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May 31, 2007

Advanced Flash Tutorials

These are the Advanced Flash Tutorials from ActionScript.org that demonstrate many advanced techniques and features of Flash, including the following: Slider Menu, Dynamic text, 3D Face, Games, Sound Timing, Color fade, Dynamic masking, curves and control point placement, Collision Detection, and many more. ActionScript.org offers many Flash Tutorials for all skill levels.


Advanced Flash Tutorials

 - Active Search List
 - Constrain to Arc with Algebraic Formula
 - Advanced Double Click
 - Weapon Manufacturing 101
 - Advanced Slider Menu
 - Detecting the Mouse Angle
 - Building a Tsunami
 - Dynamic text with scrollbar
 - Virtual Reality Tours in Flash
 - Text Layout Manipulation
 - Mouse Angle Detection II
 - Trigonometry and flash
 - 3D Face Extrusion
 - Class and object in games
 - Creating Flash MX Custom Component Help
 - Advanced Flash MX Sound Timing
 - Reusable ActionScripted Visual Effects (“Multiple effect functions”)
 - Learn how to access and run php procedural functions from within Flash MX
 - Color fade
 - Moving towards the mouse
 - Object VR In Flash MX
 - Yet Another Flash MX Loader
 - A Maze Engine for Flash Games, Using ActionScript 2.0
 - Flash MX Audio Player
 - Dynamic masking using the drawing API
 - Dynamic masking using the drawing API II
 - Flash MX 2004 Undocumented Tween/Easing Classes Documented
 - Advanced Actionscript 2 Computer Graphics Particle Systems and Object Oriented Class Design
 - Understanding curves and control point placement
 - Affine transformation matrix and beginGradientFill
 - Adding MM Components Dynamically
 - Versioning Flash Project with Visual SourceSafe
 - Loading random Background and/or Screensaver
 - Abstract Class in AS2.0
 - CSS in Actionscript 1.0
 - Typography in Flash
 - Easy autoFocus
 - SharedObject Applications
 - Detecting Key Combinations
 - Undo/Redo Architecture – Application
 - Controlling Multi-channel Sound using ActionScript
 - Using EventDispatcher
 - Skewing Objects With ActionScript
 - JSON Communication with Flash: Loading Data
 - Creating subtitles for flash video using XML
 - Use the Same External Dynamic Image Infinitely
 - C++ And Flash [Tutorial on How to make An MMO]
 - Button Animation with RollOver State that Stays when User Clicks a Button
 - Creating a component preview
 - Working with setInterval in classes
 - C++ And Flash V2.0
 - XML Socket in as3 :)
 - AS3 API@TempoStudios.com
 - Archived
 - Detect flash plugin using flash
 - Launch Applications using Flash
 - DOS Cursor Text Effect
 - Actions using External Scripts
 - Open a chromeless window
 - Password protected pages
 - Animating Text By Using ActionScript
 - Opening Files from their Default Applications
 - Creating the Time with Flash 5
 - Collision Detection
 - Circle Collisions


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47 Word Tutorials by Word MVPs

Here are 47 Word Tutorials hosted by the Word MVP Site. This website provides some of the best of the collected knowledge on Microsoft Word. Many of these Word tutorials and tips have been supplied by Microsoft Word MVPs. The Word tutorials cover many features and are for everyone, both those who are beginning and also those who are advanced with their usage of Word. They are applicable to Word 2000, Word XP (2002), Word 2003 and Word 2004.


How to Use Word 


 - Bend Word to Your Will
 - How to save yourself hours by using Outline View properly
 - What do all those funny marks, like the dots between the words in my document, and the square bullets in the left margin, mean?
 - Typographical Tips from Microsoft Publisher
 - Some of the most useful Word keyboard shortcuts
 - Word commands, and their descriptions, default shortcuts and menu assignments
 - How can I insert special characters, such as dingbats and accented letters, in my document?
 - Setting tabs
 - Ruler of all you survey: How to make the best use of Word’s rulers
 - The strait and narrow – using columns
 - Working with sections
 - How can I automatically generate an index in Word?
 - How to control the page numbering in a Word document
 - Finding and replacing non-printing characters (such as paragraph marks), other special characters, and text formatting
 - Finding and replacing characters using wildcards
 - Is there life after “Reveal Codes”?
 - How Word differs from WordPerfect
 - The draw layer: a metaphysical space (and how to bring it back down to earth)
 - Cleaning up text pasted from the Web

 
Merging External Data

 - How to create a Mail Merge
 - Creating a Mail Merge Data Source
 - Making your mail merge “intelligent” by using IF fields
 - Turning Word into a pseudo-database by using Mail Merge Query Options 
 - Using MacroButton fields


The Basics with Using Templates

 - Part I: Creating simple templates
 - Part II: Creating complex book and report templates


 Troubleshooting

 - How can I recover a corrupt document or template – and why did it become corrupt?
 - How to recover a Master Document
 - Why Master Documents corrupt


Using Tables

 - I have a “Name” column which I want to split into “FirstName”, “LastName” – how can I do it?


