Digital Art with Wacom Tablets and Corel Painter
A whole new world of drawing

This short series gives students a few projects to work on using the latest Wacom Intuos tablet and Corel Painter 2016. You will learn how to get your tablet set up for creating art, and how to use Corel Painter to draw and paint effectively to create visually stunning digital art in just minutes.

This course includes a drawing project and a painting project for you to hone your art skills using a tablet.

While absolute beginners can follow along with this course and create real art by the end, some experience using a tablet and stylus and Corel software is helpful.

Stone River eLearning
$10
Introduction to Sass for CSS
Extend CSS with this preprocessor

Every current web designer will most likely have mastered CSS long ago. But believe it or not, some have not yet realised the enormous benefits Sass can add to CSS – for one thing, it opens up a whole range of features not available in CSS. Couple that with the fact that it makes CSS concise and readable, and it's a sure fire way to make CSS better as well as more fun!

Learn the Most Powerful CSS Extension Language in the World

  • Compile and work with the core features of Sass
  • Learn a stylesheet language compatible with any CSS version
  • Organise your CSS to make it more readable
  • Configure Sass for development and master CSS efficiency

Course Overview

This course is intended for web designers, web developers, and anyone else who already has a working knowledge of CSS. It does not cover Sass installation or configuration of a text editor, but instead jumps straight ahead to working with practical, real world examples of Sass in action. Therefore this course is not suitable for students who have limited or no knowledge of CSS.

During this course you will get to grips with core features of Sass like variables, inheritance, nesting and mixins, amongst others. You will learn how to build alert panels, how to configure Sass for development, and how to master CSS efficiency with Sass, making your code more readable and more concise.

After just 40 minutes, you will finish up this course with a solid knowledge of Sass which you will be able to implement immediately. And better yet, you will have rediscovered what made CSS fun in the first place!

About Sass

Sass (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) is a stylesheet scripting language, first emerging in 2007 and now used all over the web. Industry approved, compatible with all versions of CSS, and with more features and abilities than another CSS extension language, it's the most stable and powerful language of its kind in the world. By mastering Sass, you'll be able to create effortless and beautiful websites with a sleek, professional look.

Stone River eLearning
$29
Building Responsive Websites with HTML 5 & CSS3
Build one layout for multiple displays

In this hands-on training course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake shows you, step-by-step, how to build beautifully designed, responsive websites that adjust and function perfectly on smartphones, tablets, and desktop displays. You'll begin with the fundamentals of responsive design, beginning with multiple style sheets, media queries and various expressions. Next comes the fun part: you'll be guided through several in-depth chapters that walk you through the responsive design workflow, building HTML structure and CSS formatting for mobile and desktop displays; including tablets, desktop screens, and smartphones. Geoff shows you how to plan out your work, handle common issues that arise in a responsive layout, and how to handle various page components between device displays. Finally, the course closes with additional tricks, advanced techniques, and testing methods to ensure that your layout looks fantastic.

Stone River eLearning
$75
Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3
Build your own responsive website using the powerful Bootstrap 3 platform.

In the Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3 course, we will walk you through the popular Bootstrap HTML and CSS framework. Bootstrap helps build websites that look beautiful on mobile, tablet, and desktop browsers.

Develop Responsive Websites with Bootstrap 3 covers a wide range of use cases from simple marketing websites, to web application UI's to dynamic websites using a CSS pre-processor that builds Bootstrap on the fly.

What You Will Learn

In the course, you will learn about various stylized components of Bootstrap 3 including Navbars, Buttons, Panels, Images, Accordions, Modal dialog boxes and the like, while building two demonstration web sites. You will also learn about the underlying architecture including the layout grid, responsive techniques, typography, and utility functions for layout, hardcopy print and screen readers.

Projects

By the end of this course you will have created a beautifully designed responsive website for your portfolio. After taking the course and creating the project website, you will be able to take what you've learned and create virtually any other type of website on the web today.

You will also create your own custom web application UI.

Bootstrap Customization

Customization of Bootstrap is introduced in simple CSS overrides, expanded upon with 3rd-party Javascript functions (for high-resolution Retina images), and developed finally in the creation of your own Bootstrap template. You will also learn about CSS debugging techniques which are helpful in customizing Bootstrap with its CSS pre-processor language LESS. In the last two lessons, you will create a dynamic version of one of the demo websites with a Node.js server and on-demand compiled Bootstrap LESS. Example code is provided for each lesson.

