CAP 151 - Introduction to Computer Animation

Review for Third Test

The following questions are provided to help you study for the first test. Do not expect to see these exact questions on the test.

  1. What is the keyboard shortcut to duplicate something in After Effects?

  2. What is the keyboard shortcut for showing the rulers in After Effects?

  3. What are two ways to nest a comp in After Effects?

  4. What are the three properties that a child layer can inherit from a parent layer?

  5. What properties do parent layers inherit from children? How is this different in After Effects from the way it is explained in the text?

  6. What is the rule of thumb the authors offer for deciding which layer should be a child and which should be a parent?

  7. Why would you make layers children of a null layer?

  8. What is the meaning of each of these terms from Lesson 6:
    • parenting
    • nesting
    • precomp
    • master comp, main comp
    • precomposing

  9. What phrase does the text use that means turning on the 3D features for a layer?

  10. How does After Effects determine which of two 2D layers appears in front of the other?

  11. How does After Effects determine which of two 3D layers appears in front of the other?

  12. What axis is added to 3D movement that is not present in 2D movement?

  13. Compare how After Effects objects can be rotated in 2D and in 3D.

  14. What is the color code mnemonic for 3D axes in After Effects?

  15. What can you say about the thickness of 3D layers in After Effects?

  16. What real world effect does Multiplaning simulate?

  17. What is the keyboard shortcut to deselect all layers that are currently selected

  18. What is the puppet pin tool for?

  19. How does the puppet overlap tool affect what you do with the puppet pin tool?

  20. What does the puppet starch tool do?