Forms, Fields and Macro Programming

 - How to add pop-up lists to any Word document, so you can click your way through changes in seconds
 - Creating a macro with no programming experience using the recorder
 - Run a macro automatically when Word starts or quits
 - Run a macro automatically when a document is created, opened or closed
 - Getting to grips with VBA basics in 15 minutes
 - The art of defensive programming
 - Why variables should be declared properly
 - How to cut out repetition and write much less code, by using subroutines and functions that take arguments
 - When to use parentheses to enclose subroutine and function arguments
 - Early vs. Late Binding
 - Getting help with calling Word’s built-in dialogs using VBA (and why doing so can be much more useful than you’d think)
 - How to create a Userform
 - Useful WordBasic commands that have no VBA equivalent
 - Working with bookmarks
 - Determine the index number of the current paragraph
 - How to customise the Control Toolbox in the VBA Editor
 - Intercepting events like Save and Print
 - Writing application event procedures


Finding more Help with Word:

 - Tips on posting to the Word newsgroups
 - Which newsgroup should you post to?
 - Newsgroup Jargon


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May 30, 2007

Web Tutorials and Techniques

Here is a post from my blog at Intelligentedu.com for Web Design and Development Training Tutorials and Techniques, with sample code. These tutorials are for an introductory Web Page Design Course at Saint Vincent College. The modules and tutorials here cover HTML and web programming techniques. One section teaches Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and these can make web page and site development much easier and consistent. Other training modules explain techniques that can be used to make web pages more interactive, including coding examples using JavaScript, HTML forms, CGI Scripts, VBScripts, Active Server Pages, and Java Applets.


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Intermediate Flash Tutorials

Here are ActionScript.org’s Intermediate Flash Tutorials. These explain and describe many important Flash features and functionality that you will want to learn and use on your web site, if you are a Flash developer. This site provides many Flash Tutorials for all skill levels.


