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|Tableau Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Tableau is a widely used data analytics and visualization tool that many consider indispensable for data-science-related work. Its drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to sort, compare, and analyze data from multiple sources, including Excel, SQL Server, and cloud-based data repositories. In this course, learn what you need to know to analyze and display data using Tableau Desktop—and make better, more data-driven decisions for your company. Discover how to install Tableau, connect to data sources, and sort and filter your data. Instructor Curt Frye also demonstrates how to create and manipulate data visualizations—including highlight tables, charts, scatter plots, histograms, maps, and dashboards—and shows how to share your visualizations via the web.
|Telling Your Story on the Web in 60 Seconds Training Lynda.com|
Grabbing people's attention on the internet is getting harder and harder. Simple text and static photos just don't cut it in such a cluttered space. In this course, you can learn how to use video, motion graphics, and 360-degree imagery to create eye-catching content. Rich Harrington takes you through six step-by-step projects that feature dynamic media—from the deceptively simple slideshow to meme-worthy animated GIFs—and require nothing more than a camera or smartphone and a subscription to Adobe CC. Each project can be exported in a format that's easy to share online and on social media. By the end of the course, you'll have several options for building your next web project, whether it's to demo a product, draw attention to a cause, or promote a brand online.
|Trello Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to get more done using Trello, the popular productivity tool from Atlassian. Follow along with Zack Arnold as he shows you everything you need to know to make the most of Trello. Zack explains how to use Trello to organize your own work or to manage larger projects in collaboration with your team. Discover how to create, filter, link, and archive cards and boards, and extend Trello with Power-Ups, browser extensions, and cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Plus, learn how to apply your preferred project management style—Getting Things Done®, Kanban, scrum/agile, or Gantt—to Trello.
Getting Things Done® is a registered trademark of the David Allen Company.
|Using Entity Framework Core with Legacy Databases Training Lynda.com|
Not every development project starts from scratch. Often, you're rewriting applications to take advantage of different data sources, or to make connections to legacy data in more efficient ways. Entity Framework (EF) Core plays extremely well with existing databases, and it can generate some of the data-access code for you automatically. Using the practical techniques shown in this course, you can use EF Core with existing relational databases, and modify the generated code as necessary. Richard Goforth shows how to connect to a database, scaffold a model from it, and begin improving on that model. He uses shadow properties, concurrency tokens, and other techniques to best map a database to an application. No matter how untidy your tables and fields, EF Core will help you write clean, cross-platform code that is easy to maintain in the long run.
|11 Tricks for Faster Photo Processing with Bridge and Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
Taking pictures is easy; managing images is a different story. In this workshop, Adobe Certified Instructor Russell Viers shares his techniques for sorting through your photo libraries. See how to breeze through images using Bridge and full-screen preview, how to quickly mark the ones you like and open them all for synchronized image adjustment, how to go from Bridge to InDesign and Photoshop for page layout and image optimization, and more. These 11 techniques show how to process your digital photos faster, and save precious time for shooting.
|Acrobat DC: Creating Forms Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to take static PDF documents and turn them into interactive forms with Acrobat DC. Garrick Chow shows how to add interactive form fields—everything from text and check boxes to radio buttons and list boxes—and how to trigger actions with buttons. The course also explores how to automate form creation with the Form Wizard, perform calculations, work with signatures, distribute forms, and use the data gathered from forms.
|Webpack for React Applications Training Lynda.com|
|Wireframing for Product Managers Training Lynda.com|
Kick start the project management process. Learn how to conceptualize your ideas with simple sketches, and refine them into interactive wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. Instructor Evan Kimbrell explains how to build out ideas for a website and a mobile app using nothing more than a pen and paper. Then he turns to tools like POP and Balsamiq to communicate more complex features and interactions. Finally, he reverse-engineers one of the world's most popular sites—YouTube—so you can see how effective sketches translate into first-class products.
|Working as a Contract or Temporary Employee Training Lynda.com|
The modern workforce is a blended one, with many companies choosing to offer roles to temporary employees or contractors as well as direct hires. These temporary or contract positions afford professionals a more flexible schedule, as well as the opportunity to acquire brand-new skills. Regardless of where you are in your career, choosing to work as a contractor or temporary employee can boost your marketability and open the door to new job opportunities. In this course, join expert recruiter and trainer Barbara Bruno as she covers the benefits and challenges of working as a contractor or temporary employee; explains how to define your career goals and priorities; and shows how to use your experience as a temporary worker to improve your marketability and escalate your career growth.
