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|UXPin for UX Design Training Lynda.com|
Provide stakeholders with realistic, interactive prototypes so they can test and experience the intuitiveness of your designs. You can accomplish this by using a tool with features that help you achieve current user experience (UX) industry standards. In this course, learn how to use the popular UXPin platform to create wireframes, enhance mockups, add animation, share interactive prototypes, test responsiveness, and more. Discover how to create layouts for devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to desktops, and learn how to work with layered design files from Photoshop or Sketch.
|Value-Based Pricing Training Lynda.com|
Are you charging the price you deserve? You might be able to increase revenue through value-based pricing, a strategy in which you set prices based on the perceived value to customers instead of on cost. In this course, IMD professor Stefan Michel lays out the differences between cost-based and value-based pricing, while detailing the four capabilities of value-based pricing: superior customer insights, an understanding of your market, and the abilities to manage prices and apply pricing psychology. Along the way, explore the benefits of customer segmentation and the concept of pricing as pain management, and learn about the importance of maintaining confidence during price negotiations.
|Vehicle Rigging in Maya Training Lynda.com|
Learn to rig a car model in Autodesk Maya for use in animation, games, design visualization, and visual effects. Author Adam Crespi starts with an overview of parenting and hierarchy, moving into separating the model into working components. From there, you'll learn about creating controllers, constructing functioning wheel assemblies, and constraining the suspension. Expressions are used to tie the rig components together and add a degree of autonomous motion and rotation. Last, a bonus chapter on materials shows how to add realistic shaders onto the car and tie the controls to functionality such as operable headlights and taillights.
Note: Some experience with polygonal modeling in Maya and beginning knowledge of rigging and constraints will help you get the most from this course.
|VFX Techniques: Space Scene 02 Compositing in After Effects Training Lynda.com|
What makes a 3D space battle even more spectacular? Compositing in Adobe After Effects. Learn to take the render-pass sequences of the spaceship versus asteroid scene you created in part 1 of this series, VFX Techniques: Space Scene 01: Maya Animation and Dynamic Simulation and recombine them in After Effects. Author Lee Lanier shows how to integrate shading and color in your render passes, animate the flames emitting from the spaceship, and create a particle simulation that makes the asteroid explosion seem more realistic. You'll also learn to replicate glows, lens flares, film grain, and camera motion along the way.
|VFX Keying: Master Course Training Lynda.com|
Blue-screen and green-screen keying is the bread and butter of visual effects compositing. Every VFX artist must master this complex subject to succeed in the industry. This course offers 12 hours of the most comprehensive and detailed training ever produced on the subject of keying, covering literally every aspect of the job. You can follow along with NUKE, the software featured in the videos, or with any other compositing software that offers floating-point math. NUKE master trainer Steve Wright introduces several overall compositing workflows, as well as a myriad of tips and tricks and several keying techniques never before published. Learn about green-screen, blue-screen, luma, and saturation keys; spill suppression; color correction; edge refinement; and more. Plus, get a bonus appendix chapter of tutorials on keyers such as KEYLIGHT, Primatte, Ultimatte, and others.
Note: This course was created by Steve Wright, author of the seminal book, Digital Compositing for Film and Video. We are proud to host this course in our library.
|Word 2016 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to create, format, share, and print a wide variety of documents in Word 2016. Author David Rivers covers creating new documents from templates and scratch, formatting text and pages, working with headers and footers, using themes and styles, adding multimedia, and more. He'll also show how to share documents with others and enhance your productivity with macros.
|VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle Training Lynda.com|
Creating a Laser Battle shows VFX artists how to generate science-fiction-style gun battles, complete with laser beams, sparks, and set damage. The effects are created right inside After Effects, with its built-in particle tools, rotoscoping, motion tracking, and color, distortion, and blur effects. Combining these techniques in your own shots will allow you to create a wide variety of futuristic gun blasts.
|VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers Training Lynda.com|
Visual effects (VFX) can add destruction to a scene without causing real-world damage. Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements. Author Lee Lanier shows you how to convert video footage into 3D layers, adapt stock footage effects, add and improve Maya particle and rigid body renders, and integrate static artwork to inflict realistic damage to an old-world castle.
|VFX Techniques: Tracking Objects onto a Face Training Lynda.com|
VFX Techniques introduces common yet critical visual effects techniques that are used in film and television shows on a regular basis. This installment shows how to build complex composites with Adobe After Effects and mocha, where motion graphics are mapped to live-action footage of an actor. Author Lee Lanier starts by combining rotoscoping and effects to digitally apply makeup to an actor to disguise motion tracking marks. Then discover how to transfer footage into mocha and generate planar tracking data that you can use to motion track graphics to the moving face of the actor. Plus, learn how to build and adjust motion graphics to create the look of a virtual tattoo and a pair of holographic heads-up glasses.
