Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual

The Missing Manual

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Author: Chris Grover

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555764

Category: Computers

Page: 602

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If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans -- even characters for computer games -- in no time. Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual offers a hands-on tour of the program, with crystal-clear instructions for using every feature and lots of real-world examples to help you pick up the practical skills you need. Learn to use the basic tools, build and animate models, and place your objects in Google Earth. With this book, you will: Learn your way around the SketchUp workspace, and explore the differences between working in 2-D and 3-D Build simple 3-D shapes, save them as reusable components, and use SketchUp's Outliner to show or hide them as you work Tackle a complicated model building with lots of detail, and discover timesaving tools for using many components Animate the model by creating an interior walkthrough of your building Dress up your model with realistic material shading and shadows, and place it in Google Earth It's easy to get started. Just download the program from Google.com, and follow the instructions in this book. You'll become a SketchUp master in a jiffy.

Adobe Edge Preview 3: The Missing Manual

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Author: Chris Grover

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313965

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 184

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Want to use an Adobe tool to design animated web graphics that work on iPhone and iPad? You’ve come to the right book. Adobe Edge Preview 3: The Missing Manual shows you how to build HTML5 graphics using simple visual tools. No programming experience? No problem. Adobe Edge writes the underlying code for you. With this eBook, you’ll be designing great-looking web elements in no time. Get to know the workspace. Learn how Adobe Edge Preview 3 performs its magic. Create and import graphics. Make drawings with Edge’s tools, or use art you designed in other programs. Work with text. Build menus, label buttons, provide instructions, and perform other tasks. Jump into animation. Master Edge’s elements, properties, and timeline panels. Make it interactive. Use triggers and actions to give users control over their web experience. Peek behind the curtain. Understand how HTML and CSS documents work. Dig into JavaScript. Customize your projects by tweaking your code. Bestselling author Chris Grover has more than 25 years experience in graphic design and electronic media. He excels in making complex technology fun and easy to learn. In Adobe Edge Preview 3: The Missing Manual, he continues the winning formula of Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual and Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual.

Flash CS6: The Missing Manual

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Author: Chris Grover

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449330487

Category: Computers

Page: 848

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You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iPhone, iPad, and Android apps with Flash CS6, but learning this complex program can be difficult—unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS6: The Missing Manual, you’ll move from the basics to power-user tools with ease. The important stuff you need to know: Learn animation basics. Turn simple ideas into stunning animations—in the very first chapter. Master Flash’s tools. Learn the animation and effects tools with clear explanations and hands-on examples. Use 3D effects. Rotate objects and make them move in three dimensions. Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions. Build apps that work anywhere. Create apps just for iOS or Android devices—or one app that works on mobile devices and desktops. Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash. Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.

CSS: The Missing Manual

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Author: David Sawyer McFarland

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449379494

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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Cascading Style Sheets can turn humdrum websites into highly-functional, professional-looking destinations, but many designers merely treat CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's appearance. You can tap into the real power of this tool with CSS: The Missing Manual. This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining, this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute pro techniques. You'll learn how to: Create HTML that's simpler, uses less code, is search-engine friendly, and works well with CSS Style text by changing fonts, colors, font sizes, and adding borders Turn simple HTML links into complex and attractive navigation bars -- complete with rollover effects Create effective photo galleries and special effects, including drop shadows Get up to speed on CSS 3 properties that work in the latest browser versions Build complex layouts using CSS, including multi-column designs Style web pages for printing With CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, you'll find all-new online tutorial pages, expanded CSS 3 coverage, and broad support for Firebox, Safari, and other major web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8. Learn how to use CSS effectively to build new websites, or refurbish old sites that are due for an upgrade.

iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual

The Missing Manual

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Author: David Pogue,Aaron Miller

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555726

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Bursting with new features, Apple's iMovie '09 is vastly more usable and complete than iMovie '08 -- amazing right out of the box. But the box doesn't include a good user's guide, so learning these applications is another matter. iMovie '09 and iDVD: The Missing Manual gets you up to speed on everything you need to turn raw digital footage into highly creative video projects. You get crystal-clear, jargon-free explanations of iMovie's new video effects, slow & fast motion, advanced drag & drop, video stabilization, and more. Author and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue uses an objective lens to scrutinize every step of process, including how to: Organize your videos just like your photos, and precisely edit with ease Work on multiple iMovie projects at once and drag & drop clips among them Integrate with other iLife programs to use songs, photos, and an original sound track Output your creation to a blog, its own web page, or as a video podcast with iWeb Understand basic film techniques to improve the quality of the video you bring to iMovie From choosing and using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto DVDs, posting it online, or creating versions for iPod and iPhone, iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual helps you zoom right in on the details.

Windows 7: The Missing Manual

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Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449388874

Category: Computers

Page: 908

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In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users. Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. With this book, you'll learn how to: Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 Beef up your system and back up your files Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network

Excel 2010: The Missing Manual

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Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449394191

Category: Computers

Page: 898

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Excel, the world's most popular spreadsheet program, has the muscle to analyze heaps of data. Beyond basic number-crunching, Excel 2010 has many impressive features that are hard to find, much less master -- especially from online help pages. This Missing Manual clearly explains how everything works with a unique and witty style to help you learn quickly. Navigate with ease. Master Excel's tabbed toolbar and its new backstage view Perform a variety of calculations. Write formulas for rounding numbers, calculating mortgage payments, and more Organize your data. Search, sort, and filter huge amounts of information Illustrate trends. Bring your data to life with charts and graphics -- including miniature charts called Sparklines Examine your data. Summarize information and find hidden patterns with pivot tables and slicers Share your spreadsheets. Use the Excel Web App to collaborate with colleagues online Rescue lost data. Restore old versions of data and find spreadsheets you forgot to save

iPhone: The Missing Manual

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Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449314147