Pre-Requsites

Pre-requisites are some HTML and CSS familiarity, and basic web concepts. Javascript knowledge is helpful. The material covers Bootstrap version 3.1.1 and 3.2

Stone River eLearning
$75
Become a PHP Guru Bundle
Everything for the professional PHP developer

Do you want to be a PHP developer or web developer? Do you need to brush up on your PHP skills? Then you're in the right place!

This PHP development online course bundle from Stone River eLearning is perfect for complete beginners and experienced PHP developers alike. The PHP Guru bundle takes you from absolute beginner to a professional PHP developer, or from a decent PHP developer programmer to a great one.

Included in this bundle are lectures that teach you the very basics of PHP programming, how to create an authorization system for a website besides walking you through every step in the process of building an R/L system using PHP object oriented programming... and more!

What's Included?

  • Over 285 lectures and over 80 hours of content!
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
  • Gain valuable job skills to become a professional PHP developer
  • Create an authorization system with Laravel
  • Master PHP Object Oriented Programming
  • Learn how to integate a database using the MySQLi extension for PHP
  • Develop with the PayPal IPN system
  • Build an MVC framework
  • To create an image upload website from scratch using PHP
  • Master PHP data objects
  • Build a content management system from scratch
  • Create a chat application usable for websites
  • Learn how to use PHP OOP with a SQL database
11 Course Bundle
$599
Modeling a Room in Maya
3D modeling from basic to advanced

Get started learning Maya 2015 by modeling a complete room step by step.

This course starts off by presenting you with the basics of Maya, how to understand the interface and how it functions. After that you will quickly move on to actually modeling a room in Maya. You'll work through the room, modeling each object piece by piece until you have your first completed Maya project!

By the end of the course I am completely confident that you will have a starting foundation in Maya that will aid you in creating 3D Polygonal Models.

While we use Maya 2015 in this course, you may use older versions with little or no issues.

Stone River eLearning
$49
Become a Wordpress Guru Bundle
Develop websites with themes and plugins

Often when we think of WordPress, we think of blogging—but WordPress can do so much more! In this comprehensive Wordpress training course bundle, you'll discover everything you need to know to get your WordPress site online, including how to effortlessly register a domain name and set up web hosting, install WordPress, and begin using it to publish your work on the web!

If your skills are beyond Wordpress content development, try creating your own themes from scratch. In Scratch-Building Wordpress Themes you will learn the design side of Wordpress, and you will be able to create and sell your own Wordpress themes.

In this course bundle we'll also cover the art and science of Wordpress Plugin Development from scratch. By developing 8 simple plugins we will cover everything you need to know to be able to create awesome plugins that will run in most of the web.

What's Included?

  • Over 200 lectures and 30 hours of content!
  • Develop a solid understanding of WordPress
  • Get an in-depth and complete look at theme building, which you can directly apply to your projects — it's literally a freelance startup kit!
  • Create your own Wordpress Plugins
  • Build a website with no experience
  • Save Time By Automatic Your Social Media
  • Drive More Traffic to Your Website or Blog
  • Lifetime access to all course materials
5 Course Bundle
$199
Game Development with Unity 5
Quickly build stunning multi-platform games

Game development is an ever changing, constantly improving, and highly dynamic area to work in. Things are on the move constantly, and if you’re not careful you can get left behind. That’s why it’s important to keep your skills at the top level and to familiarise yourself with the latest tools and programs out there. This course will do just that by getting you up to speed with Unity5, the newest version of one of the industry’s leading development engines.

Become a Unity 5 Developer

  • Build your first functioning game in 60 minutes
  • Create more complex games as your skills improve
  • Increasing levels of complexity to cater for both beginners and experienced developers
  • Grasp game development fundaments in a practical way
  • Gain practical skills than can instantly be used in the real world

Learn the Secrets of Unity 5 Game Development

Whether you’re completely new to game development or have gained some experience developing games with Unity already, this course is for you. With 85 lectures and 9.5 hours of content, it takes starts off at beginner level and advances up to more complex projects.

This course goes beyond merely explaining or showing you how everything works; you’ll be shown how, and then you’ll do it for yourself. As you progress through the course you’ll create three games of increasing complexity; a trivia game to demonstrate programming basics and show you the Unity user interface, followed by a 2D platforming game, and to finish, first person shooter game complete with visual effects and artificial intelligence.

By creating these games, you’ll learn all about scripting and user interface including questions and answer options, creating different levels, adding audio, freezing game play, building scenes, learning Nav Mesh, character and object movement, and game narrative, among other things.

This course emphasises coding and development, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn to develop games or learn how to code. To start this course, you will need to have Unity installed on your computer; we’ll show you everything else from there.

