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Unity 5 2D: Texture Rendering

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Get introduced to Texture2D and learn how to work with raw images and manipulate pixel data at run time for 2D games. This course covers how to create texture renderings from scratch. Learn how to access pixel data, read color data, add pixels, and remove pixels. Discover how to further customize Texture2D files for use in a game. (Author: Jesse Freeman)

Azure Search for Developers

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to equip your iOS app with advanced search features—including auto-complete functionality—by leveraging the power of Azure Search. This course covers CRUD operations, importing JSON data, searching via APIs, and creating a search service. Learn how to query indexes, Join Chander Dhall as he takes you through development steps that include working with boosting, suggestors, facets, and synonyms.

PowerPoint: Creating a Self-Running, Interactive Presentation

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
PowerPoint isn't just for static, click-by-click presentations. This powerful software enables users to create self-running, interactive presentations that can be useful in a variety of scenarios: product demos for meetings or trade show booths; school research projects; or even slideshows for family and friends. In this concise course, David Rivers shows you how to create your own self-running PowerPoint presentation quickly and easily while incorporating interactive elements that can provide your audience specified levels of control.

Creating Time-Lapse Video

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Learn how to speed up time and create compelling visual effects with time-lapse photography. Join Rich Harrington in the field as he captures nature's patterns at Red Rock Canyon in southwestern Nevada, and shows how to frame your scene and choose the proper camera settings. He shows you how to capture great images, whether you're using a DSLR camera and a motorized slider or just a smartphone you have handy. Then join him back in the studio to transform your still footage into a storytelling time-lapse video, using tools like Camera Raw, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro. (Author: Richard Harrington)

HTML & CSS: Creating Forms

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Forms are a major component of modern websites, used to collect user data, conduct polls, and more. While you can use a form builder, they're relatively simple to build from scratch with basic web technologies: HTML and CSS. In this course, Clarissa Peterson demonstrates best practices for creating and styling web forms that are easy to complete and accessible to all users and devices. Learn proper use of form fields, including the new HTML5 input types, and discover how to add interactivity such as form validation, style forms with CSS, create responsive layouts, add interactivity such as form validation, and design forms for usability and accessibility.

Fusion 360 Essential Training

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Design differently with Fusion 360. This cloud-powered tool from Autodesk—the makers of AutoCAD, Inventor, and Maya—is the key to instant 3D creativity, used for computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering (CAD, CAM, and CAE). This essential training gives you the expertise to use Fusion 360 to turn your ideas into ready-to-manufacture designs. Nick Kloski provides an overview of all the basic operations in Fusion 360, including sketching, extruding 3D objects from sketches, 3D modeling, sculpting, and surface modeling. He explains the functions of the software, while providing a solid foundation in the basics of effective 3D design. Learn how to plan a project; model your ideas; work with sketches, meshes, and surfaces; generate files for 3D printing; and run simulations on your designs.

Note: This course was created and produced by HoneyPoint3D. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Cert Prep: Unity User Interfaces and Animation

Lynda.com - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:00
Many factors contribute to the creation of a truly great game. But while spectacular visuals and a compelling story are of paramount importance, it's difficult for users to lose themselves in your game if it lacks an intuitive UI. In this course, explore the fundamentals of user interfaces and animation in Unity. In addition, the concepts covered in this course can help to prepare you for the Unity Certified Developer exam. Alan Thorn covers the basics of creating a user interface, explaining how to work with text, buttons, and layouts. He also goes into the fundamentals of animation, explaining how to create keyframe animation, as well as fully-animated characters.

Coaching for Results

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
Coaching—like managing—isn't an intuitive skill. It's also not a one-type-fits-all solution. To be effective, managers and leaders need to learn a variety of coaching techniques so that they can cater to the specific needs of individual employees. Executive coach Lisa Gates helps managers and leaders who are struggling with coaching learn the three basic types—coaching to improve performance, develop careers, and encourage high performers—and apply different techniques to get results. She also helps you avoid some of the common coaching traps and develop a coaching habit. The scenarios included with the course help you understand how the lessons play out in the workplace, whether you're coaching to improve customer service, helping an employee make challenging career choices, or navigating conflict with difficult people.

Lightroom: Mastering the Develop Module (2017)

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
The Develop module is the heart of Lightroom, the place where you make your photos look their best through exposure adjustments, retouching, noise reduction, lens correction, and more—and this power now exists on the desktop, the web, the phone, and the tablet!

In this course, Adobe Director of Product Management Bryan O'Neil Hughes explores the Develop module in-depth, stepping through the module's core tools and sharing insights along the way. The course concludes with chapters on essential time-saving shortcuts and on taking photos from Lightroom to Photoshop for further enhancement.

React: ES6, ES2016, and Flow

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
Learn the newest versions of JavaScript—ES6, ES2016, and beyond—so that you can create more efficient and concise React components. ES6 and ES2016 include many features that simplify React development, making your code cleaner and easier to read. Join Carl Peaslee, as he uses JavaScript features from ES6 and beyond to build a full-featured React project: a text editor that pulls text from an API and allows users to apply their own unique styles. As he builds the project, he introduces ES2016 features such as import and export, const and let, template literals, arrow functions, the spread operator, destruction assignments, getters and setters, and promises. He also touches on new features from ES2017 such as async. By the end of the course, you'll create a number of standalone, reusable components that could work in any project—such as a timer and validated forms—while gaining a deeper understanding of new JavaScript and React syntax.