Intermediate Flash Tutorials


 - Dynamic Layout Control
 - Banning Words In Flash Forms
 - MovieClipLoaders Part 1
 - Set movie clip properties with actionscript
 - The power of nested loops
 - Drag and Drop Disk Menu System
 - Easing Menu System
 - Dynamic menu with submenus
 - XML 101
 - Creating a Dynamic Drawing application in Flash
 - Flash MX (PHP) Remoting
 - Jigsaw Puzzle
 - Password Masking
 - Context Menus in Flash MX 2004
 - Using Dynamic Content In MX
 - Counteracting Flash’s Automatic Resize
 - User Control of Text Size
 - OOP and inheritance in Flash
 - Pseudo HTML Framesets in Flash MX
 - How to Use the Easy Slideshow Component v1.0
 - save a local copy of file
 - Local Connection
 - Relative Scrolling Content and Navigation
 - Dynamic counter (PHP3+Flash 5)
 - Sliding Value Setter
 - Preloaders in Flash 5
 - Send Email via Flash and PHP
 - Sawp Depths
 - Preloading Multiple Loaded Movies
 - Object Movement Relative to Mouse
 - Creating preoloaders for the attachSound Method
 - Arrays in ActionScript
 - Maths Functions including Random
 - Motion using Actionscript
 - Video to Vector Animation
 - Continuously Scrolling Text Field / Graphic Objects
 - Actionscript Powered Movement
 - Game with laser
 - Draw a line
 - loadVariables Interaction between Flash backend scripts
 - FS Command JavaScript Library
 - Changing a HTML page’s background color via Flash
 - Full Screen Popup Windows
 - Passing Variables Around – Flash to HTML and Back
 - Timer Controlled Events
 - Invoking Actions From HTML Textfields
 - Scrolling Text (dynamic/static/loaded and HTML)
 - Delaying Actions
 - Scripted Loops
 - E-Cards and other Dynamic Systems
 - Scrolling a text box
 - Scrolling a text box II
 - Prototypes and inheritance
 - Loading, Editting and Saving Variables via Perl And Flash ActionScript
 - Advanced Pathing
 - The Flash MX Event Model
 - Dynamically Attaching Components
 - ASBroadcaster
 - ASSetPropFlags
 - SharedObjects
 - Dynamic Sound Fade
 - Intervals in Flash with setInterval
 - Fly-In Drop-Down Menus
 - Loading Images Via XML into Flash MX 2004
 - Flash MX Skip Intro
 - Simple Particle Effect
 - Flash Broadcasters and Listeners
 - Flash Physics Study
 - Using PHPObject to Save and Retrieve Simple Game Levels
 - MovieClipLoaders Part 2 – Looping and Listeners
 - Fast Forward and Rewind for a Jukebox for MX 2004
 - Photo Album
 - ‘Cool and Practical’ Sound Effects
 - A Scalable Scrolling Newsreel
 - Shape Hints and Motion Paths
 - Dynamic menu with a tracking mc
 - Photo Album v.2
 - Photo Album v.3
 - Tweening
 - Vote system (flash, php,mySQL)
 - Making a toggle button
 - Introduction to Flash and PHP
 - Enabling a back button within flash
 - Actionscript for Flash 5 dummies: Creating radio buttons
 - Easy Movieclip Scrolling in Flash 8
 - Making Life Easier With XML
 - Easy autoFocus
 - Detecting Key Combinations
 - Creating a Visitors Counter for your flash site
 - Flash Alpha Innacuracies
 - Scripted Typewriter Effect 2
 - Class For Genrating Random Number
 - The Delegate Class
 - The PrintJob class
 - Trace and debug ActionScript from your browser
 - XML Menu
 - Flash MX Object Oriented Menu using PHP
 - Using Media CuePoints in Flash MX 2004 Professional
 - Using loadMovie — Understanding Scale
 - Communication between two movies
 - Flash Remoting Best Practices
 - Dynamic Spinning Text Effect
 - Creating a Flash driven – Halo Menu
 - Flash photo Album.
 - Creating a Scrolling menu
 - Creating a Simple Website
 - Floating Background
 - Blur Transition Effect (updated for Flash 8+)
 - Flash - Enabling Back Buttons using unFocus History Keeper
 - tweenEffects Class
 - Menu using tweenEffects Class
 - Setting up a Development Environment and Using gProject to Create Custom Classes
 - Flash Hacks
 - Flash Remoting & FlashCom Server
 - Creating a Flash-driven hit area map
 - Little Used Features: 9-slice scaling
 - Exceptions and Exception Handling
 - A simple particle system using Actionscript 3
 - Centralized Event Management in Actionscript 2.0
 - Camera-motion controlled ball


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May 29, 2007

Beginning Flash and ActionScript Tutorials

ActionScript.org offers many Flash Tutorials for all skill levels. Here are their Beginning Flash and ActionScript Tutorials teaching a wide variety of Flash features and functionality for those just starting to learn how to use this important web multi-media, graphics, and animation development application.


Beginning Flash and ActionScript Tutorials

 - Variables 101
 - Instance Names
 - Paths to Objects and Variables
 - Get Property
 - Set Property
 - Spawning External Browser Windows (Pop-ups)
 - Continuously Looping Background
 - Pop Up window within flash
 - Drop down menu
 - Bookmark to IE
 - Time with Flash 5
 - Drag ‘n Drop and Drop Targets
 - Execute Files from Local Presentations
 - Open Documents from Local Presentations
 - Navigation Circle That Stops On Mouse Over
 - Initializing Movie
 - Random parts of a movie clip
 - Controlling Different Timelines
 - Blur transition effect
 - Using duplicateMovieClip
 - Variables to hold a data
 - Using attachMovie
 - Converting Basic HTML Forms to Flash
 - Basic Animation Via ActionScript
 - LoadVariables and LoadVars Objects
 - Displaying the Date and Time With Flash MX
 - Creating Flash 5 Quizzes
 - Volume Slider (attachSound method)
 - Scripted Typewriter Effect
 - Flash Projectors and Crossplatform (Hybrid) CD burning
 - Building games in flash
 - Integrating Flash and mySQL
 - Smooth PreLoader
 - CSS in Flash MX 2004
 - Loading External XML formatted Content into Flash MX 2004
 - Creating custom mouse pointer
 - Creating a continuously scrolling newsreel
 - Using pixel fonts
 - Building a Binary Clock
 - Movement and simple hittest
 - Simple Magnetic Menu
 - Common Errors and Debugging
 - Basic Scrolling
 - 3D Input Text effect
 - Password protection 2
 - Creating a basic animation
 - Simple digital clock
 - DoubleClick event for movie clips and buttons
 - JavaScript Popup Window
 - Creating a Floor, Walls, and Platforms for Games with Flash
 - Randomly Bouncing Hyper Balls
 - Simple Magnetic Menu – A Revisit and Upgrade
 - Send Mail with PHP, ASP, or Perl
 - Realistic ball movement
 - Doubleclick Event for MovieClip
 - How to Load Data and Use it From XML
 - Write to File: Flash to Server Side interaction
 - Embedding Flash Objects/Swfs into Powerpoint
 - Getting started with Actionscript 3.