About Unity 5

Unity is a games engine used to create and develop 2D and 3D games and interactive experiences. It is fast becoming the industry standard for creating multiplatform games. Unity5 is the latest version of the tool, and includes a number of advanced powerful features such as a 64-bit editor, frame debuggers, graphics command buffers, and more.

Stone River eLearning
$199
Learn Photoshop CC Essentials
Make the most of Photoshop features

Learn Photoshop CC with Stone River eLearning. In this Photoshop CC course, you'll master only the skills you need to know to use Photoshop CC professionally or as a hobby.

Photoshop CC has hundreds of tools and thousands of settings. Most users will never use the majority of them. This course explores the most commonly used tools and helps you apply them to real world situations.

Projects

In this course you will work on a project at the end of each section. You will work on a real life project that uses the skills you just learned in each section. Projects can be used for practice or to build a portfolio of work.

After taking this course you will be able to use Photoshop in these fields:

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Game Animation
  • Logo Design

Who Should Take This CourseThis course is designed for Photoshop CC beginners so you can learn Photoshop no matter your skill level. However, even intermediate users will learn Photoshop CC skills and applications important to success.

Prerequisites

There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Photoshop CC, though Photoshop CS6 will work fine as well.

Stone River eLearning
$99
Getting Started with Dreamweaver CC
Learn to build exciting websites

Delve into the world of web design and Dreamweaver with this hands-on, step-by-step course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, and defining new websites. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to construct your design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and setting up a well-built set of site-wide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through the process of rolling out your website, and taking your site live by uploading it to a live web server. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CC!


Stone River eLearning
$75
Getting Started With InDesign CC
Create elegant desktop and mobile layouts

InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!


Stone River eLearning
$49
Photoshop CC For The Web
From fundamentals to advanced productivity techniques

With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But guided by this thorough, yet easy to follow course, you'll be feeling like a pro in no time! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your next web project. You'll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that'll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics! Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you'll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!

Stone River eLearning
$99
Getting Started with Illustrator CC
Basics, the environment, advamced techniques

In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!


Stone River eLearning
$99
Affinity Designer For Beginners
Everything you need for great designs

While Adobe Creative Suite is still the industry standard in the creative world, it's sky high subscription fees are far beyond the budgets of most aspiring designers. Luckily, Affinity Designer is quickly rising up the ranks to provide some serious competition. Much more affordable than its predecessor and equally as versatile, there has never been a better time to get to grips with this innovative new program.

- Learn Affinity Designer by Examples

- Master the tools and user interface of Affinity Design

- Gain an understanding of the overall process of designing graphics

- Build up a foundation of knowledge for using similar design programs

- Use real world examples to familiarise yourself with the software

Course Overview

Ideal for graphic designers, web designers and artists, this course includes 17 lectures and over 3 hours of content. Suited for both complete beginners or those who already have experience with similar software such as Adobe, the course will show you how the Affinity Designer user interface works through creating real world projects.

You'll learn how to use the various tools of Affinity Designer in a hands-on environment; and not just vector graphics – you'll learn how to manipulate images, design logos and icons, create graphic illustrations, combine images, render images for all media types too, and finally export your work for the web, print, and app development.

By learning Affinity Designer by example, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of not only the tools used within the program, but design principles and practices as a whole, which you can then apply to design projects on almost any other platform.

About Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer is the fastest, most efficient and arguably the best vector graphic design software to come along in recent years. More affordable and more specialised than Adobe Creative Suite, it's ideal for working on websites, UI design, concept art, illustrations and icons, and all kinds of graphics. Made by designers for designers, it's packed full of intuitive features and was even bestowed the honour of an Apple Design award in 2015.

Stone River eLearning
$49
Sketch 3 Mobile App Design
Quickly create stunning application mockups

Adobe CS may be the industry standard for digital design, but for those just starting out in the industry the subscription fees are far beyond most people's budgets. Lucky for Mac users at least, there's a cost-effective and award winning alternative; Sketch 3! This easy to use software allows you to create professional looking mobile apps, with all the ease and efficiency that comes with using larger scale industry programs.

What You'll Learn about Sketch 3 Design

  • Learn the ins and outs of Sketch 3 Design
  • Gain a foundation knowledge of design principles
  • Use Sketch 3 for all aspects of graphic design
  • Create your own mock-up Facebook app

Instant, Easy Mobile Apps on Mac

This course includes 17 lectures and 1.5 hours of content that will teach you everything you need to know about creating mobile apps on Sketch 3. Not only will you be an expert on using this particular program for app design, but you'll also take away a solid knowledge of the principles of design as a whole that can be utilised on a wide range of other platforms too.

