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Learning Thea Render

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Thea Render is a biased and unbiased physically-based renderer, which offers both GPU and CPU rendering and a robust set of features. In this course, learn how to get up and running quickly with Thea Render, and leverage its functionality and capabilities to create striking 3D renders. Leon van den Heever goes over the different workflows that you can use when working with Thea Render, explains how to customize the interface, and shows how to navigate the Viewport. He also covers working with objects, lights, and environments, applying materials to objects, adding and adjusting a camera, and more.

PowerPoint Tips Weekly

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
You may already be familiar with the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, but there's more to a great presentation than just bullets and text. This weekly series provides quick tips that will improve the look of your slide decks and better engage your audience. Staff instructors Garrick Chow, Nick Brazzi, and Jess Stratton provide new PowerPoint tips every Wednesday, focusing on topics such as creating balance in your slides, formatting, working with photos and video, animating text and objects, and more. Plus, learn how to extend PowerPoint and connect to cloud accounts such as OneDrive and Google Drive. It doesn't matter whether you use PowerPoint for Windows, PowerPoint for Mac, or work exclusively with Office 365; these tips will help all users maximize their productivity and success with PowerPoint.

CCNP Switching (300-115) Cert Prep: 2 Infrastructure Security and Services

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Validate your enterprise networking knowledge and expertise by earning a CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, Greg Sowell prepares you for the Infrastructure Security and Infrastructure Services portions of exam 300-115 SWITCH, Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks—one of three required exams for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Here, Greg covers how to use Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) to provide fault-tolerant gateways for hosts. He also discusses how the Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) can be used to both provide gateway redundancy and natively load balance connections across multiple gateways simultaneously. Plus, learn about VLAN security, spoofing prevention, centralizing user management, and more.

Dreamweaver: Working with Git Version Control

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
Whether you work solo or with a team, using Adobe Dreamweaver CC with Git version control can help enhance your Dreamweaver workflow. In this course, learn how to use Dreamweaver with Git to back up and manage the development of your projects. David Powers explains how to install Git on both Windows and macOS, configure Dreamweaver to use a local Git repository, and use branches to keep different files separate from your live site. Plus, he shows how to resolve merge conflicts, create tags, work with remote repositories, and more.

Human Resources: Compensation and Benefits

Lynda.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00
To attract and retain top talent, it's crucial for companies to get compensation and benefits right. When employees feel that they're paid fairly for what they do, there's greater incentive for them to excel in the workplace. This course provides an overview of the strategic choices that employers must make when developing a total rewards system. HR expert Wayne Cascio addresses management, policy, and legal issues in developing pay structures, incentive plans, and benefit offerings. He discusses how to establish an effective performance review process, how pay surveys drive decisions about compensation and benefits, the role of HR technology, and more.

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.