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May 23, 2007

Web Programming and Development Books

Here is a repository of online Web Programming and Development Books hosted by Bulgaria Online Books Archive. While these books are dated, many are still a useful as references and for learning how to program web pages and web sites.

Web Programming and Development Books
 
Topics Covered:

 - HTML
 - WEB Publishing with HTML
 - Web Scripting
 - WebMaster
 - Shockwave Web Pages
 - Web Graphics and Web Page Design
 - Java Web Applets
 - Perl for Web Programming
 - WWW Plug-Ins
 - 3D Graphics & VRML 2.0
 - Web Programming
 - Web Publishing


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9 Excel Training Tutorials

Here are 9 Free Excel Training Tutorials from NC State Univeristy that will help you Visualize and Present Data in Excel. The first two tutorials show you the basics of getting the data into the cells and then creating graphs from the data. The remaining Excel tutorials demonstrate and teach Advanced Excel Techniques for formatting, displaying and graphing your data in Excel.


Data Input Into Excel Cells
Teaches you how to enter your data into Excel’s cells, select and specify cell ranges, create formulas to manipulate your data, and format data values for display.

Creating a Scatter Plot and Line Graph in Excel
Shows you how to create a scatterplot and a simple line graph from your data

Excel Bar Graphs and Histograms
How to create both single and multiple bar graphs. Learn how and what a histogram is used for. Also find out how to use the Frequency function so you can transform set of data into into a histogram.

Importing Text Files into Excel
This tutorial describes and shows you how to import data into Excel from a text file written by another program.

Final Formatting in Excel
Learn how to format Excel graphing components: hide or display them, modify their size, color, and orientation. How to add new components, such as reference lines, using Excel’s drawing tools.

Plotting Regression Lines Using Excel
This Excel tutorial shows you how to create a regression trend line and how to calculate and display the equation for the regression line and its correlation coefficient, R-squared.

Superimposing Graphs in Excel
Teaches you how to merge data from two graphs, creating one graph. This is usually done so you can show a second independent variable. Also learn how to reformat an Excel graph to correctly present the new variable.

Creating Error Bars in Excel
This tutorial shows you how to summarize data in Excel using averages and how to display statistical results using error bars.

Selecting Data in Excel for Display
Explains and describes how to only present a part of your data set in Excel. Also learn how to use graphs to discover and delete outlier data.


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Beginning Dreamweaver Tutorial

This Dreamweaver Tutorial will get you started using Dreamweaver, which uses a graphical user interface (GUI) to allow the user to edit web pages and sites. This will show you how to use Dreamweaver and change existing HTML pages on a web site, including the following web page editing tasks: Modify page properties and text, Create Links (email, absolute, and relative), Insert Tables, Insert Images, and Create a simple HTML web page.. You can download the HTML and graphics files for this tutorial in a zip file here.


Dreamweaver Tutorial Contents:

Home
Site Preparation
Dreamweaver
Basics
Webpage
Modification
Email Links
Tables
Inserting Images
Relative & Absolute
Links

Organizing Sites
Tutorial-Printable Version
Resources


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May 21, 2007

2 Beginning Flash Tutorials

Macromedia Flash is an application you can use to create 2 dimension (2D) animations and multimedia presentations, mainly for websites and web applications. Flash has tools that you use to draw basic objects which are then used to make scenes, and these, in turn, can be used to make a movie.

Here are two Flash Tutorials to get you started using Flash to create animations and presentations: Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX.

These Flash tutorials show you how to do the following tasks in Flash:

    * Drawing Artwork
    * Using Keyframes
    * Animating an object using motion tweening



The image below depicts aspects of the Flash environment that you will need to become familiar with.
 