At the beginning of this course you will get to grips with the basics of building and exporting a project on Sketch 3. From there, you'll learn how to get design templates and edit them to create unique designs. You will understand how to work with pages and apply styles across pages, as well as working with shapes and symbols, creating icons and splash screens, and the various other tools included within Sketch 3.

Throughout this course you will be building up your own mock-up app based on Facebook's function and design. On completion, you'll be equipped with the knowledge needed to create a wide range of mobile apps on Sketch 3, with varying functionality and design.

About Sketch 3

Sketch 3 is the latest version of the popular mobile app design program created by Bohemian Coding. Built with modern graphic designers in mind, it includes powerful features like symbols and shared styles, a workflow that supports multiple pages and artboards, and much more. Sketch 3 has been built especially for Mac, with an intuitive design and elegant interface so you can create flawless projects with a focus on design. It even co-operates with OS X's Versions and Auto Save, so you can rest assured knowing your work is safely saved at all times even if you get interrupted when designing.

Stone River eLearning
$29
Learn Blender Modeling and Texturing
Model objects and surfaces in 3D

Learn Blender from a beginner's perspective with this Blender 3D modeling and texturing course from Stone River eLearning. If you're interested in 3D modeling and texturing for game design, 3D art, 3D animation or architectural design, Blender 3D is a free, easy to use tool that will allow you to master 3D modeling with no money out of pocket.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will gain the skills to create and texture 3D models. This Learn Blender course covers the fundamental tools you will use for modeling in Blender. You'll receive an overview of how to give your models, materials and textures a professional look, with extra detail and color to make then look complete and professionally done.

What You Can Do After Taking This Course

By the end of this course you should have an understanding of modeling and texturing that will allow you to build and learn more on your own. You will be provided with additional Blender learning resources and project files to continue learning and practicing after you've completed the course.

Stone River eLearning
$35
Website Wireframing with HTML5 & CSS3
Size and structure before detailed design

Whether you're an HTML veteran or just a beginner, this course is for you. Award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will walk you through the process of creating a website wireframe in just under three hours! This series of instructional videos will guide you through the process of creating the basic sections of your site, arranging and aligning text and images, and adding interactive features. Once you're finished creating the wireframe, Geoff will show you how to put it online to share with coworkers and clients. After taking this course you'll be able to build attractive and professional website prototypes in about an hour. The best part? Unlike a simple mockup in Photoshop, you can actually turn this wireframe into a fully-functioning website! Let Geoff Blake help you build your professional skills with this easy to follow course from Ten Ton Online.

Stone River eLearning
$49
Applying Design To Wireframes with HTML5 & CSS3
Apply typography and colour to Wireframes

Building on the skills you gained in Website Wireframing with HTML5 and CSS3, this course teaches you how to apply functional and attractive design principles to your wireframe. Featuring advice on typography, graphics, and colour schemes, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will lead you through the full process of making your site look amazing in every web browser. Lessons include how to select a colour palette, where to source free images, and what resources to use to integrate beautiful typography into your design. You'll discover Google Fonts, and how to integrate them into your CSS. When you're finished adding fonts and images, Geoff will walk you through the various options for testing out your site. From wireframe to fully realized design, this course is a must for aspiring web developers.

Stone River eLearning
$29
PHP Object Oriented Programming: Build a Login System
Learn high demand skills by doing

Building registration and login (RL) systems is a must-have skill for any web developer. This course walks you through every step in the process of building an R/L system using PHP object oriented programming.

We've stripped away all the design elements of the RL system you will create so you can focus on what's important: Understanding the PHP coding and database structure.

By the time you are done with this course, you will have gained a real world skill that will help you in your goal to become a web developer, or will get you ahead in your current job.

Stone River eLearning
$29
Create a Wordpress Blog From Scratch
Create a Wordpress blog with zero experience
Students: 2,781
Video: 4 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Often when we think of WordPress, we think of blogging—but WordPress can do so much more! In this short, easy to follow course, you'll discover everything you need to know to get your WordPress site online, including how to effortlessly register a domain name and set up web hosting, install WordPress, and begin using it to publish your work on the web. You'll quickly get comfortable in the WordPress environment, and see how straightforward it is to create and format content, including text, images, and video. Then, you'll find out how to control and extend your WordPress website with themes, widgets, and plug-ins. Once you learn WordPress, the sky's the limit! Ready to jump into it? Then let's get started!

Stone River eLearning
$17
How to Build Your Own Online Business with WordPress
Build websites, set up emails, accounting and more

This course was recently updated to Wordpress 4.0

Do you have a great business idea?

