Aaron F. Ross

Released On: 8/17/2016

Bifröst is a fluid dynamics engine for high-quality liquids in visual effects, combining the best of volumetric and particle solvers in one tool. This course offers an overview of the Bifröst implementation in Autodesk Maya. Using emitter, collider, accelerator, and liquid property nodes, Aaron F. Ross simulates a medium-scale liquid effect and stores it to disk as a cache. Rendering the surface at full quality requires generating an animated polygon mesh; for a convincing layered material, he shows how to extract Bifröst channel data such as Vorticity and apply it in a shading network. The course concludes with a look at the Aero Solver for atmospheric effects.


Creating 360-Degree Panoramas and Interactive Tours

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Ron Pepper, Richard Harrington

Released On: 8/17/2016

Learn how to shoot and develop stunning 360-degree panoramas and interactive virtual tours. Whether you're shooting real estate or outdoor landscapes, the process starts with great raw images. Ron Pepper and Rich Harrington discuss the gear you need to get good 360-degree shots, including camera, lens, and tripod options, and share tips for shooting both standard and HDR images. Then they demonstrate post-processing techniques that use popular applications like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photomatix Pro, and dedicated stitching software such as PTGui. Once the images are developed, you'll discover how to share interactive images and virtual tours online with services such as Roundme and Spinattic or your own web server.


WordPress Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Released On: 8/17/2015

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Plus, learn how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and how to adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.

Note: This course covers WordPress 4.3. We will update the training as WordPress evolves.


Social Media Marketing for Small Business

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Martin Waxman

Released On: 8/16/2016

Small businesses can't afford not to be active on social media. Having a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account keeps you tuned into your customer base and helps drive traffic to your website or brick-and-mortar store. Learn what it takes to be successful at social media marketing, without a lot of resources or dedicated marketing staff. Digital and social media strategist Martin Waxman explains the key terms and definitions (everything from SEO to hashtags) and tells you how to start finding your customers online. Learn how to make an action plan that outlines your goals, team, and budget, and find time to implement your ideas. He'll also talk about what content to publish where and the tools you need to measure the success of your efforts.


Mastering Microsoft Project Graphical Reports

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Bonnie Biafore, John Riopel

Released On: 8/16/2016

Reports are key to keeping projects on track and communicating with team members. But it's much easier to understand the data with visual aids like charts and graphs. Fortunately, Microsoft Project has many powerful data visualization tools built right in. Follow along with project management expert, John Riopel as he shares his tips for creating graphical reports in Microsoft Project. He walks through building a team status report, a report to deliver to executive stakeholders, a project management report center, and a project performance dashboard. Building these examples will teach you how to master the built-in reports in Microsoft Project and develop more customized reports with the Report Designer tool.

Note: This course was designed in collaboration with author Bonnie Biafore. You can follow along with this course using Microsoft Project 2010, 2013, or 2016 and either the free or premium versions of the exercise files.


Excel 2016: Macros in Depth

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Dennis Taylor

Released On: 8/16/2016

Macros can help you save enormous amounts of time, but they are uncharted territory for many Excel users. Learn how to create your own simple macros to automate repetitive tasks in Excel 2016, in this course with Excel expert Dennis Taylor. Find out how to record a macro in stages, share macros between workbooks, set up keyboard shortcuts to run macros quickly, and use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to code macros that can't be easily recorded. Discover how to expand macros with Do loops and If statements, and test macros step-by-step. The course wraps up with a macro project that brings together each of the elements in a real-world scenario: converting mailing list data into a database-friendly format.


Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Deke McClelland

Released On: 12/22/2015

Take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Advanced is the second course in the comprehensive Photoshop training series by industry expert Deke McClelland. One-on-One teaches you everything you need to know about Photoshop, in the order you need to know it, on the schedule that work best for you. In this installment, Deke takes you through Photoshop's more advanced features.

