This article written by Mythravarun Vepakomma, the author of the book Blender Compositing and Post Processing, deals with advanced compositing beyond grading. These techniques emphasize alternate methods in Blender Compositing for some specific 3D render requirements that can save lots of render time, thereby also saving budgets, in making a CG film. Following is the list of contents that will be presented in this article:
- Fresnel effect in compositing
Having learned about the conventions and responsibilities in Laravel, and how to create a new project with Composer, you are now ready to build your first application!
In this article by Raphaël Saunier, author of Getting Started with Laravel 4, you will use the concepts presented previously in a practical way and learn how to do the following:
- Sketch out the URLs and entities of your application
- Troubleshoot common issues when getting started
- Define the routes and their actions as well as the models and their relationships
- Prepare your database and learn how to interact with it using Eloquent
- Use the Blade template language to create hierarchical layouts
The first step in creating a web application is to identify and define its requirements. Then, once the main features have been formulated, we derive the main entities as well as the URL structure of the application. Having a well-defined set of requirements and URLs is also essential for other tasks such as testing; this will be covered later in the book.
A lot of new concepts are presented in this article. If you have trouble understanding something or if you are not quite sure where to place a particular snippet of code, you can download the annotated source code of the application on http://packtpub.com/support, which will help you to follow along.Read Your First Application in full
In this article by Gaspare A. Silvestri, the author of Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook, we will study how to install Virtual Desktop Agent in a server OS and a desktop OS.Read Installing Virtual Desktop Agent – server OS and desktop OS in full
This article is written by Jesin A the author of Packet Tracer Network Simulator. Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program and provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and shows collaboration capabilities of a network. This article explains the IPv6 addresses used in Packet Tracer.
IPv4 has 4.3 billion addresses, which may seem mindboggling. However, it took only two decades for it to reach its depletion. IPv6 has come to the rescue in the form of 128-bit addresses. Packet Tracer supports a wide array of IPv6 features. We'll start by learning how to assign IP addresses to different devices and how to configure routing between them. Finally, we'll create a setup that enables IPv6 communication over IPv4 devices.Read IPv6 on Packet Tracer in full
In this article by Geoff Webber-Cross, author of the book Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, we will have a look at how push Notifications allow us to expand our application's user experience outside the bounds of the app with live tile updates, toast notifications, and badges in Windows 8. Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it very easy for us to trigger notifications via Windows Notifications Service (WNS) (for Store apps), Microsoft Push Notification Service (MPNS) (for Windows Phone 8 apps), Apple Notifications Service (ANS), and Google Notifications Service (GCM). We're going to discuss how to configure Windows 8 and Windows Phone applications to allow notifications, send different types of notifications using scripts, and create a list of devices to manage our user's notification channels.Read Windows Azure Mobile Services - Implementing Push Notifications using in full