Are you wondering how to make your online business idea a reality?

If so, then this course is for you!

I have started several successful online businesses, and I want to show you how I did it. I'm not going to show you how to come up with a great business idea, there are lots of courses out there that do that, I'm going to show you how to actually get your online business idea out of your head and on to the internet. After all, an idea isn't worth a single penny until you act upon it.

The Greatest Deal On Earth

When you buy this course, you get access to several deals for your online business that will more than pay for the cost of the course. You will be able to create as many websites as you want for about $5 per month (regularly $7 per month) and get another $30 off your hosting account on top of that. As if that weren't enough, purchasing this course gives you access to a discount on your web hosting and over $100 in free online advertising with Google, Bing and Yahoo.

What Will I Learn in This Course?

In this course, you will begin by learning how to build your own website with no experience and no coding required using WordPress. You learn how to optimize your site for search engines so you can actually be found online. I will also show you some great free WordPress plugins that will make your website stand out from the crowd and free web apps you can add to your site that will super charge your business.

Along the way you will be learning all the essentials of running an online business from creating e-mail addresses, creating multiple websites, creating site maps, working with your website's files and using free accounting software.

What Kinds of Websites Can I Build?

Any kind you want. You can build e-Commerce sites, blogs, company websites, subscription sites, affiliate sites and more. In the course, you can follow along with me as I show you how I built my latest and greatest e-Commerce website. You will learn so much about how to build websites using WordPress that you will even be able to build websites for other people as a business!

Stone River eLearning
$75
What's New In Unity 5
Experienced Unity developers: get a look at what's new in v5

Learn the new features of Unity 5 in this course from Stone River eLearning that covers each of the new features. You'll learn what they are, how they work and how you can use them to create professional quality games with Unity 3D.

Unity 5.0 is the biggest and boldest release ever. Powerful new features in Unity 5 include:

  • The Physically-based Standard Shader to make your materials look consistent in any lighting environment, cross platform.
  • Real-time Global Illumination, built on Geomerics Enlighten technology.
  • The Audio Mixer, to massively improve audio in your game.
  • HDR Reflection Probes to enhance visual fidelity.
  • PhysX 3.3 to bring massive performance improvements to 3D physics.
  • Major updates to the animation system.
  • WebGL preview.

And of course, many more new features and updates. Keep reading to learn more.

UNITY 5 NEW FEATURES

AI

  • NavMesh supports LoadLevelAdditive
  • Improved performance and reduced memory consumption:
    • NavMeshObstacles update is multi-threaded now. Carving speed generally improved 2-4x.
    • NavMesh data for non-carved regions takes ~2x less memory now.
    • Performance improvements for multi-threaded NavMeshAgent updates.
    • HeightMeshes bake faster, work faster at runtime, and use ~35% less memory.
    • Path replanning in presence of many carving obstacles is faster and more accurate.
  • Improved inspectors and debug visualizations:
    • NavMesh Areas inspector (previously NavMesh Layers) got a facelift.
    • Reorganized parameters NavMeshAgent inspector.
    • Added carve hull debug visualisation for NavMeshObstacles.
    • Added visualisation on how NavMesh bake settings relate to each other.
  • Improved accuracy and raised limits:
    • NavMeshObstacle supports two basic shapes - cylinder and box for both carving and avoidance.
    • Improved automatic Off-Mesh Link collision detection accuracy. Note that this will change how off-mesh links placement on existing scenes.
    • Improved navmesh point location/mapping when height mesh is used.
    • Increased the height range of NavMesh baking (can build meshes for taller scenes).
    • Made Height Mesh query more resilient to small holes in input geometry.
    • NavMesh obstacle rotation is take into account when carving and avoiding.
    • NavMesh tile count limit lifted from 216 to 228.
    • NavMeshPath and NavMeshAgent paths removed 256 polygon limit.
    • OffMeshLink - removed restriction on tile span - previously connected only up to neighbouring tiles.

ANDROID

  • KitKat Immersive Fullscreen Mode. Applied by default.
  • Rendering to multiple displays.
  • Rendering to custom java surfaces. Exposed in Unity as additional displays.
  • AAR Support. AAR files can now be used as a replacement for Android Library Project folders.

