In iPad Tips and Tricks, author Christopher Breen provides expert tips for getting the most out of the Apple iPad (first generation) and iPad 2, including gesturing, typing, and adding content, as well as troubleshooting common device issues. The course explains how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, and set up videoconferences. The course also demonstrates both built-in and third-party solutions for opening and editing files, streaming video and audio wirelessly, and troubleshooting common device issues.
Character Rigging in Maya
with: George Maestri
Character Rigging in Maya provides a basic introduction to rigging theory, and delves into the details of how to create professional, realistic 3D characters. Instructor and animation veteran George Maestri shows how to combine Maya’s skeleton, inverse kinematics (IK), and constraint tools to create a basic rig for a character, and how to attach the character mesh to the skeleton using Maya’s skinning tools. The course also explores advanced rigging controls such as IK switches and facial animation and how to create a control panel to manipulate the character’s expressions. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
duration: 04h 37m
Up and Running with Tumblr
with: Justin Seeley
In this course, author Justin Seeley shows how to share content quickly and easily using the Tumblr microblogging platform. The course walks through creating an account, setting preferences, choosing a theme, and adding Facebook and Twitter integration, as well as creating audio, video, and text posts; building custom themes with CSS and HTML; and publishing posts remotely. The course also covers working with pages, creating page templates, and tracking blog traffic with Google Analytics. Exercise files accompany the course.
duration: 02h 42m
CSS: Page Layouts
with: James Williamson
CSS: Page Layouts introduces basic layout concepts, gives advice on how to create properly structured HTML based on prototypes and mockups, and goes into critical page layout skills such as floats and positioning. Author James Williamson shows how to combine these techniques to create fixed, fluid, and responsive layouts. Designers are also shown how to enhance their pages through the creative use of CSS techniques like multi-column text, opacity, and the background property. Exercise files are included with this course.
duration: 08h 57m
Infographics: Area Bubbles
with: Shane Snow
In this course, author Shane Snow shows how to create an area bubble infographic, or graphic representation of data. The course breaks down the principles of area chart visualizations and details how to calculate the dimensions of area bubbles with Microsoft Excel formulas, design and polish the infographic in Adobe Photoshop, and arrange design elements post-illustration. Exercise files accompany the course.
duration: 24m 00s
Infographics: Visualizing Relationships
with: Shane Snow
In this course, author Shane Snow shows how to depict complex relationships in an easy-to-understand infographic, or graphic representation of data. The course covers building a multi-relationship radial diagram, illustrating connections between relationships, and creating legends, as well as designing title and source credits and adjusting the placement of design elements post-illustration. Exercise files accompany the course.
duration: 50m 42s
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