The Flash Environment

flash environment


Stage - This is where the animation occurs and what the user sees. You create objects and then animate them so that they enter, exit or remain on the stage.

Work area – This is the behind the scenes area, where you can create objects and get them ready to present and animate on the stage.

Toolbox – The toolbox provides you with the tools with which you can draw and update objects and change text.

Layers - Layers operate like transparencies, permitting you to have many objects doing things simultaneously. You see objects on different layers only when they do not take up the same space.

Timeline – This is how you control the order of events and the timing of events in your Flash animation. The timeline is made up of frames and one frame shows the objects on the stage at that one point in time.

Panels – the panels are used to update the elements of your movie. For example, you can change the color or transparency of an object.


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20 Free Visio 2003 Diagrams

Here is a free download from Microsoft for 20 Free Visio 2003 Diagrams that will help you use this diagramming program more effectively. These Visio diagrams can be used in several areas. Here are some of the available diagrams: Flowcharting, Floor Plans, Computer Networks, Database, Calendar, Electrical Engineering, Organization Chart, Timelines, UML, and Web Design.

   - Active Directory diagram – ActvDir.vsd
   - Basic Flowchart – Bflowcht.vsd
   - Block Diagram – BlkDiagm.vsd
   - Building Floor Plan – BldgPlan.vsd
   - Basic Network diagram – Bnetwork.vsd
   - Brainstorming/Mind map – Brainstm.vsd
   - Calendar – Calendar.vsd
   - Database diagram – Database.vsd
   - Detailed Network diagram – Dnetwork.vsd
   - Electrical Engineering Control diagram – EECtrl.vsd
   - Fluid Power diagram – FluidPwr.vsd
   - Meeting Room layout – MeetRoom.vsd
   - Organization Chart – OrgChart.vsd
   - Process Engineering diagram – ProcEng.vsd
   - IT Rack diagram – Rack.vsd
   - Timeline diagram – Timeline.vsd
   - UML diagram – UML.vsd
   - Web Design diagram – WebDsgn.vsd
   - Web Site diagram – WebSite.vsd
   - Window UI diagram – WinUI.vsd


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May 12, 2007

JavaScript Tutorials

Here is a post I wrote on my other blog at Intelligentedu.com covering a good set of JavaScript Tutorials. These Tutorials show and demonstrate many JavaScript features and coding techniques that you can use on your web pages. JavaScript topics presented by these tutorials include: Objects, Events, and Functions, DOM, DHTML, Animation, Multimedia, Cookies, Menus, Forms, Strings, Debugging, Regular Expressions, and User-defined Objects.


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Intermediate Photoshop Tutorial Workshop

Here is the Intermediate Photoshop Tutorial Workshop from the University of Arizona. This Photoshop tutorial teaches advanced functionality and shows you how to perform these important Photoshop features: using the transformation tools, methods to enhance individual layers, and preparing images ready for the web. Review of the basics Photoshop tutorial is recommended before applying the concepts taught in this intermediate Photoshop tutorial..

The Student Guide and Instructor Manual for this tutorial workshop are located here.
Student Guide  (pdf)
Instructor Manual (pdf)

Intermediate Photoshop Tutorial Objectives:

  • The Layers system and blending techniques
  • Advanced techniques used by the paintbrush and other “brush” tools.
  • Transformation tools. (warp, skew, etc)
  • Clone stamp, healing brush and patch tool
  • Using the “save for web” command


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Photoshop Basics Tutorial Workshop

Here is the Photoshop Basics Tutorial Workshop from the University of Arizona. This Photoshop tutorial introduces several important features of Photoshop, and teaches its user interface and some of its tools. It will show you how to create a new Photoshop document, use several selection tools, and perform fundamental editing techniques.

The Student Guide and Instructor Manual for this tutorial workshop are located here.

Basics Photoshop Tutorial Objectives:
  • Learn and use Raster images
  • Understanding the resolution (dpi) of your computer screen
  • Layers and the layer palette
  • The history palette and a saved snapshot
  • The brush tool and paint bucket
  • Text and shapes


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May 10, 2007

3-page Access Tutorial

Here is a 3-page Access Tutorial that discusses and explains the basics of using a database application like Access, and what you can do with it. It shows you, using screen shots and descriptions, how to add and manage Tables and how to perfrom Queries so you can access the data in your database. By using Access, you can analyze and organize your information into tables and then query and report on it so you can understand and use it. Microsoft Access has four main features that you need to learn so you can use it effectively: Tables, Queries, Forms, and Reports. 