ANIMATION

  • State Machine Behaviours
    • StateMachineBehaviours is a new MonoBehaviour-like Component that can be added to a StateMachine state to attach callbacks
    • Available callbacks are : OnStateEnter, OnStateExit, OnStateUpdate, OnStateMove, OnStateIK, OnStateMachineEnter and OnStateMachineExit
    • Animator.GetBehaviour(). This function return the first StateMachineBehaviour that match type T

STATE MACHINE BEHAVIORS

  • StateMachine Transitions
    • Can now add higher level transitions from StateMachine to StateMachine
    • Entry and Exit nodes define how the StateMachine behaves upon entering and exiting.

STATE MACHINE TRANSITIONS

  • Asset API
    • Allows to create and edit, in Editor, all types of Mecanim assets ( Controllers, StateMachines, BlendTree etc.)
    • Added API for Avatar, Motion Nodes, Events and Curve in the Model Importer
  • Direct Blend Tree.
    • New type of blend tree to control the weight of each child independently
Stone River eLearning
$29
Python Game Development - Create a Flappy Bird Clone
Learn Python game development by creating your very own Flappy Bird game!

Games by their very nature are supposed to be fun. So why should the process of creating them be tedious and complicated? Instead of sitting through hours of lectures and game development theory, this course cuts to chase and allows you to create a game straight away, learning as you go.

Learn Python game development by creating your own game

1.Gain practical experience in Python game development

2.Develop a clone of Flappy Bird using Python game programming

3.Create levels with increasing difficulty and complexity

4.Understand and utilize the opportunities Python games provide

Master game development in a fun environment

Python game programming is a set of Python modules designed specifically for writing games. It allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs using the Python programming language. Python is highly popular and versatile, running on almost every platform and operating system out there; so mastering it is of enormous benefit whether you want to create Python games or pretty much anything else. By completing this course, you can create open source, free, freeware, shareware and commercial games using Python game programming.

Course Overview

This course contains 21 lectures and over 3 hours of content. It is intended for those who already have a working knowledge of Python programming or general programming, and who want to apply their skills to games development. However, beginners may still be able to follow the course too.

The main focus of this course is to create a clone of the smash hit (and extremely simple) game Flappy Bird using Python game programming. You will first be introduced to Python programming concepts and initial coding, and then delve straight into the making your game from scratch.

The first two elements of the game you will learn are the time clock and game over. From there, you'll progress to initial graphics setup including the background and adding graphics to the screen. Following that, you'll move on to working with coordinates.

The next few sections of the course focus in detail on creating input controls, boundaries, crash events and menu creation, as well as creating obstacles using polygons. Finally, you'll add the finishing elements to your game like game logic, score display, colours, and most importantly, difficulty levels.

By the end of this course you will have created your own Flappy Bird game from scratch using Python game programming and Python game development techniques. The skills you picked up along the way will give you a solid groundwork for creating bigger, more complex, and more versatile games that can be run on any platform or any operating system.

Stone River eLearning
$75
Introduction to Unity 3D Game Development
Calling all newbie game developers! Learn Unity 3D, the most powerful game engine in the world.

This course introduces Unity 3D. The tutorials below also seek to create an understanding on how Unity works and serves its purpose in game development. It is in this course that the learner will have a solid grip on the founding concepts on both scripting and compiling games.

This course will give you the basis for understanding game development using Unity 3Ds powerful game engine. If you've never developed games before, this course is for you.

Stone River eLearning
$10
Mobile Game Development with Unity 3D
Make a living making and selling mobile games with Unity 3D
Students: 7,242
Video: 9 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Many people have a perception that to successful mobile game development requires learning complicated and difficult skills and techniques. By learning the process with Unity 3D, these perceptions will be smashed. Not only is Unity 3D easy to get to grips with, it's extremely versatile too; so you can develop and publish games on almost any platform, for almost any device.

Create Mobile Games for Any Platform

  • Create a fully fledged iOS game in minimal time
  • Master the craft of game development through experimentation with code and game play
  • Publish your game on any mobile platform
  • Understand the vast possibilities of a Unity 3D game for mobile
  • Learn complex techniques in an easy, instantly usable manner

Course Overview

This course includes 9 hours of content and 34 lectures, and is suited to both experienced and budding game developers. You will create a dynamic Unity 3D game during the course, but the focus is not on completing a game, but mastering the art of game development through problem solving and experimentation.

You will begin by importing models and textures before progressing to level design, lighting and lightmapping. From there, you will compare and learn about GUI systems, specifically NuGUI. This sets the foundation for the next step; multiple cameras, avatar customisation, controlling your player's actions, scripting mecanim animation, and more. You'll finish off by creating particle effects, compiling and publishing your game.

By the end of this course, you will have created a complex Unity 3D game – having started with nothing but a blank screen – that can be instantly published and played on multiple platforms.