Learn about Photoshop's automated selection tools (Color Range, Focus Area, and Refine Edge), the nondestructive editing capabilities of Smart Objects, Liquify's slimming and trimming power, and techniques for drawing and designing with vector shapes. Plus, discover how to improve a photo with poor composition by reconstructing it with Photoshop's Content-Aware Scale tool, healing tools, and blend modes. These tutorials feature all-new projects and exercise files, so there's something new for even long-time Deke fans.

NEW IN 2016: Chapters 24–30 offer a whole new way to work with Photoshop CC. This new set of tutorials covers layer effects, Levels and Curves adjustments, lens corrections and perspective warping, black and white photography, and so much more. Check back often. We'll continue to update the training whenever Photoshop changes.


Unity 5 2D: Combat in an RPG Game

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jesse Freeman

Released On: 8/15/2016

The hallmark of any popular RPG game is combat. Building on the lessons in the rest of the Unity 5 2D series, these tutorials show how to build simple turn-based combat like you would experience in classic RPGs. In the Movement in an RPG Game course, you learned how to move a player in a 2D tile-based map. Here you'll program, trigger, and manage random battles on the map. Author Jesse Freeman shows how to create pop-up battle windows, add monsters, and create player and monster attack actions—including evasive maneuvers. When the battle is over, you'll learn to reward the player and clean up for future moves.


Camtasia 2 for Mac Essential Training

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Chris Mattia

Released On: 8/15/2016

Camtasia is the industry-leading video capture and editing software. Learn how to get the best quality when capturing, editing, and exporting videos—including screen capture, webcam, and mobile video—with Camtasia for Mac 2. Author Chris Mattia shows how to set up a dedicated recording account, calibrate your microphone, record video, and use the features in the Camtasia Editor to trim and edit audio and video. He also looks at special editing functions such as annotations, closed captions, and effects. Plus, learn how to share your videos on sites such as Screencast.com, YouTube, and more.


PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jess Stratton

Released On: 8/15/2016

Learn to use the lesser-known features of the world's most popular presentation software, PowerPoint 2016. Find out how to customize PowerPoint by tailoring the interface and adding frequently used tools to the Ribbon. Create more engaging presentations by formatting images, creating custom icons, and animating transitions with the Morph tool. Then prepare for a standout presentation with tips on rehearsing, adding speaker notes, and creating handouts. Author Jess Stratton also offers in-depth advice for working with Excel data in PowerPoint, including how to embed charts into slides, embed an entire spreadsheet as an object, and dynamically update text from Excel in a slide.


Data Science and Analytics Career Paths and Certifications

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Jungwoo Ryoo

Released On: 8/15/2016

The career opportunities in data science, big data, and analytics are growing dramatically. These are among the most sought-after jobs in the tech world today. If you're interested in changing career paths, determining the right course of study, or deciding if certification is worth your time, this course is for you.

Jungwoo Ryoo is a professor of information science and technology at Penn State. Here he reviews the history of data science and analytics, explores which markets are using big data the most, and reveals the five main skills areas: data mining, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), statistics, and visualization. This leads to a discussion of the five biggest career opportunities, the four leading industry-recognized certifications available, and the most exciting emerging technologies. Along the way, Jungwoo discusses the importance of ethics and professional development, and provides pointers to online resources for learning more.


Design Challenge Monthly Series

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 20:00
Authored By: Justin Seeley

Released On: 8/15/2016

When's the last time your design skills were really tested? This monthly series provides challenges to help you get out of a rut and tap back into your creativity. Every month Justin Seeley will introduce a new challenge and work his way through a solution on screen. This is a great series because it will teach software tips and tricks, life lessons for artists, and solid skills every designer needs to stay current. Challenges push participants on a creative level and help them navigate issues such as criticism, downtime, work that is not inspiring, and more.

Take a step away from the grind and see where a fresh direction takes you. Tune in every month for a new opportunity to push the envelope.


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