Tutorials

Toon
Toon Boom Studio 3.5

Toon Boom Studio 3.5 is an industry standard 2D animation application. Used to create animation for film, television and the Web, this powerful software allows users to bring their stories and artwork to life. In this VTC course, Dwayne Ferguson, a professional animator and television art director, shows users step by step, how to get the most out of this powerful software. Users will learn how to navigate the Toon Boom interface, animation principals and technique, how to use external applications to bring special effects into scenes, and much more. To get started today, simply click on one of the Toon Boom Studio 3.5 lessons.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 9: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Bundle

Join FileMaker Guru John Mark Osborne, as he guides you through this comprehensive 3 part series. To view the titles within this bundle, navigate to the individual titles:

FileMaker Pro 9: Beginner

FileMaker Pro 9: Intermediate

FileMaker Pro 9: Advanced

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro 9 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

Microsoft
Microsoft Project 2007

Product managers need to track project resources, time and cost, schedule tasks efficiently, exchange project information, and communicate with resources while maintaining control over the project. This can be a daunting task unless you have the right tools, and know how to use them. In this course, VTC author, Brian Culp, teaches users Microsoft Project 2007, an invaluable project management tool. Learn how to start projects, create and edit tasks, assign resources to tasks, share project information, and much more. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Project 2007 lessons.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 9: Advanced

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 advanced level and uses a single invoicing example to demonstrate FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5 and 9 features and techniques including the Ultimate Find, saving a found set of records for future retrieval, saving find criteria for future use, text parsing to create features, making new requests easier for users, parsing web form generated emails, five methods for deleting duplicates, recursive phone filter, creating preferences in a single-user and multi-user scenario, web-like back and forward buttons, conditional buttons, custom form letters, changing text attributes with scripts and many more techniques with an emphasis on adaptive scripting and calculations. 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 one of the FileMaker Pro 9: Advanced links.

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced FileMaker Pro 9 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** This tutorial is part three in a 3-part FileMaker Pro 9 series.

*** Captions not yet available on CD version.

FileMaker
FileMaker Pro 9: Intermediate

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 an intermediate level and uses a single invoicing solution to demonstrate FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5 and 9 features and techniques including interface design, relational database design, relationship operators, multiple predicates, table occurrences, portal filters, security, scripts, calculations, FileMaker Pro Advanced, multi-user solutions, record locking, multi-keys and deleting duplicate records. 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 one of the FileMaker Pro 9: Intermediate links.

The completed invoicing solution included on the beginner, intermediate and advanced (soon-to-be-released) FileMaker Pro 9 training is provided as a visual goal. Upon completion of all three titles, you will have created the exact same invoicing solution. If you would like to purchase the completed invoicing solution, please visit the www.databasepros.com web site.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both FileMaker 8 and 7. Substitute techniques for FileMaker 7 users will be discussed when necessary.

** This tutorial is part two in an upcoming 3-part FileMaker Pro 9 series.

*** Captions not yet available on CD version.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

The Microsoft .NET Framework has quickly become one of the most popular development platforms in the world. Application development continues to evolve at a faster pace as the Internet becomes more and more a part of our business and personal lives. With the release of version 2.0 and 3.0, developers have many more tools and functionalities available to provide the kinds of services consumers need. In this overview VTC author, Mark Long provides an introduction into the latest versions of the Microsoft .NET Framework. To begin learning simply click the links.

Microsoft
Microsoft Access 2007

Microsoft Access 2007 helps you effectively track, report, and share information in a manageable environment. With a library of pre-built tracking applications (database solutions) and the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, Access 2007 does not require deep database knowledge or programming skills. In this VTC course, Author / IT Instructor, Tim Warner introduces users to database design concepts while assisting them in becoming proficient with building and maintaining an Access 2007 database. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Access 2007 links.

Maya
Maya 8.5 Fundamentals

Maya is the world's most powerful integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering software. That's why top feature film, animation and video artists, game developers, visualization professionals, Web and print designers rely on Maya. And because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or the embedded MEL scripting language. In this VTC course, John Park - Character Technical Director with Walt Disney Animation Studios, teaches the fundamentals of Maya 8.5, while showing "practical" examples on how to streamline your workflow. To begin learning, click on one of the movie links.

*** Captions not available on CD version.

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Introduction To Apache Web Server

Behind every great web site is a hard working web server ready to deliver content to the world. Apache is the most widely used web server software on the Internet, combining power and flexibility in an open source package. VTC author Dawn Dunkerley will guide you through the numerous features of Apache and the LAMP stack, helping you configure a web server solution that works for your needs. To begin learning simply click the links.

QuickBooks
QuickBooks 2007

QuickBooks is America's #1 selling accounting software, and with its many new features, it makes managing your business easier than before. Users can complete routine tasks such as writing checks, paying bills, creating invoices, tracking funds, inventory, and POs, emailing and faxing invoices and managing payroll. In this course, VTC Author, Eric Butow demonstrates how to set up QuickBooks information preferences, use QuickBooks online features, secure records, import and export QuickBooks data, collect income and make payments, pay sales taxes, record assets, liability and equity, produce reports, use memorizations and reminders, set up payroll and pay employees, track job costs and monitor time. Start learning QuickBooks 2007 immediately by clicking one of the subjects below.

Microsoft
Microsoft Excel 2007

Though Microsoft Excel has been around for many years, Excel 2007 has an entirely new look and feel. Many new features have been added to improve productivity and workflow. In this in-depth VTC course, VTC Author Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan explores using Excel to create, manage, and analyze spreadsheet data. Users will learn to develop all the necessary worksheets and workbooks for financial and informational data, for a company that distributes healthy snacks to companies throughout a city. The course steps the participant through the various topics and skills needed to master Excel 2007 and provides a fun project for applying the new knowledge. Work Files are included. To get started learning Microsoft Excel 2007, click on one of the movie links below.

Audio
Audio Recording and Production

VTC's Audio Recording and Production covers the basics of recording without leaving out advanced and interesting features. It covers topics such as the history of analog and digital recording, studio equipment, acoustics and studio design, waveforms and synthesis, MIDI, signal flow and routing, digital audio and editing, microphones types and usage, equalization, dynamics and compression, reverb and time-based effects, mixing, mastering, and the integration between the project and professional studios. This tutorial will give any novice recording engineer the tools, techniques, and knowledge to effectively record and produce professional sounding projects. To begin learning, click on one of the movie topics.