|ZBrush 2018 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
ZBrush combines 3D modeling, texturing, and painting into one digital sculpting workflow. As such, it has dozens of features to master, and the 2018 edition adds the Sculptris Pro mode, new deformers, a polygroup generation tool, and more. If you're a beginner, this course is the best introduction you can get. Instructor Ryan Kittleson helps digital artists—and those who are simply new to ZBrush—to learn all the essential tools and techniques. He shows how to create basics forms with meshes, sculpt details with brushes, paint and texture your models, and render the results—using the same professional pipeline you would for real-world projects. Follow along and learn how to use ZBrush to build the wildest 3D creations you can imagine.
|100 Courses and Counting: David Rivers on Elearning Training Lynda.com|
David Rivers has been recording elearning courses for lynda.com for over a decade. He's one of our star authors! In this interview (conducted from his home recording studio in Canada), he offers lessons from his 100-course journey with lynda.com. David shares his process for creating and recording course content, and provides inspiration for other authors who want to turn their knowledge into tutorials for the emerging elearning market.
|20 Unofficial Rules of Songwriting Training Lynda.com|
While there are technically no limits when it comes to songwriting, here are 20 "unofficial" rules that songwriters employ to make songs more engaging and memorable. And it's not just commercial songwriters. These rules are used in many of the popular and GRAMMY-winning songs you hear today. In this course, Cliff Goldmacher reveals tips from the professional songwriter's rulebook, starting with 10 rules about lyrics: staying conversational, using concrete details, and keeping your rhyme schemes the same in similar sections. He then discusses five rules for melodies, including why you should keep melodies simple, unique, and accessible, and how to make them more memorable with repetition. The last five rules tackle familiar song structures and tips for shortening sections of songs.
|2011 SBIFF Producers' Panel: Movers and Shakers Training Lynda.com|
As a presenting sponsor of the 26th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, lynda.com puts you in the front row of four fascinating panel discussions with some of Hollywood's top filmmakers, including a number of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award winners and nominees.
Moderated by Patrick Goldstein from the Los Angeles Times, these six producers cover many topics not often discussed in the entertainment press. The struggle to get a picture funded, ratings battles with Motion Picture Association of America, where the lines are drawn making a dramatic film based on a real life event, and working with a difficult director. They offer amazing stories of perseverance and triumph.
This panel includes Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Alix Madigan (Winter’s Bone), Todd Lieberman (The Fighter), Mike Deluca (The Social Network), and Jamie Patricof (Blue Valentine).
|2D Animation: Animal Walk Cycles Training Lynda.com|
Capturing the movements of a horse, dog, or other such creature in 2D animation requires an understanding of certain principles and techniques. In this course, Dermot O'Connor explains how to animate four-legged animals as they walk, trot, and run. Dermot compares the anatomy of animals and humans, showing the analogous parts. He also demonstrates the basics of a quadruped walk, explaining how to create the leg positions for the front and the back, as well as how to offset them to create a realistic walk. Plus, learn how to add individual quirks to a run and create cartoony run cycles.
|2D Animation: Walk Cycles Basics Training Lynda.com|
There are four primary poses of a walk cycle, and the sequence in which they are animated is very important. In this 2D animation tutorial, Dermot O' Connor provides an introduction to the basics of all walk cycles. The principles apply to any animation student, regardless of software.
First, he reviews the poses—contact, down, passing, and high point—and the creative decisions you have to make about timing, frame rates, and placement. (Traditionally, walk cycles can be animated in place or across the screen.) In the following chapters, Dermot animates a character walking in profile and also from a front view. These two projects give you opportunities to see animation techniques, such as creating poses and in-betweens and troubleshooting arcing and timing issues, in action.
|2D Game Design and Development Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
With today's wide range of game development tools and engines, it's easy to get started making 2D games with very little effort. But for your game to succeed, you need to plan it right from the start. Jesse Freeman walks you through everything you need to know to design and develop your first 2D game, from picking an engine, building artwork, and incorporating sound, to publishing and marketing the finished game. Along with high-level strategies, Jesse reviews the tools that you need to make development easier and faster—because the last thing you want to do is reinvent the wheel. Learn the fundamentals to designing 2D games from scratch and spend your energy on making great games.
|360 Video Production and Post Training Lynda.com|
360 video technology offers creative professionals interesting new ways to create immersive content. If you're interested in creating 360 videos, then this course can help you get up to speed with the 360 video process. Instructor Nick Harauz goes over which tools you can use, and how to leverage those tools to create, edit, and export high-quality videos. Nick dives into the differences between AR, VR, and 360; reviews 360 camera solutions; and shares production and post-production considerations. He also shows how to stitch together 360 footage, edit VR clips, add transitions and effects, export your final projects, and more.
|360 Video Workflow Training Lynda.com|
360° video is the next step in video production. Thanks to standards adopted by such major players as YouTube, Samsung, and Kodak, the technology has become good enough and cheap enough that both professionals and hobbyists alike can now produce immersive 360° content. However, it's one thing to shoot a raw 360° picture or video and share it, but it takes another level of understanding to be able to work with these files, and edit them into finished content.