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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With the iOS5 software and the new iPhone 4S device, Apple has another world-class hit on its hands. This sleek, highly refined pocket computer comes with everything—cellphone, iPod, Internet, camcorder—except a printed manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with the latest edition of his witty, crystal-clear, colorful guide: the world's most popular iPhone book. Use it as a phone. Learn the basics as well as time-saving tricks and tips for contact searching by voice, texting, and more. Manage your stuff in the cloud. Sync and back up your contacts and media across all of your devices with iCloud. Get things done. Ask Siri to send reminders, place calls, and more. Master notifications. Use the Notification Center to find missed messages, calendar invitations, friend requests, and more. Connect with other iPhone owners. Send unlimited iMessages to friends, family, and colleagues who are also running iOS5. Treat it as an iPod. Master the ins and outs of iTunes, and listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies. Take the iPhone online. Make the most of your online experience to browse the Web, read and compose email, use social networks, or send photos and audio files. Go beyond the iPhone. Learn how to use the App Store, and how to multitask between your apps, organize them in folders, and read ebooks in iBooks. Whether you have a brand-new iPhone or want to update an earlier model with the iOS5 software, this beautiful full-color book is the best, most objective resource available.

iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual

The Missing Manual

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Author: David Pogue,J.D. Biersdorfer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555757

Category:

Page: 384

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With iPhoto '09, Apple's popular photo organizer and editing program is better than ever. Unfortunately, intuitive as it may be, iPhoto still has the power to confuse anyone who uses it. That's why more people rely on our Missing Manual than any other iPhoto resource. Author and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue provides clear and objective guidance on every iPhoto feature, including new tools such as face recognition, place recognition based on GPS data, themed slideshows, online sharing, enhanced editing, and travel maps. You'll find step-by-step instructions, along with many undocumented tips and tricks. With iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, you will: Get a course in picture-taking and digital cameras -- how to buy and use a digital camera, how to compose brilliant photos in various situations Import, organize, and file your photos -- and learn how to search and edit them Create slideshows, photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and either make or order prints Share photos on websites or by email, and turn photos into screensavers or desktop pictures Learn to manage your Photo Libraries, use plug-ins, and get photos to and from camera phones There's much more in this comprehensive guide. Discover today why iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual is the top-selling iPhoto book.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

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Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449314155

Category: Computers

Page: 712

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Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X. Learning to use a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. No viruses, worms, or spyware. No questionable firewalls or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you're using Windows XP or Windows 7, we've got you covered. Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac is the easy part. This guide gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files. Re-create your software suite. Big-name programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and others are available in both Mac and Windows versions. But hundreds of other programs are Windows-only. Learn the Macintosh equivalents and how to move data to them. Learn Mac OS X Lion. Once you've moved into the Macintosh mansion, it's time to learn your way around. You're in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to Mac OS X.

Flash CS5: The Missing Manual

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Author: Chris Grover

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449393731

Category: Computers

Page: 778

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Once you know how to use Flash, you can create everything from simple animations to high-end desktop applications, but it's a complex tool that can be difficult to master on your own-unless you have this Missing Manual. This book will help you learn all you need to know about Flash CS5 to create animations that bring your ideas to life. Learn animation basics. Find everything you need to know to get started with Flash Master the Flash tools. Learn the animation and effects toolset, with clear explanations and hands-on examples Use 3D effects. Rotate and put objects in motion in three dimensions Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions Speed up development. Use templates, code snippets, and motion presets Design applications. Get an intro to building full desktop applications with Flash and Adobe AIR Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples

Craft

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Handicraft

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3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp

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Author: Lydia Cline

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071843108

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 4508

Model and print your own 3D creations using SketchUp! Get up and running fast in the consumer design and fabrication world using the hands-on information in this guide. 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp features step-by-step tutorials of fun and easy DIY projects. Learn how to create your own 3D models, edit downloaded models, make them printable, and bring them to physical life either on your own printer or through an online service bureau. Download and install SketchUp on your Mac or PC Navigate the interface and SketchUp’s native design tools Download design and analysis tools from the Extension Warehouse. Edit models downloaded from the 3D Warehouse and Thingiverse. Import and export STL files. Analyze your projects for 3D printability. Set up, use, and maintain a home 3D printer Work with AutoCAD, 123D Make, 123D Meshmixer, and Vetric Cut2D Generate files for CNC cutters

8th Grade Technology

32-lesson Comprehensive Curriculum

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Author: Ask a Tech Teacher

Publisher: Structured Learning LLC

ISBN: 0989369013

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Ninth in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you're the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher. The 32-week technology curriculum is designed with the unique needs of middle school technology IT classes in mind. Textbook includes: * 229 images * 21 assessments * 19 articles * Grade 6-8 wide-ranging Scope and Sequence * Grade 6-8 technology curriculum map * 32 weeks of lessons, taught using the 'flipped classroom' approach * monthly homework (3rd-8th only) * posters ready to print and hang on your walls Each lesson is aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards and includes: * Common Core Standards * ISTE Standards * essential question * big idea * materials required * domain-specific vocabulary * problem solving for lesson * time required to complete * teacher preparation required * steps to accomplish goals * assessment strategies * class warmups * class exit tickets * how to extend learning * additional resources * homework (where relevant) * examples * grading rubrics * emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college * focus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharing Learning is organized into units that are easily adapted to the shorter class periods of Middle School. They include: * Coding/Programming * Differentiated Learning * Digital Citizenship * Digital Tools * Engineering and Design * Internet Search/Research * Keyboarding * Learn Through Service * Programming with Alice * Problem Solving * Robotics * Search/Research * SketchUp * Spreadsheets: Gradebooks and Budgets * Visual Learning * Web Communication Tools * MS Word Certification