Excel 2016: Get & Transform

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
Excel 2016 includes a powerful new set of features called Get & Transform, which provides compelling data gathering and cleansing capabilities. Follow along with Excel MVP Oz du Soleil as he shows you the many uses of Get & Transform. Oz begins by explaining what Get & Transform is, and how its data handling features differ from the Excel functions that most people are familiar with. He then shows how to get started with Get & Transform, whether you want to import and work with data from a table, a file, or a folder. Oz also shows how to merge and cleanse data from multiple sources, and how to pivot data to examine your data from a variety of angles.

Adobe Acrobat DC: PDF Commenting for AEC

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
Architects, engineers, and construction professionals use Acrobat DC in a unique way. They review and share more complex, large-scale CAD drawings than the typical Acrobat user. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that can help AEC professionals navigate, review, and share PDF documents in Acrobat with ease. This course is specifically tailored for people in these industries who need to communicate more efficiently and effectively with their teams and clients.

Learn how to locate the markup tools, choose the right tool for the job, get quick access with keyboard shortcuts, and customize your Acrobat workspace. These lessons can be applied to a variety of PDFs, from technical manuals to 3D models, floorplans to wiring diagrams. Instructor Kelly Vaughn—a technical documentation expert—also shows how to sort, track, share, and print comments, and introduces some scripts designed to temporarily enlarge comments and color code sticky notes.

The DOM in JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, and React

Lynda.com - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:00
The HTML DOM (Document Object Model) opens up exciting new ways to create dynamic websites. Learn the different ways a developer can manipulate the DOM tree using common web technologies. Instructor Christian Hur introduces the DOM and shows how DOM elements are arranged and constructed. Next, he reviews the built-in web browser developer tools and uses them to quickly manipulate the DOM in a temporary virtual environment (stateless mode). Once the foundations are covered, you can explore the dramatically different approaches to DOM manipulation taken by libraries and frameworks like jQuery, Angular, and React. Exploring the similarities and differences will give you the confidence to choose and switch between tools.

Final Cut Pro X Weekly

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:00
Get a new video editing technique every Friday in Final Cut Pro X Weekly. Nick Harauz and Jeff Greenberg share tips and techniques to help you take full advantage of the array of features offered in this popular software. Discover how to leverage the versatility of the Range Selection tool, learn essential keyboard shortcuts, see how to set up workspaces, explore popular third-party plugins, and more. Tune in every week to keep your Final Cut Pro X skills sharp.

SQL Server 2016: Administer a Database Infrastructure

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:00
SQL Server comes with many features for monitoring, securing, optimizing, and supporting your database infrastructure. Learn how to use these features to administer your SQL Server instances, and prepare for the Microsoft MCSA Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (70-764) certification exam.

Adam Wilbert covers four main skill areas required of SQL Server 2016 administrators: configuring access to data, managing backups, monitoring performance, and implementing the high-availability features of the product. Learn about data encryption, access control, role-level security, and dynamic data masking. Use SQL Server auditing to gain insights into the health and performance of your system, and determine upgrade paths. Discover how to back up SQL Server and perform full or partial restores, and monitor activity. Explore indexing and query execution plan management. Plus, learn to configure availability groups to mitigate hardware failure.

LFCS: Storage Management (Ubuntu)

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:00
Storage is a critical component of any system. Linux offers a variety of approaches to storage management, depending on the size and importance of your data. Mastering this topic is key to finding a job in Linux administration—and it's a core component of Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) certification, one of the most popular Linux certifications around.

Join instructor Scott Simpson, as he shows how to manage and optimize file storage on Ubuntu Linux. First, learn how to create, modify, and mount partitions and filesystems, and manage swap space. Scott then combines these basics into more sophisticated solutions using volume management, and shows how to secure Linux storage and configure disk quotas and backup policies.

Learning Behance

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:00
Behance is the social network for creatives of just about every field and discipline. It's a place to connect, inspire, and get hired—a portfolio site that's so much more. You can network with your creative peers, get artistic feedback, message other creatives, and even find your next job. With a Creative Cloud subscription, you have unrestricted access to Behance.

In this course, professional illustrator Tony Harmer shows you how to share and promote your work with Behance. He teaches you how to build a custom digital portfolio that syncs changes to your Behance projects and allows you to keep your own unique URL. Plus, learn how to access Behance on mobile devices and integrate with other social networks, like Twitter and Facebook.

Mastering Xamarin.Forms Development: 9 Advanced Push Notifications

Lynda.com - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:00
Part 7 in the Mastering Xamarin.Forms Development series introduced the basics of push notifications, which allow asynchronous notifications to be transmitted from the cloud to Xamarin.Forms apps. Part 9, the final installment, dives deeper into the topic of push notifications and covers advanced concepts such as dynamic tagging, templates, and routing. Follow along with instructor Scott Peterson, as he introduces this crucial component of building robust cross-platform apps with Xamarin.Forms.

Learn Java with Swing

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:00
Discover how to use Swing—a graphical user interface (GUI) builder for Java applications—to create a GUI in Java. In this course, Peggy Fisher helps to familiarize you with the basics of Swing, and shares what you need to know to create a GUI in Java. She discusses fundamental concepts, such as MVC architecture and using a WYSIWYG editor. In addition, she covers containers, Swing components, layouts, and handling events—which occur when a user interacts with the interface.

Data Wrangling in R

Lynda.com - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:00
Tidy data is a data format that provides a standardized way of organizing data values within a dataset. By leveraging tidy data principles, statisticians, analysts, and data scientists can spend less time cleaning data and more time tackling the more compelling aspects of data analysis. In this course, learn about the principles of tidy data, and discover how to create and manipulate data tibbles—transforming them from source data into tidy formats. Instructor Mike Chapple uses the R programming language and the tidyverse packages to teach the concept of data wrangling—the data cleaning and data transformation tasks that consume a substantial portion of analysts' time. He wraps up with three hands-on case studies that help to reinforce the data wrangling principles and tactics covered in this course.