Access Terminology:

Table:

  • A table consists of rows and columns and where the actual data is stored.
  • A table has fields. The field is the name of a column and identifies the type of data to be stored in that column such as age, last name, date of birth, etc.
  • A record is the row of data and contains one of each field.
Query:
  • A query requests the tables in the database to provide specific information. You can also store the information from a query in it’s own table.
Form:
  • Forms are optionally used to input, or enter data, into tables. Access allows you to create forms to do this. Data can be input straight into the table but forms give you more control over what kind of data is input.
Report:
  • A report retrieves data from the tables using a query and presents it in a easy to read format.


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Dreamweaver 8 Basics Workshop Tutorial

This Dreamweaver 8 Basics Workshop Tutorial will teach you to create web pages using Dreamweaver. Your web pages will contain text, images, and links, all created by you using Dreamweaver’s user interface. The program writes the HTML, and any scripting code, in the background. You can edit this code manually, if you care to, but that is not required.

This workshop tutorial is available both as a Student Guide  (pdf) and an Instructor Manual (pdf).

Dreamweaver Tutorial Objectives:

  • Dreamweaver Interface Tour
  • Creating and saving web pages
  • Adding content like tables, text and graphics
  • Previewing in browsers
  • Understanding basic design issues
  • Managing your site


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May 9, 2007

2 Microsoft Project Tutorials

Here are 2 Microsoft Project Tutorials loaded with screens shots that demonstrate the features being taught. Also included here are 2 pages of discussions about project management, what it is and some recommendations about how to do it right. These tutorials describe the basic concepts of project management using Microsoft Project.


Project Management with Microsoft Project  
 
Project Management 1

  • Projects, their outcomes
  • What does it mean to manage a project?
  • The ‘Systems view’
  • Project phases
Project Management 2
  • Pitfalls of ad hoc management
  • The shoot-from-the-hip style doesn’t cut it
  • Discipline and flexibility
  • Common sense as a management technique
Microsoft Project 1
  • Define the project
  • Establish a timeline
  • Arrange tasks
  • Critical Path Management (CPM/PERT
Microsoft Project 2
  • Manage the resources
  • People and materials
  • Track costs


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22 3D Studio Max Tutorials

Here are 22 3D Studio Max Tutorials hosted by Oman3d.com. 3ds Max is a multi-featured 3D graphics application produced by Autodesk. 3ds Max is one of the most popular3D animation applications. It has robust modeling features and a flexible plugin architecture. It is mostly used by video game developers, TV commercial studios and architectural visualisation studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie previsualisation.


Using VRay Global Illumination GI (Realistic Lighting)   Using VRay Global Illumination GI (Realistic Lighting)
Learn how to use VRay’s Global Illumination to create realistic looking lighting for a scene.

Colliding Objects Using Reactor in 3D Studio Max   Colliding Objects Using Reactor in 3D Studio Max
This 3D Studio Max tutorial for Reactor shall teach you how to animate a realistic looking collision of objects.

Creating Realistic Cigarette Smoke in 3D Studio Max  Creating Realistic Cigarette Smoke in 3D Studio Max
Learn how to create a realistic looking cigarette smoke that gradually fades out.

Duplicating Objects in 3D Studio Max Using Particle Systems - Instancer  Duplicating Objects in 3D Studio Max Using Particle Systems – Instancer
Create flowing particle movements such as that of blood cells in a vein.

Using UVW Mapping Texture Technique in 3D Studio Max  Using UVW Mapping Texture Technique in 3D Studio Max
Apply complex textures to your models.

Creating a Planet Shockwave Explosion in Space  Creating a Planet Shockwave Explosion in Space In 3D Studio MAX
Create an animation of of a planet shockwave explosion in outer space.

Simulating Flag Ripple Using Flex In 3D Studio MAX  Simulating Flag Ripple Using Flex In 3D Studio MAX
This tutorial will teach you how to create a flag ripple animation.

Modeling a Lantern Using Splines and Loft  Modeling a Lantern Using Splines and Loft
This tutorial will teach you how to model a middle-eastern style lantern using splines and loft.