|Video Budgeting Training Lynda.com|
Whether you're a freelancer or the owner of a production company, creating and presenting accurate budgets is essential to the success of your video project. In this course, learn how to create professional budgets and proposals. Instructor Walter Biscardi Jr. provides instructions for video professionals on how to plan for the financial needs of each video project. To begin, see how to tackle client assessments by viewing an actual example shown from a script-to-screen project. Next, learn how to develop a working concept with pre-budget production planning by assessing your time, crew, and equipment needs. Last, learn how to present your budget and proposal and how to make revisions.
|Video Editing: Moving from Production to Post Training Lynda.com|
With projects moving at lightning speed, "fix it in post" is no longer possible. (If it ever was!) However, learning smart production strategies will streamline video editing and maximize your creative choices. Watch this course to learn how to prepare your projects, including interview-driven, multicamera, and asset-driven productions, for editing in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.
Amy DeLouise reviews production planning, on-set strategies for effective media management, and tips for creating transcripts, editing scripts, and asset lists for editors. During post-production kickoff, she talks about managing your client's expectations: balancing their needs with the realities of production. With any luck, you can reconcile the two in post, using Amy's instructions for setting up Final Cut and Premiere Pro projects for success. The final chapter includes bonus post-production strategies for future-proofing and exporting projects.
|Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials Training Lynda.com|
With most current digital cameras and a little training, photographers can start shooting video, quickly expanding their creative options and the range of services they can offer to their clients.
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
|Video Gear Weekly Training Lynda.com|
What's one of the best parts about being a video professional? All the cool gear! In this series, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman team up to discuss the latest and greatest equipment for video production and post. They talk about the newest cameras, like the Blackmagic 4K, pocket cinema cameras, and GoPros; accessories and adapters that will make your shoots run smoother; and the great tech being invented every day. And because they keep both cost and quality in mind, you won't have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value.
This series is from RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this training in our library.
|Video Gear: Lighting Training Lynda.com|
Lighting can make or break a shoot. But with the right gear, your production has a much higher chance of success. Learn about the latest and greatest lighting equipment for video production in this course with "gearheads" Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. They talk about lighting with LEDs, portable lighting setups, and cool new tech like the submersible Lume Cube. Special guest and National Geographic cinematographer James Ball also stops by to demonstrate practical lighting examples from his own projects. Plus, discover low-cost solutions for creating textured backdrops as well as pure white and pure black backgrounds. As with the rest of the Video Gear series, Rich and Robbie make sure to balance cost and quality, so you'll never have to worry about blowing your budget or compromising production value.
|Video Gear: Technical Tips Training Lynda.com|
Make your video productions run a little smoother with these tips and useful tools. This installment of Video Gear explains how to simplify some of the more technically challenging aspects of video production. Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman show how to capture and develop high-frame-rate, slow-motion, and green-screen footage; calibrate your display for better color management; mount storage disks; and stay powered up on the go. Plus, learn how to recover files from a corrupted disk or media card with the help of utilities like Picture Rescue and Data Rescue.
|Video Lighting and Grip Basics Training Lynda.com|
Filmmakers often need to be able to design and set up lighting for small shoots themselves. While natural light might seem sufficient—and tantalizingly easy—it's rarely coming from the right direction. With some simple video lighting basics, you can dramatically improve the look of your projects. This course aims to help anyone shooting video identify the right equipment and the right techniques for lighting productions of all kinds.
Mark W. Gray demonstrates the lights, stands, and cables that are essential for video lighting. He'll talk about a basic "hot" lighting package like the ARRI Softbank Kit, florescent and LED lighting options, how to properly handle a c-stand, what the heck a "stinger" is, how to shape light with flags, and other important basic techniques for controlling light on your next video project.
NOTE: These techniques are brand-agnostic. If you don't have the lights Mark recommends, you can still get great results!
|Video Production and Post Tips of the Week Training Lynda.com|
From the guys who brought you Video Gear Weekly comes Video Production and Post Tips. In this course, Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman answer common video production and post-production questions, explore gear, and demonstrate useful techniques. As you've come to expect, they keep both cost and quality in mind. Get practical. Get hands-on.
