Animation Semester Exam 1

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Animation Semester Exam 1

The test will cover tools and knowledge over Flash CS6 software.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A stroke is...
    • A. 

      ...the width of the paintbrush.

    • B. 

      ... the color of the paintbrush.

    • C. 

      ... the outline around a shape.

    • D. 

      ... the fill of a shape.

  • 2. 
    You can control the fluidity of the line drawn with the pencil tool.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    You can control the width, patterning, color and smoothing of a Pencil stroke all in the....
    • A. 

      ... Commands Menu.

    • B. 

      ... Properties Inspector.

    • C. 

      ... Behaviors Menu.

  • 4. 
    When drawing with the Rectangle Tool, if you wanted to make a perfect square, you would hold down the _____ key while drawing.
    • A. 

      Shift

    • B. 

      Option

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Command

  • 5. 
    To make a donut shape you would use the...
    • A. 

      ... Oval Tool.

    • B. 

      ... Oval Primitive Tool and adjust the Start Angle.

    • C. 

      ... Oval Primitive Tool and adjust the Inner Radius.

  • 6. 
    Double-clicking on a stroke will...
    • A. 

      ... select the entire stroke.

    • B. 

      ... select the entire object.

    • C. 

      ... delete the entire stroke.

  • 7. 
    What would happen if you clicked and dragged now?
    • A. 

      The right side of the square would be pushed in or out as a line.

    • B. 

      The right side of the square would bow out or in as a curve.

    • C. 

      The curser will draw a curved line.

    • D. 

      The square will be turned into a circle.

  • 8. 
    The ink bottle changes the color of...
    • A. 

      ...strokes.

    • B. 

      ...fills.

    • C. 

      ...the background.

  • 9. 
    To keep an shape from "taking a bite" out of another shape when it is dragged over and then moved later on, you can... (2 correct answers)
    • A. 

      ... draw the shape with "object drawing" selected in the tools panel.

    • B. 

      ... group the shapes into an object.

    • C. 

      ... change the color of the shapes.

  • 10. 
    The transformation point is...
    • A. 

      ... the fading in a color gradient.

    • B. 

      ... the phase at which an object is rendered.

    • C. 

      ... the point from which an object or shape is rotated or scaled.

  • 11. 
    A white box with a diagonal red line through it means...
    • A. 

      ... no color.

    • B. 

      ... do not enter.

    • C. 

      ... no data.

  • 12. 
    You can change a solid color into a gradient in the....
    • A. 

      ... color menu.

    • B. 

      ... swatches menu.

    • C. 

      ...properties inspector.

    • D. 

      ... all of the above.

  • 13. 
    You cannot change the angle or length of a gradient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Clicking and dragging with the pen tool creates...
    • A. 

      A straight line.

    • B. 

      A curved line.

  • 15. 
    When the pen tool has a small plus side next to it, it means you can...
    • A. 

      ...edit an anchor point

    • B. 

      ...create an anchor point.

    • C. 

      ...delete an anchor point.

  • 16. 
    A pen tool with a small circle next to it means you can...
    • A. 

      ...close a shape.

    • B. 

      ...open a shape.

    • C. 

      ...delete a shape.

  • 17. 
    With the brush tool selected, you can adjust your brush shape and size in the tool bar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Clicking and dragging the playhead will "scrub" through your movie so you can see the animation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When nothing is selected, you can adjust the following in the Properties Inspector.
    • A. 

      Stage size

    • B. 

      Background color

    • C. 

      Frame rate

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Which one is "A" (gray background, black dots?)
    • A. 

      Frame

    • B. 

      Keyframe

    • C. 

      Blank frame

    • D. 

      Blank keyframe

  • 21. 
    Which one is "D" (white background, no dots?)
    • A. 

      Frame

    • B. 

      Keyframe

    • C. 

      Blank frame

    • D. 

      Blank keyframe

  • 22. 
    If you want to see faint images of the keyframes before and after the current frame, you would turn on...
    • A. 

      ...movie testing.

    • B. 

      ...onionskinning.

    • C. 

      ...dull opacity.

  • 23. 
    To delete an entire frame you...
    • A. 

      Control+click that frame and select "remove frames" from the drop down menu.

    • B. 

      Select the frame and hit delete

    • C. 

      Select the frame and hit shift+delete

  • 24. 
    To copy frames, you select the frames and...
    • A. 

      ...hold down shift and drag them to the desired location.

    • B. 

      ...hold down option and drag them to the desired location.

    • C. 

      Hit command C to copy them and command V to paste them.