Simulating Curtain Movement Caused by wind Using Reactor (Cloth and Wind)  Simulating Curtain Movement Caused by wind Using Reactor (Cloth and Wind)

 Simulating Car Motion Using Reactor (Wheel)  Simulating Car Motion Using Reactor (Wheel)

 Simulating A Running Fan Using Reactor (Motor)  Simulating A Running Fan Using Reactor (Motor)

 Auto Key Tutorial, AKA: Easy Animation  Auto Key Tutorial, AKA: Easy Animation

 Creating and Applying Reflective Materials  Creating and Applying Reflective Materials

 Modeling a Spaceship in 3D Studio Max   Modeling a Spaceship in 3D Studio Max

 Creating a Realistic Looking Object Using V-Ray  Creating a Realistic Looking Object Using V-Ray

 Modeling and Animating a Light Saber  Modeling and Animating a Light Saber

 Creating a Foggy Scene Using Fog and Volume Fog   Creating a Foggy Scene Using Fog and Volume Fog

 Texturing (Using UVW and Unwrap UVW)  Texturing (Using UVW and Unwrap UVW)

 Poly Modeling Technique   Poly Modeling Technique

 Creating a Windows-like Flag Logo  Creating a Windows-like Flag Logo

 Making Clay Renders  Making Clay Renders

  Modeling With Spline & Lathe  Modeling With Spline & Lathe


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22 3D Studio Max Tutorials

Here are 22 3D Studio Max Tutorials hosted by Oman3d.com. 3ds Max is a multi-featured 3D graphics application produced by Autodesk. 3ds Max is one of the most popular3D animation applications. It has robust modeling features and a flexible plugin architecture. It is mostly used by video game developers, TV commercial studios and architectural visualisation studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie previsualisation.


Using VRay Global Illumination GI (Realistic Lighting)   Using VRay Global Illumination GI (Realistic Lighting)
Learn how to use VRay’s Global Illumination to create realistic looking lighting for a scene.

Colliding Objects Using Reactor in 3D Studio Max   Colliding Objects Using Reactor in 3D Studio Max
This 3D Studio Max tutorial for Reactor shall teach you how to animate a realistic looking collision of objects.

Creating Realistic Cigarette Smoke in 3D Studio Max  Creating Realistic Cigarette Smoke in 3D Studio Max
Learn how to create a realistic looking cigarette smoke that gradually fades out.

Duplicating Objects in 3D Studio Max Using Particle Systems - Instancer  Duplicating Objects in 3D Studio Max Using Particle Systems – Instancer
Create flowing particle movements such as that of blood cells in a vein.

Using UVW Mapping Texture Technique in 3D Studio Max  Using UVW Mapping Texture Technique in 3D Studio Max
Apply complex textures to your models.

Creating a Planet Shockwave Explosion in Space  Creating a Planet Shockwave Explosion in Space In 3D Studio MAX
Create an animation of of a planet shockwave explosion in outer space.

Simulating Flag Ripple Using Flex In 3D Studio MAX  Simulating Flag Ripple Using Flex In 3D Studio MAX
This tutorial will teach you how to create a flag ripple animation.

Modeling a Lantern Using Splines and Loft  Modeling a Lantern Using Splines and Loft
This tutorial will teach you how to model a middle-eastern style lantern using splines and loft.

Simulating Curtain Movement Caused by wind Using Reactor (Cloth and Wind)  Simulating Curtain Movement Caused by wind Using Reactor (Cloth and Wind)

 Simulating Car Motion Using Reactor (Wheel)  Simulating Car Motion Using Reactor (Wheel)

 Simulating A Running Fan Using Reactor (Motor)  Simulating A Running Fan Using Reactor (Motor)

 Auto Key Tutorial, AKA: Easy Animation  Auto Key Tutorial, AKA: Easy Animation

 Creating and Applying Reflective Materials  Creating and Applying Reflective Materials

 Modeling a Spaceship in 3D Studio Max   

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May 8, 2007

Free Excel Training Book for Business Users

Here is a completely free Excel training book for business users, titled MBA’s Guide to Microsoft Excel by Stephen L. Nelson. This free Excel book explains and shows you how to perform intermediate and advanced Excel features and functionality. It is aimed toward business users of Excel and teaches how to use Excel to analyze, calculate, and present financial, business, and statistically oriented data.

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39 Flash Video Tutorials

Here are 39 well designed Flash Video Tutorials, hosted by Oman3d.com. These will show you how to perform various Flash tasks which you can do to help create a more compelling and interactive web application or site. These Flash video training tutorials take you through the steps and demonstrate how to do many Flash features, including these: creating invisible and semi-transparent buttons, using motion guides, creating text blur and effect animations, creating various text effects (glowing and shining), using the phase effect, using Actionscript to do several effects and animations, create fireworks, animating rounds, symbols, rotating effects, using conditional and toggle switches, and optimizing images.    


