CAP 151 - Introduction to Computer Animation

Review for Third Test

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

  1. What technique do the authors recommend that helps you avoid running out of time before the final frame and still finishing the animation as desired?

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

  3. What properties do parent layers inherit from children?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. What real world effect does Multiplaning simulate?

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

  14. With 3D turned on, you can rotate a layer in three axes. Which kind of rotation is most like the 2D rotation seen earlier in the text?

  15. Describe what each of the 3D rotations is like, using a real world example.

  16. What camera view exists in After Effects that has been used in every exercise up to chapter 8?