This course explores some of the current camera options available to the 360° filmmaker, their relative strengths and weaknesses, possible applications of the 360° format, in-depth workflows to get you from shooting to finished project, and the best methods for sharing and viewing your 360° videos. Mark W. Gray helps you assemble and edit a final, polished 360° video using Final Cut Pro, but once you have mastered the basics, you can apply the lessons to your own preferred tools and workflows.
|3D Printing & Modeling Household Parts Training Lynda.com|
Missing a knob, bracket, latch, or other household part? Replacement parts are hard to come by, and can be difficult to find. Discover how easy and rewarding it is to 3D print your own parts. In this course, Tanya Staples and Greg Pickard show how to put today's 3D printing technology to work in the home. Together, they'll show you how to measure a part, model it in SketchUp, print a prototype on a desktop 3D printer, and make sure the part fits. Plus, learn how to use third-party services such as Shapeways to print the part in metal or another industrial-grade material.
|3D Printing a Scale Model with AutoCAD Training Lynda.com|
By 3D printing scale models, architects can save time, troubleshoot problems, and fully illustrate their ideas in three dimensions. In this course, Kacie Hultgren takes you through the steps of transforming your 2D architectural drawings into a 3D model printed on a MakerBot 3D printer. The course reviews AutoCAD's 3D modeling tools and commands, and pays special attention to necessary adaptations and settings for successful 3D prints.
|3ds Max 2013 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
The course covers Autodesk 3DS Max from the ground up, providing a thorough overview of this advanced 3D graphics and modeling package. Author Aaron F. Ross covers the 3ds Max interface and walks through common tasks such as modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, and rendering. The course is centered around real-world projects that provide designers practical examples to use with the lessons.
|3ds Max 2017 New Features Training Lynda.com|
What's new in 3ds Max 2017? The new user interface is key: flatter and faster than before. 3ds Max 2017 also introduces the Autodesk Raytracer (ART), a physically based renderer for photorealistic stills. Aaron F. Ross covers these features plus many others, explaining what to expect and how to use the new asset management, modeling, animation, materials, and rendering tools.
|3ds Max: Advanced Materials Training Lynda.com|
Physically based rendering (PBR) simulates the way light works in the real world. It achieves greater realism with less effort than traditional 3D rendering. This course focuses on PBR shading techniques in 3ds Max, using the Physical Material to achieve photorealistic surfaces such as stone, glass, and metal. Author Aaron F. Ross also looks at building shading networks, and combining and adjusting maps in interesting ways. Procedural maps such as ambient occlusion and substance deserve special attention, and you'll also see how to bake them out to bitmap files for cross-application and renderer compatibility. By the end of the course, you'll have a firm foundation in advanced shading workflows in 3ds Max.
|3ds Max: Rendering with Arnold Training Lynda.com|
Arnold is a high-quality rendering engine in 3ds Max 2018. Realistic rendering is easier than ever with this brute force Monte Carlo ray tracer. The physically-based rendering of Arnold accurately simulates light in the real world, but allows the breaking of physical laws to achieve artistic styles. This course is an overview of the core features of Arnold for lighting, materials, and rendering in 3ds Max.
|5-Day Drawing Challenge: Drawing Closer to Nature Training Lynda.com|
Drawing is for everyone. It just takes practice! Exercise your drawing skills and become better at seeing and capturing the world around you with Von Glitschka's 5-day drawing challenges. This installment asks you to reconsider the fascinating subjects Mother Nature provides and reinterpret them using your own imagination and a pen, pencil, or stylus.
Von will assign a drawing challenge for each day. Take the time you need to finish each challenge, and then watch the video where Von shares his own hand-drawn solution. There are no right answers here; his solutions should serve as inspiration. For more encouragement, check out the chapter on staying inspired, featuring artist Oguzhan Secir. And don't forget to share your drawings via Twitter and Facebook! Use the hashtag #5daydraw.