Classic Film Grain  Creating Classic Film Grain in Flash
This is a fun tutorial that will teach you some simple frame by frame tricks to create a professional grain look.

Creating Invisible Buttons in Flash  Creating Invisible Buttons in Flash
Learn how to command sounds with invisible buttons.

Using Motion Guides in Flash  Using Motion Guides in Flash
Move your objects along a specified path.

Creating a Glowing Text Animation in Flash  Creating a Text Blur Animation in Flash
After this tutorial you will feel comfortable adding to text and graphics.

Creating a Glowing Text Animation in Flash  Glowing Text Effect Animation in Flash
This tutorial with teach you how to add a great effect using the glow filter within Flash 8. By LearnFlash | Added on March 17, 2007

Glowing Text Effect in Flash  Glowing Text Effect in Flash
Learn to create this effect using key-frames instead of action script

Creating Shining Text Effect in Flash  Creating Shining Text Effect in Flash
Learn how to create a looping text mask effect. By LearnFlash | Added on Feb 16, 2007

Lighting (Glow) Effect in Flash  Lighting (Glow) Effect in Flash
Have a better understanding of how the Glow effect works.

Adding Gravity To Flash Animations Using The Ease Effect  Adding Gravity To Flash Animations Using The Ease Effect
If you want your animation to stand out and have a better look and feel then the ease effect will help.

Creating a Digital Clock in Flash Using ActionScript  Creating a Digital Clock in Flash Using ActionScript
Control the spin and the direction of the spin using their arrow keys.

Creating a Propellor Effect in Flash Using ActionScript  Creating a Propellor Effect in Flash Using ActionScript
Control the spin and the direction of the spin using their arrow keys.

Connecting Lines Dynamically in Flash Using ActionScript  Connecting Lines Dynamically in Flash Using ActionScript
Create two draggable circles that will always remain connected via a dynamic line that you will create in Actionscript.

Creating a Bungee Ball Effect in Flash Using ActionScript  Creating a Bungee Ball Effect in Flash Using ActionScript
Create an elastic bounce effect using ActionScript.

Creating New Year Fireworks in Flash  Creating New Year Fireworks in Flash
Create a fireworks animation from scratch.

Creating Falling Snowflakes in Flash Using ActionScript  Creating Falling Snowflakes in Flash Using ActionScript
Learn how to create a realistic snowflake animation using ActionScript.

Creating a Countdown Timer in Flash  Creating a Countdown Timer in Flash
Learn how to create a timer in Flash that will count down the time to a given date in days, hours, minutes, etc.

Creating an Image-Beam in Flash  Creating an Image-Beam in Flash
Learn how to create an animation where you dematerialize an image into a beam.

Semitransparent Buttons in Flash  Making Symmetrical Round Objects in Flash
Learn how to use the free transform tool and the transform panel to do just that

Semitransparent Buttons in Flash  Semitransparent Buttons in Flash
Ceate a very simple button symbol with a semitransparent background that loses its transparency on rollOver.

Typewriter Effect in Flash  Typewriter Effect in Flash
Create a typewriter animation where the user can see the text being typed onto the stage synced up with sound.

Animating Lines in Flash  Animating Lines in Flash
Animate a series of lines to make it look like they’re drawing themselves onto the stage.

Symbol Instances in Flash  Symbol Instances in Flash
Important distinctions between the way symbols work and the way symbol instances work.

Rotating Sunburst Effect in Flash  Rotating Sunburst Effect in Flash

Text Swipe Effect in Flash  Text Swipe Effect in Flash

Creating a Gyroscope  Creating a Gyroscope

Text Gradient Fills  Text Gradient Fills

Problems with Rotating Animations  Problems with Rotating Animations

Illustration Optimization  Illustration Optimization

Creating and Animating Clouds  Creating and Animating Clouds

JavaScript Popup Windows  JavaScript Popup Windows

Conditionals and Toggle Switches  Conditionals and Toggle Switches

Common Mistakes with Actions and Buttons  Common Mistakes with Actions and Buttons

ComboBox Component Interactivity  ComboBox Component Interactivity

http://www.oman3d.com/tutorials/flash/learnflash_animation/  Preparing Graphics for Animation

Simple Page Transitions  Simple Page Transitions

Disabling Buttons  Disabling Buttons

Creating a Digital Clock  Creating a Digital Clock

Loading Pictures Dynamically  Loading Pictures Dynamically

Random Jumping Flash  Random Jumping Flash


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