Rich and Robbie explore the latest in video technologies, compatible gear, and how to adjust camera settings to capture images using new perspectives, new resolutions, and new speeds. They provide gear suggestions, with options that meet different budget ranges, and they demonstrate how to implement techniques to solve problems.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 03 Exploring Projects and Solutions Training Lynda.com|
Projects and solutions are essential to Visual Studio. In fact, you can't start coding without a solution file, which contains its own subset of projects with source code, images, and data. Find out how to create and manage your own projects and solutions in this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, with expert Walt Ritscher. Walt explores the relationship between solutions, projects, and compilers and shows how to link files, navigate the Solution Explorer, and change which project builds and debugs first by changing the startup project. He also shows how to debug multiple projects simultaneously and view classes and class members in the Solution Explorer.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 04 Surveying the Programming Languages Training Lynda.com|
You have many choices when you start coding in Visual Studio. Language is one of the most exciting. In this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, Walt Ritscher surveys the programming languages available, including C#, Visual Basic, C++, and F#, as well as some non-Microsoft languages that can be added to Visual Studio. Walt reviews the basic syntax of the four core languages and shows how to write a simple application in each one.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 07 Understanding Project Types Training Lynda.com|
Choosing the right project type in Visual Studio 2015 provides you with the right libraries and tools for your project, whether you're creating a desktop application, mobile app, or web service. In this Visual Studio Essentials training course, Walt Ritscher guides developers through the most popular project templates in Visual Studio 2015, including console, desktop, web, and mobile projects in ASP.NET, Apache Cordova, DirectX, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Universal Windows, and more. He also shows how to create class libraries and leverage third-party project templates that extend Visual Studio's built-in project types.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 08 Extend and Customize the Visual Studio Environment Training Lynda.com|
Visual Studio is already a powerful IDE. But when you add extensions, third-party tools, and templates to the mix, you have a development environment that can be tailored to your exact needs. In this installment of Visual Studio 2015 Essentials, Walt Ritscher shows you how to find, install, and use the most helpful extensions for Visual Studio. Learn how extensions like Spell Checker, Comment Remover, CodeMaid, and Productivity Power Tools can automate and speed up the way you code. Then discover how to build your own extensions, and share them with other developers in the Visual Studio Gallery. Walt also shows how to use standalone external tools to augment the Visual Studio workflow, and create custom templates that include just the files and settings you need for your project types.
|Visual Studio Essential Training: 09 Unit Tests Training Lynda.com|
Ensure your code is up-to-par by performing a unit test, verifying your code works as expected. You can perform unit testing using Visual Studio 2015. Selecting a framework and creating a small piece of code, to exercise a specific area of functionality, is all you need to get started. In this course, learn about the types of frameworks, naming conventions, integrations, and options available to you and how to implement them into your testing workflow. Join Walt Ritscher as he explains the process and step-by-step instructions. Along the way, he provides guidance on how to test with multiple parameters, customize your test runs, discover untested code, and even debug the actual unit tests.
|Visualizing Geospatial Data with Power Map in Excel Training Lynda.com|
Take your data analysis skills (and your data visualizations) to the next level with Power Map, Excel's tool for exploring map and time-based data in 3D. This course takes the project you created in Excel Workshop: Building a Dynamic Heat Map and shows how to reconstruct the visualization using Power Map. First you'll learn how to prepare and standardize your data, using IF and CONCATENATE to combine fields. Then find out how to add a PivotTable to create a new or supplementary data source. Then you will get right down to it and build a Power Map image to visualize geospatial data: accidents in different seasons and locations. In the final chapters, author Chris Dutton provides two options for linking data to the map images, using the INDIRECT and HYPERLINK functions.
|VMWare vSphere 6.5 New Features Training Lynda.com|
Curious about vSphere 6.5? Find out what's new in the VMware virtual data center. VCT Bill Ferguson discusses how the average VMware customer can benefit from the enhancements in vSphere 6.5. Learn where these new tools are found and what configuration steps are needed to get up and running. All the demos take place in the VMware Hands-on Lab environment, so you can follow right along. Explore the three new clients, including the hotly anticipated vSphere client, along with security, compute, storage, network, and manageability enhancements. Plus, learn about vCenter High Availability and DRS clusters, which can transform the way you manage your virtual machines.
|VMware vSphere: Administer and Manage Resources Training Lynda.com|
VMware is the market leader in virtualization. Their cloud-based virtualization platform, vSphere, is the software of choice for organizations looking to go virtual. Watch this course to learn how to manage and allocate resources such as CPU and memory in a VMware vSphere environment.
VMware Certified Instructor Rick Crisci provides an overview of vSphere resource controls—shares, limits, and reservations—and their impact on performance and VSWP file size. Rick explains exactly what happens when virtual machines compete for resources, the role of swap files, and how resource controls help automate allocation.
In chapter 2, Rick shows how to manage performance with resource pools, including child pools. He explains the impact a reservation has on resource pools, and includes a demo on creating and configuring a resource pool. Chapter 3 is an overview of the vFlash architecture for leveraging SSD resources. Watch this chapter to learn how to configure vFlash reservations and to assign a reservation to a VM.
Note: This course maps to the Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources domain of the vSphere Certified Professional 6—Data Center Virtualization (VCP6DCV) exam.