Tutorials

Autodesk
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012

Autodesk 3ds Max is an industry-leading application used to create amazing 3d models and animations. In this VTC course, you will learn how to navigate the interface while exploring the anatomy of 3d models. You will build your own 3d models, discover how to light and render scenes, and learn how to create logo animations. VTC author and professional animator Dwayne Ferguson will also demonstrate how to leverage the power of 3ds Max with several external applications, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Pixologic ZBrush. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - Adobe Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 is the most comprehensive update Adobe has ever offered. In this VTC QuickStart! course we examine the new features in Photoshop CS6 and demonstrate how to use them. Expert photographer Phil Hawkins covers what you need to know to get going quickly: new crop tools, new Content-Aware tools, new darker Interface, Adaptive Wide Angle correction tool, the Mercury Graphics Engine that helps Photoshop run faster, new text tools, new blur gallery, and more. Phil examines each tool in detail and he explains how to use them through demonstrations. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

* VTC QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

FileMaker
FileMaker Server 12

FileMaker Server is the cornerstone of a trouble-free and performant FileMaker solution deployment. This course describes the new FileMaker Server 12. The videos outline what is new, explains in detail how to install and configure FileMaker Server and what to look out for. The section on troubleshooting and best practices will make sure you are well equipped to keep your deployment running. And since FileMaker Server lets you easily integrate your data with other applications and the web, that topic is also covered extensively. Work Files are included. To begin learning FileMaker Server 12 today, simply click on the movie links.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 12: Beginner

FileMaker Pro is powerful enough to handle most database jobs yet easy enough to create simple solutions in minutes. This practical "how to" course by FileMaker expert John Mark Osborne starts from beginner level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate all the features in FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 including: field creation, finding, sorting, layout mode, container fields, auto-entry, validation, printing, scripts, calculations, importing, exporting, interface design and new FileMaker Pro 12 features including charting, snapshot links and the inspector. Examples of the invoice file are provided at every stage of the creation process so the user can easily review one section without starting from the beginning. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

QuickStart
QuickStart! - JavaScript 1.8.5

JavaScript is a simple, dynamic, object-orientated programming language. Widely used, its client-side interaction gives JavaScript broad appeal. If you have surfed the net you have seen JavaScript in action. In this VTC QuickStart! course, author Geoff Armstrong takes you through JavaScript step by step. He begins at a beginner level and uses practical examples supported with full source code. Get started now by clicking the movie links below.

* VTC QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses are available only to registered VTC Online University members.

Data
Data Structures and Algorithms in C++

This is an introductory course about algorithms and data structures. C++ is the programming language used in the course. The basics of this language will be reviewed before more difficult concepts are explored. VTC author and expert Dima Kassab will examine many topics, including: data design and implementation, primitive data structures (such as arrays and records), classes, templates, sorted and unsorted array-based lists, linked lists, doubly linked lists, stacks, queues, and binary search trees. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction
Introduction to Oracle 11g

This VTC course introduces some of the basics of Oracle Database including: installing Oracle on Windows and Linux, Oracle tools, some database modeling, underlying architecture (the files), creating and dropping tables, selecting data, filtering data, sorting data, built-in functions, joining tables, and aggregating with the GROUP BY clause. The course content is not focused on Oracle Certification but it will give you a good start towards coding SQL and will also get you started with basic installation and configuration. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Camtasia
Camtasia Studio 7 and Snagit 10

This VTC course introduces you to Techsmith's two programs: Camtasia Studio 7 and Snagit 10. Author Mark Struthers will first demonstrate how to use Camtasia Studio before moving on to Snagit so that you understand how both programs complement each other when creating screen recording videos. Additionally, you will see two mini Camtasia projects that illustrate how you can create educational resources for the classroom. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Concept
Concept to 3D Art for the Game Designer

In this VTC course, you will learn about the pre-production process behind creating concept art for a video game character. It starts with understanding a character's background. From there, you will proceed to concept sketching and painting, and finally to preparing a finished concept presentation model in 3D. Professional illustrator, television animation art director, and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes you through an in-depth look at the creative process of character design from 2D to 3D. To begin learning today, click on the movie links below.

VMware
VMware Workstation 8

Virtual computing is one of the most exciting and in-demand aspects of Information Technology. From the user's laptop to the back office server, virtual computing is changing the way we think about and utilize our physical machines. VMWare is the industry leader in virtualization technology and product innovation. Workstation 8 is the latest version of the most popular desktop virtualization software available. It provides a mature, stable, and innovative environment for creating and managing virtual machines. It is also the place to begin to introduce yourself to the world of virtual computing and the place to begin your quest to become certified on VMWare's extensive product line. In this VTC course, author Mark Long will introduce you to Workstation 8 and guide you through the process of using Workstation to create, manage, and utilize virtualization on your computer, whether you are using a laptop or a multi-processor server. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Avid
Avid Pro Tools 10

VTC's Avid Pro Tools 10 course introduces the new features in this latest release of the audio recording and music production powerhouse. From clip gain and disk caching to new plug-ins and workflows, this version of ProTools is both powerful and exciting. Sam McGuire covers these new features and also explores many of the traditional features using real world examples and practical demonstrations. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional, you will find this course both insightful and entertaining. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

MySQL
MySQL 5 Administration-Part 1

This VTC MySQL 5 Administration Part 1 course is the first of a two-part series on the basics of administering a MySQL Server. This is a continuation of the introduction to MySQL 5 we began with the MySQL 5 Development Parts 1 and 2 courses and it assumes that the student has the equivalent knowledge covered in those courses. This first Administration course lays the groundwork for an understanding of basic internal systems of the MySQL server. The focus in Part 1 is to gain familiarity with these systems and various alternatives we have, from the different administrative tools that are available to the different options and sources for MySQL server software and services. While Part 1 has limited hands-on sections, we do offer a lot of detail and a number of exercises on user accounts and security, accessing information about some key internal systems, and some important operations for performing table maintenance. After learning this academic information about the Server, Part 2 will follow this with many practical administrative operations and systems critical to your successful use of the MySQL Server. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.