About Unity 3D

Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.

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$37
Unity 3D Game Development and Design Bundle (Unity Version 4.x)
Over 15 hours of Unity game development goodness
Students: 36,686
Video: 46 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Whether you're completely new to game development or you have experience developing games with Unity 3D, this course is for you.

Beginners

Beginners can start with the basics of the Unity system with an explanation of how it works. This isn't an explanation of what each menu does one by one (that's boring), but a high level explanation of how Unity functions from the perspective of a first time game developer. You'll then take that knowledge and build your first real game in about an hour.

You will learn basic scripting as it relates to game design. No prior coding experience is necessary to take this course and create real games.

Game Developers

For those with experience in the world of game development, you can skip the basic Unity and basic scripting sections and move right into the higher level game development exercises. We understand you already know the basics and you want to increase your skills as a game developer.

What You Will Learn

  • The Unity user interface
  • Structure of Unity projects
  • Basic Unity scripting
  • Intermediate and advanced Unity scripting
  • Working with assets
  • Level design
  • Sound design
  • Animation, modeling and rigging
  • Compiling games to console and mobile devices
  • Mecanim animation system
  • Shuriken particle system
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Blender 3D modeling

This course bundle uses C# as its programming language. You will also be using the open source program called Blender to create some of the animations.

* Unity version 4.x is taught in these courses. Level Design with Blender and Unity 3D uses Unity 5.

12 Course Bundle
$199
Create Your First 3D Game with Unity 3D
Create three levels of a fun sci-fi inspired puzzle game from scratch.
Students: 4,801
Video: 3 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

In the ever changing world of game development, there are hundreds of game engines, and new versions of each one are released on a regular basis. Unity 3D is not only one of the most versatile, but one of the most widely used engines out there. By learning to create a Unity 3D game, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge to a whole host of other programs too.

Create multi-level, fun games for multiple platforms

●Create a multi-level sci-fi puzzle game from scratch

●Learn the fundamentals of Unity 3D game development and C# programming

●Master professional game design practices

●Compile a game for any device or platform

Course Overview

With over 23 lectures and 3 hours of content, this course will take you through the process of building a multi-level Unity 3D game from scratch, complete with a hero protagonist who overcomes various obstacles to move up through the levels.

You will learn the basics of core modular game asset creation, level design, C# game scripting, menu creation, scene linking, and finally compiling your game. By increasing the complexity of the puzzles and elements of each level, your game will not only become more fun as it progresses, but you'll learn more about game development too through challenging yourself and learning to engage your audience.

You'll not only master the basics, but the finer details too, including sound effects, testing for bugs, menu scripting, and of course modelling and texturing. While most suited to those with some experience of Unity 3D and game development, complete beginners will also be more than capable of completing this course too.

About Unity 3D

Unity 3D is a game engine used to create multiplatform 3D and 2D games for desktops, consoles, mobile devices and websites. Combining high end technology and tools with intuitive and customisable settings, it runs on almost every platform you can think of and is constantly developed and improved by its community of developers. As well as creating games, it also provides features such as ads, analytics, cloud building and multiplayer networking.

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$17
Game Hacking | Create a Game in 1 Hour
Crank out your very first game without being a coding genius.
Students: 3,415
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Using Unity 3D and Blender, this course aims to introduce game development to beginners. In these tutorials, the various aspects of asset animation and coding games will be taught. This is to provide students the support they need to start creating their first game in under an hour!

This course uses the free versions of both Unity 3D and Blender.

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$10
Introduction to Unity 3D Scripting in C#
Learn the basics of coding video games with Unity 3D.
Students: 8,577
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

This course discusses Unity Scripting. It includes several tutorials on game script creation and coding. This course is aimed at beginning coders and intended to teach you the basic coding you need to know to start creating games.

If you have some coding knowledge, this course will still be helpful as it relates coding to how it is used in game development today.

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$17
Learn the Unity 3D Shuriken Particle System
Learn how to create game effects with the famous Shuriken Particle System on Unity 3D.
Students: 3,099
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

Create awesome particle effects with Unity 3Ds Shuriken Particle system. Send rockets blazing into space, create muzzle blast shooting effects, create particle emitters and much more.

This course seeks to teach students how to work with the Shuriken Particle System in Game development. The lectures include working with textures and voxels, emitters, modules, smoke plumes and muzzle flashes; all of which are crucial to the success of any game development projects.

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$17
Unity 3d | Using Light and Shadow in Game Development
Learn how to use light and shadow to create amazing game levels and scenes.
Students: 2,989
Video: 3 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

This course discusses how to work with lights and shadows in game development, including processing posts, light mapping and illumination are taught in-depth.

