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Maya 3D Computer Modeling

Subject : it-skills
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1. Image or color that wraps around the model.

2. Has sepcular - Used for really shiny objects

3. A black and white image that is used to give the illusion of a bumpy surface.

4. Imitates light bulb - Omni-directional light rays - Fog

5. When one object is a parent object - one is a child object - and whatever the parent object does - the child does the same.

6. Only through Ray Tracing - Requires at least two surfaces - Requires modeling inside and outside of glass vessels

7. Naming all files in the same way so that they're easy to find.

8. Combine color map with transparency map to create a label that can be applied to surface

9. Made up of isoparms (edges) - controlled vertices - patches (faces).

10. A light that is being emitted in all directions.

11. Textures that the software makes for you so that they render faster. 2D texture wraps around the model - 3D goes inside the object.

12. The starting box where you add details needed.

13. Apply more than one material on object depending on transparency

14. Scaling all directions at once.

15. Polygons - NURBS - SubDs

16. Imitates fill light - Doesn't affect specular - Imitates bounced light

17. A small box so that the title doesn't get cut off.

18. Gesture thumb to right - index up - and middle towards you. Represents the axis: positive X is your thumb - positive Y is index finger - and middle finger is positive Z.

19. The flow of how the edges are patterned around the model.

20. A container that has either a shader - texture - etc.

21. A CG term where an imaginary line sticks out perpendicular to the faces so that you can see the exterior of the model.

22. Rendering (taking pictures of) a whole sequence or "batch" of images.

23. The 3D view of your shot.

24. A texture that was taken from a file.

25. A part of the software where you tell Maya that you only want certain lights to affect certain objects.

26. Basic shapes (spheres - cubes - cylinders) that act as building blocks to create a project.

27. True reflections - Vector based math - Computationally heavy - More bounces = More power needed - Calculates refraction

28. The box where an important action must fit so that nothing gets cut off.

29. Includes translating - rotating - and scaling an object in (x -y -z).

30. Do alter silhouette edge of object - Require higher tesselation of surface

31. Software that uses graphics to click on/buttons instead of typed commands.

32. Picking one arrow and scaling one direction at a time.

33. Do not alter silhouette edge of object - Implied texture

34. Defines where material is transparent - AKA Scalar Maps

35. Modified shape to specular

36. When you don't parent 3D textures to the model properly and the object moves independently of its texture.

37. The front - side - top views.

38. When you take all rendered images into a software and turn them into a single movie file.

39. The darkest color an object will ever be.

40. Mathematically most simple - No specular - Used for matte finishes

41. Apply more than one material on object depending on position of ramp

42. The connection between a shader and texture.

43. Off-the-shelf software that anyone uses.

44. Imitates theatrical spot light - Can be focused

45. Imitates sun - Position of light is irrelevant - Rotation orientation of light is important

46. A light used to simulate sunlight and works by rotation.

47. Create a primitive shape - add edge loops - edit edge loops/faces/vertices. Made up of faces - edges.

48. Imitates rectangular neon light source - Light comes out of source area

49. Fakes true environment - Less time to calculate - Resembles true reflections - Image projected on virtual shape

50. Something that shows how light will affect a model (Blinn - Lambert - etc.)