300+ [UPDATED] 3dsmax Interview Questions and Answers

Q1. How Can We Attach An Object To A Path?

By adding PathDeform (WSM)

Q2. How Can You Scrub Through Your Timeline Without Resetting The Timeline Size. You Have A 4000 Frame Timeline And Only 250 Are Visible?

click on time line with Ctrl + Alt + MMB

Q3. In Which Scene State You Can Manipulate The Attached Objects?

Xref Object

Q4. What Does The G Key Do?

Hide grid view in the active viewport

Q5. You Edit A Box To The Point Where It No Longer Resembles A Box, But A Human Head. You Turn The Bounding Box Back On By Pressing “j,” And You Realize That The Reference Coordinate System Is Off, As You

Utilities > Reset XForm, Reset Selected OR Modify > Collapse All / Collapse To

Q6. Which Map Creates Illusion Of Depth?


Q7. W, E, And R Are Shortcut Key For Which Tools?

Trformation tools

Q8. Is Data Operator Node Available In 3ds Max 2010 Particle System?


Q9. What Keyboard Short-cut Displays Selected Object As See-through (toggle On/off)?


Q10. What Does The Alt + W Short Cut Key Do?

Maximizes the active viewport

Q11. How Can We Link The Following Camera To The Line?

with path constraint

Q12. Which Is Not An Exposure Controller?


Q13. How Would You Speed Up An Entire Animation?

Set timeline to show selective range, select all your frames and drag the end box below your frames while holding LMB (left mouse button)

Q14. What Does Ctrl + Alt + Lmb (left Mouse Button) Do On The Timeline?

Expands and shrinks time from less than 0 giving you negative time

Q15. The Difference Between The Orthographic And Perspective View Modes Is _____.

Orthographic shows an image without perspective distortion.

Q16. The X Axis Is Displayed Using What Color?


Q17. Why Are The Coordinates Of A Mapped Texture Referred To As Uvw?

UVW are the three letters before XYZ, which is the object coordinate system, and help us remember which axis of a map lines up with which axis of an object

Q18. What Does Ctrl + X Do?

Expert Mode – hiding windows and menus

Q19. How Do You Move The Default Location Of The Pivot Point Of An Object After It Has Been Created?

In the Hierarchy tab select Pivot and Affect Pivot Only, then use the Move tool to move the Pivot Point

Q20. Why Would You Want To Press “7”?

Shows stats on your polygon model

Q21. In Order To Get An Object To React To A Force Such As Gravity Or Push, Which Button On The Toolbar Do You Use?

Bind to Space Warp

Q22. What Does The Track View Dope Sheet Do?

Allow you to adjust key frames faster and move them in time to get a better feel for animation over adjusting curves in a limited time frame

Q23. Why Would You Want To Use Schematic View?

It shows how items are linked together in the scene.

Q24. What Is The Function Of Back Burner?

Network rendering

Q25. How Do You Make A Viewport Active Without The Danger Of Accidentally Selecting Or Changing An Object?

Right click in the desired viewport

Q26. How Can I Move The Camera On A Path?

Select the camera go to Animation / Constraints / path constraint

Q27. The Yellow Lines And Shapes That Appear In The On Screen Trformation Gizmos Signify What?

Which single axis or combination is currently selected for the trformation

Q28. If We Want To Import An Image In Our Viewport What Shortcut Is This?


Q29. What Does Holding The Left Mouse Button Down Inside The Rotate Tool Without Actually Being On An Axis Do?

Behaves as a virtual trackball, allowing rotational changes in all three dimensions

Q30. The Y Axis Is Displayed Using What Color?


Q31. Holding The Wheel Between The Two Mouse Buttons Down While Moving The Mouse Will Do What In The Active Viewport?

Pan in the viewport, sliding the view around without altering the position of objects

Q32. How Do You Invoke Expert Mode?

Ctrl + X

Q33. Where You Get The “boolean” Command?

Geometry>Compound Objects

Q34. What Is The Purpose Of Most Max Scripts?

Automate repetitive tasks and control large numbers of objects

Q35. Which Command Used To Copy And Arrange Objects In Path?

Spacing tools

Q36. Why Shouldn’t You Use .avi, Or .mov File Formats For Long Animation Sequences?

These formats output to one file at the end of the render job. If there is an error during renders, the file is lost. therefore it’s best to render individual frames, and then reassemble frames in Video Post.