You will learn by creating real game scenes light the Unity Airlock scene. You will also venture out to Mars and light the Red Planet in stunning ways.

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$17
Unity 3D Game Development | 3D Engine Fundamentals
Understand how 3D game engines really work so you can create better games.
Students: 2,896
Video: 1 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

In this course you will explore one of the most powerful game creation tools available, and one that game developers can't live without -- the Game Engine. In this course, we will look at the Unity Game Engine.

By the end of this course you will understand what a game engine is, how it works and how you can use game engines to create incredible realistic games. If you're interested in Unity game development, the information in this course is very valuable.

You don't need to know a single thing about game development to take this course.

So What Is a Game Engine?

A game engine is framework which facilitates the kinds of tasks which need to be done when writing a game. So what are the kinds of tasks we want to do? We would probably want to display images on the screen (in game terminology, an image which is displayed on the screen is called a sprite). We may need to draw menus or text on the screen. We might want to organise our sprites so that some are behind others. Often games use realistic physic so objects collide or fall with gravity. A game engine will help us do these things and many more.

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$29
Learn PHP Model View Controller Pattern (PHP MVC)
MVC is important for all PHP developers to know

In this course you will learn how PHP Model View Controllers (PHP MVC) work and how to create one yourself.

Using the open source and well documented PHP MVC Project as a starting point, you will learn how to incorporate Model View Controllers into your development and solidify your skills by building your own MVC based framework.

What Is Model-View-Control?

The Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern, originally formulated in the late 1970s, is a software architecture pattern built on the basis of keeping the presentation of data separate from the methods that interact with the data. In theory, a well-developed MVC system should allow a front-end developer and a back-end developer to work on the same system without interfering, sharing, or editing files either party is working on.

Even though MVC was originally designed for personal computing, it has been adapted and is widely used by web developers due to its emphasis on separation of concerns, and thus indirectly, reusable code. The pattern encourages the development of modular systems, allowing developers to quickly update, add, or even remove functionality.

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$75
Social Login Integration Bundle
Learn how to add all the major social media logins to any website.
Students: 5,514
Video: 4 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

We've all logged into a website using one of our social media accounts. It saves the user from having to remember yet another user name and password, and this type of login system is in high demand.

This course teaches you how to integrate login systems for any website using any of the big three social media logins on the market today:

  • Google
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Web Developers

If you're a web developer, or want to be a web developer, and you don't know how to implement social media logins you are behind the curve. This is a must-have skill for any web developer today.

3 Course Bundle
$75
Introduction to CodeIgniter
Learn the basics of CodeIgniter, then build your first website. All in just a couple hours.
Students: 4,959
Video: 3 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

If you are interested in building websites with the awesome CodeIgniter framework, then you're in the right place.

This fun and fast-paced course starts off with the basics of CodeIgniter for absolute beginners. You'll learn everything you need to know to get up and running in no time at all. Training in MySQL as it relates to CodeIgniter is an integral part of this course. Don't worry, even if you have never used MySQL before you will learn what you need to know.

Easy to Understand Language

This course is extremely easy to understand for English speakers. When you're learning a new technology, you shouldn't have to strain to make sense of the person giving the tutorial. You won't have that problem here.

The Project

After you learn the basics, you will walk through how to build and deploy a website from scratch, step by step.

New Developers

If you're new to development, we suggest you try the seminal course on web development called Learn PHP Programming from Scratch.

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$49
How to Implement Sign In with Twitter
Add a functional login with Twitter button for any website in less than an hour.
Students: 3,145
Video: 2 Hours
Includes: Lifetime access
30 day money back guarantee!
Available on all mobile devices
Certificate of Completion

In this course you will learn how to create and implement a button that allows users to log in to a website using their Twitter account, effectively bypassing the need to fill out yet another registration form. Basic programming knowledge is recommended for this course, but even beginners can follow along and develop this integration. This course is also great for entrepreneurs who are building a website for themselves.

How Does This Benefit a Website?

Social logins are all the rage these days, and for good reason -- the signup you receive from social logins is up to 30% higher than the standard signup form.

The benefit to websites is the ability to have all of your users connect automatically to social media sites to share your content.

Why Should You Learn It?

Social media login integrations are becoming a much more important part of standard practice in web development. If you can't integrate social media logins you're being left in the dust by your competitors who can.

Other Important Social Media Integrations

Google and Facebook are the other most common social media integrations you'll need to know, and we have courses on how to do that as well.

Stone River eLearning
$29

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