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Maya 201 - Modeling.
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What can you do by holding down the Control key and dragging on the scale tool’s Y manipulator handle?
Scale in Y
Scale only the height
Move without scaling
Scale proportionately in X and Z
To delete the subdiv proxy, you need to first … ?
Select the subdiv cage
Turn off symmetry
Rename it in the outliner
Delete the history
What is the Storyboard?
A series of sketches used to promote the movie
A series of sketches outlining every scene in the movie
A board that marks the beginning of each scene
A booklet describing the techniques used in the movie
How do you apply the reference image shader?
Right-click on the shader and select Assign Material to Selection
Right-click on the shader and select Paint on Material
Left-click on the shader and hit OK
Select the object, and drag it to one side
Manipulating points on a lattice deformer does what?
Deforms the texture but not the actual object underneath
Deforms the object underneath
Changes the color of the connected faces
Breaks the connection to the object underneath
What type of polygonal primitive was used to start the Body?
A NURBS cube
A polygonal sphere
An imported polygonal block
A polygonal cube
How do you unhide and object?
Select the object in the outliner, then hit tab
Double click the object in the outliner
Select the object in the outliner, then hit Shift-H
Right-click then select Undo Hide Command
What was used to create the light bulb?
A polygonal cylinder
A NURBS sphere
A smoothed polygonal cube
A simple polygonal primitive sphere
How can you repeat the last operation?
With the return key
With the undo command
With the B key
With the G key
To create the eyeballs, what type of primitive was used?
An extruded circle
A NURBS sphere
A polygonal sphere
A freehand curve
Unlike smooth mesh preview mode, subdiv proxy is … ?
Able to handle larger data sets
Fully renderable and can be skinned and weighted for animation
Scaleable and ready for texturing
Suitable for exporting to various geometry formats
When is it acceptable to leave out elements of a model?
When you’re modeling using NURBS
If it’s a really difficult part to model
When the director tells you it’s ok
When you’re not going to see all of a model in any given scene
How do you restore symmetry in an object?
By using the restore symmetry command
By deleting two thirds, then replicating the best
By deleting individual polygons
By deleting half, then using duplicate special
What do you need to do to the claws before duplicating them to the right?
Remove any unwanted claws
Convert them to polygons
Delete the history
What’s a good way to create a seam?
Using intersecting vertices
Rotating faces to align with the base
With the Create Seam command
With a bevel, using the Bevel Edge command
What does freezing an object’s transforms do?
Moves the object toward the camera
Resets its parameters to zero in its current position
Resets its parameters to the last saved version
Locks the transforms so the object can’t be moved
To get an idea of how the model will look at a higher resolution, what do you do?
Hit the R key
Switch to smooth mesh preview mode
Click back through the construction history
Switch to high resolution mode
How do you delete an unwanted edge?
With the Delete Edge command
With Control (or Command)-Z
Hitting the delete key
With the Delete Unwanted command
With no clear visual reference, where should the ears be placed?
In the most anatomically correct position
Wherever you like! Feel free to experiment
Closest to the eyes
At the point furthest from the mouth
How do you enable mirroring so that selecting a vertex on one side also selects the vertex on the other?
In tool settings, set symmetry to object
Under the symmetry settings menu, select Mirroring
By using the double selection command
In tool settings, set mirroring to double select
How do you fill a hole in an object?
Double-click an edge, then hit the insert key
Decrease the object’s diameter until the hole is filled
Double-click an edge, shift right click and select Fill Hole
Select an edge, right click and select duplicate
How can you delete the construction history?
From the construction menu, select edit, then delete
Select the object then hit the delete key
From the edit menu, select delete by type, history
From the edit menu, select history, reduce
What time intervals can you set autosave to?
Any interval greater than 10 minutes
Any interval less than 10 minutes
Any interval in 10 minute increments
Any interval you want
How can you add thickness to a piece of geometry?
By extruding faces
With the geometry thickness command
By duplicating it
By increasing the thickness parameter
How do you manipulate the shape of a NURBS primitive?
By manipulating the translate tool
By manipulating the control vertices
With the manipulate NURBS command
By adding edge loops
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