  • 25. 
    To reverse frames, you select them, control click to get the drop down menu, and select "reverse frames".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Changing this can sometimes make an animation look smoother.
    • A. 

      Frame rate

    • B. 

      Key frame

    • C. 

      Mask

    • D. 

      Layer

  • 27. 
    The __________ shows the frames in the movie.
    • A. 

      Toolbar

    • B. 

      Properties pane

    • C. 

      Timeline

    • D. 

      Scene

  • 28. 
    Every animation needs a starting and ending point. _______________ are used to set these.
    • A. 

      Scenes

    • B. 

      Key frames

    • C. 

      Blank frames

    • D. 

      Graphic symbols

  • 29. 
    Empty key frames are indicated by a _________________ circle on the timeline
    • A. 

      Hollow

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Open eye

    • D. 

      Closed eye

  • 30. 
    A key frame that contains objects will be represented by a ___________ circle.
    • A. 

      Hollow

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Gray

  • 31. 
    The stacking order of viewing objects is decided by the order of the l
    • A. 

      Scenes

    • B. 

      Frames

    • C. 

      Layers

    • D. 

      Actions

  • 32. 
    The ___________ panel contains the basic tools needed to draw and modify objects.
    • A. 

      Actions

    • B. 

      Properties

    • C. 

      Tools

    • D. 

      Layers

  • 33. 
    This panel indicates what settings are being used for objects and allows you to change those settings.
    • A. 

      Tools

    • B. 

      Actions

    • C. 

      Frames

    • D. 

      Properties

  • 34. 
    Any item placed on a frame that has not been converted to a graphic, button, or movie clip. This includes shapes you draw as well as images you insert/import (jpg, bitmaps, etc.). Use this to do a shape tween or mask effect.
    • A. 

      Layer

    • B. 

      Vector

    • C. 

      Bitmap

    • D. 

      Object

  • 35. 
    These are objects that have been converted so that you can use the same image a number of times in a movie. You can also use this to do fade effects, rotation effects, and flip effects.
    • A. 

      Layer

    • B. 

      Symbols

    • C. 

      Clip art

    • D. 

      Tween

  • 36. 
    Designed to be an interactive object. You create these so that action scripts can be used to control other objects or events in the movie.
    • A. 

      Layer

    • B. 

      Mask

    • C. 

      Button

    • D. 

      Tween

  • 37. 
    This is, by far, the most tedious way to create animations.
    • A. 

      Shape Tween

    • B. 

      Motion Tween

    • C. 

      Mask

    • D. 

      Frame-by-Frame

  • 38. 
    This is used to change an object from a circle to a square.
    • A. 

      Mask

    • B. 

      Shape tween

    • C. 

      Motion tween

    • D. 

      Morphing

  • 39. 
    Use this to move symbols from one point to another.  All animation happens between key frames (point A and B). The timeline turns purple between the key frames when this feature is being used. A dashed or dotted line in the colored area indicates a problem.
    • A. 

      Motion Tween

    • B. 

      Mask

    • C. 

      Shape Tween

    • D. 

      Action Script

  • 40. 
    Use this to make a symbol disappear from view (great for changing pictures). You would use motion tween for this method. You have to change the “alpha” setting of the symbol. Alpha represents transparency.
    • A. 

      Zoom

    • B. 

      Masking

    • C. 

      Fade Effect

    • D. 

      Morphing

  • 41. 
    ________________ allow you to make objects move in a more random or non-straight path.
    • A. 

      Mask

    • B. 

      Shape tween

    • C. 

      Guided layer

    • D. 

      Gravity effect

  • 42. 
    ____________ is a way to partially hide an image in the layer immediately below another layer. The 2 layers get “locked” together to produce the effect.
    • A. 

      Morphing

    • B. 

      Tweening

    • C. 

      Stacking

    • D. 

      Masking

  • 43. 
    This is a way to take a word and animate each letter separately.
    • A. 

      Distribute to layers.

    • B. 

      Break apart

    • C. 

      Frame-by-frame

    • D. 

      Convert to symbol

  • 44. 
    The ___________________ is a holding place for all symbols and imported images and sounds within a single Flash file.
    • A. 

      Library

    • B. 

      Timeline

    • C. 

      Properties

    • D. 

      Tools panel

  • 45. 
    ____________,  when used appropriately, adds to the viewer’s experience, making for a much richer and enjoyable activity.
    • A. 

      Advertisments

    • B. 

      Sound

    • C. 

      Commericals

    • D. 

      Tweens