Pluralsight – Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya

Pluralsight – Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya
English | Size: 3.4GB
Category: Tưtorial

Once you’ve designed your highly detailed, sculpted game character, there’s still one more step that needs to be done – retopology. In this course, Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya, you’ll take a sculpted mesh and use Maya to create a lower-resolution game-appropriate mesh that will look like your design. You’ll start by learning the basics of getting a reference model created. Then, you’ll use several polygon modeling tools to edit your base geometry to better reflect the shapes and silhouettes of your reference model. Finally, you’ll use the Quad Draw tool in Maya to create a new topology for your character completely from scratch. By the end of this course, you’ll have a much better idea about some of the options you have in Maya for creating a new, game-ready mesh from a detailed sculpt. Software required: Maya. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Building Applications Using Spring JDBC by Bryan Hansen 2017

Pluralsight – Building Applications Using Spring JDBC by Bryan Hansen 2017
English | Size: 584.60 MB
Category: CBTs

Interacting with a database in Java applications has been a challenge for a long time, with developers wondering the best practices for doing so. In this course, Building Applications Using Spring JDBC, you’ll learn how to use the Spring JDBC framework to implement the CRUD functions of your application. First, you’ll dive into understanding the CRUD functions of data access and retrieval, along with batch operations. Next, you’ll discover how to implement the other best practices of Spring such as RESTful services, design patterns, and multi-tier development. Finally, you’ll cover exception handling and transactions. The functionality of this course will be tested through unit tests and web services that could also be consumed through a Javascript UI, such as Angular or React. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to effectively use Spring JDBC to interact with your data in your applications. [Read more…]

Pluralsight PRINCE2® – The Risk Theme Tommy van Schaik

Pluralsight | PRINCE2® – The Risk Theme | Tommy van Schaik
English | Size: 193.10 MB
Category: Misc Learning

This is a deep dive into the PRINCE2® risk theme which is one of the seven themes of the PRINCE2® project management method. You will learn all about the risk management procedure that will help you take control of risks that threaten your project.

Risks are a determining factor in the success of projects and if you take control of these risks, you can create a situation where project risks are taken in a responsible manner. In this course, PRINCE2® – The Risk Theme, you will take a deep dive into PRINCE2®’s approach to risk. First, you will learn about how PRINCE2® uses the risk management procedures to take control of the risks in your projects by identifying what the potential risks are. Next, you will discover how to assess and label risks. Finally, you will explore planning and implementing responses for those risks. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills to use the PRINCE2® risk management procedure and will be able to implement this procedure into your own projects. [Read more…]

Pluralsight | PRINCE2® – Project Processes | Tommy van Schaik

Pluralsight | PRINCE2® – Project Processes | Tommy van Schaik
English | Size: 228.32 MB
Category: Misc Learning

In this course, you will learn the actions, responsibilities, artifacts, and triggers for each of the PRINCE2® processes.

Processes are an important part of the PRINCE2® project management method, as they point out the responsibilities and actions that need to be taken to create an adequate control structure for your project. In this course, PRINCE2® – Project Processes, you will learn foundational knowledge of each of the seven PRINCE2® processes. First, you will learn the rationale behind each process. Next, you will discover what project management challenges are countered using each of the PRINCE2® processes. Finally, you will explore how the project processes interact with the other steps in the Prince2® processes. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of the PRINCE2® processes at the practitioner level, and you will be able implement the PRINCE2® processes in your own projects [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Parallel-friendly Rigging in Maya 2018

Pluralsight – Parallel-friendly Rigging in Maya 2018
English | Size: 471.2MB
Category: Tutorial

Parallel Evaluation mode was first introduced in Maya 2016 to increase animation performance through parallel processing and GPU acceleration. Maya 2018 continues to enhance parallel performance with various improvements, including the expansion of GPU supported nodes. In this course, Parallel-friendly Rigging in Maya 2018, you’ll learn Parallel Evaluation, build a parallel-friendly rig, and provide performance debugging techniques. First, you’ll discover how Maya’s Parallel Evaluation is computed in comparison to DG Evaluation. Next, you’ll learn to apply knowledge into prototyping a parallel-friendly rig. Finally, you’ll explore some performance debugging techniques. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of Parallel Rigging. Software required: Maya 2018. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Unreal Engine 4 Lighting Fundamentals

Pluralsight – Unreal Engine 4 Lighting Fundamentals
English | Size: 296.7MB
Category: Tutorial

At the core of every environment scene, a thorough knowledge of lighting is evident. In this course, Unreal Engine 4 Lighting Fundamentals, you’ll learn about the different light types, settings, and effects in Unreal to give a scene a polished, fuller look. First, you’ll uncover the important concepts of lighting that so frequently prove to be a stumbling block for most as they begin their initial foray into lighting. Next, you’ll explore the tools available to use as your lighting solutions by using a pre-built and pre-textured scene of a wide crossing corridor filled with random objects and “greebles”. [Read more…]

Pluralsight Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush

Pluralsight Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush
English | Size: 5.03 GB
Category: Tutorial

Once a character design has been settled on, the first step in getting that character into your Unity game is often sculpting the model. Probably the best tool around for creating these highly detailed sculpts is ZBrush. In this course, Game Character Sculpting in ZBrush, you’ll learn to use ZBrush to create the hero character from the Unity game, Swords and Shovels. Working from the ground up, you’ll start by creating the initial armature using a very flexible tool called ZSpheres. From there, you’ll learn to use several of ZBrush’s powerful sculpting brushes to edit the geometry at its base and to begin sculpting in all the character’s musculature and detail. Next, you’ll also learn to stylize your model and to create things like clothing and accessories by extracting geometry from existing shapes. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Unity Audio Fundamentals

Pluralsight – Unity Audio Fundamentals
English | Size: 2.6GB
Category: Tutorial

This course introduces Unity Developers to the basics of Unity’s audio engine, C# scripting for audio, and creating compelling soundscapes for your Unity project.

Software required: Unity 5 or newer, Visual Studio.

Creating compelling soundscapes for your Unity project can be daunting. In this course, Unity Audio Fundamentals, you’ll get to see the basics of Unity’s audio engine and C# scripting for audio. You’ll start with understanding playing background music, playing ambient sound, and creating event-triggered sound effects (SFX) in Unity. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – VPN Fundamentals for CCNP Security

Pluralsight – VPN Fundamentals for CCNP Security (Bitspyder)
English | Size: 164.88 MB
Category: Tutorial

VPNs are used every day in today’s secure data networks. This course, VPN Fundamentals for CCNP® Security, will teach you the fundamentals of VPN protocols and algorithms while covering topics of the CCNP® Security SIMOS exam.
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PluralSight – Using Advanced Data Structures in Modern Applications

PluralSight – Using Advanced Data Structures in Modern Applications
English | Size: 582.85 MB
Category: Misc Learning

Built-in data structures are great for a lot of things, but sometimes in modern applications the use of more advanced structures is required in order to implement things efficiently. In this course, Using Advanced Data Structures in Modern Applications, you’ll learn how bloom and cuckoo filters can be used to prevent a cache from being wasted on items that are only read once. First, you’ll delve into how disjoint-set data structures can be used to efficiently form clusters of related users of an application. [Read more…]