Competition winner!

Congratulations to all who entered our 7th Anniversary competition – and congratulations to Helena Potaka for winning the prize! There were 2 other entrants with equal top score, but her name was randomly drawn out of a hat so she will experience the Seven Deadly Sins "Gluttony" package at The Vines as her reward!

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The competition is over! Congratulations to Helena Potaka for winning the overnight "Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony" prize! Entries closed at 7.07pm WST on September 7, 2010.

The answers were:

Question 1: What day was Constructive Media launched?


a: September 1, 2001

b: September 1, 2002

c: September 1, 2003

d: September 1, 2004


Question 2: Speaking of gluttony, what fuels the staff of Constructive Media on a weekly basis?


a: Kentucky Fried Chicken

b: Chooks

c: McDonalds

d: Nandos


Question 3: Constructive Media uses the rendering engine "V-Ray" to generate its 3D visuals. Developed by legends Vladimir Koylazov and Peter Mitev (Chaos Group), it features a brilliant "VRayPhysicalCamera" that allows us to use real-world parameters to set up the virtual CG camera.What does the f-number control?

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a: The width of the camera aperture

b: The zoom factor

c: The amount of vertical shift

d: The focus distance


Question 4: Who said "Mr President… what the hell?"



a: Zapp Brannigan


b: Harrison Ford

c: Will Smith

d: Edward Scissorhands


Question 5: Which of the following industries has Constructive Media not done work for?


a: Medical

b: Mining & Resource

c: Nuclear Physics

d: Residential Housing


Question 6: The most important part of getting a good animation done is…


a: Fast render times


b: Planning/Storyboarding


c: Making heaps and heaps of changes

d: Really expensive workstations with Quadro FX graphics cards


Question 7: 3DS Max 2010 introduced the "what" tools used to assist with 3D modelling?


a: Carbon Fibre


b: Graphite


c: Diamond

d: Hydrogen


Question 8: Recently a delivery to Constructive Media had unexpected consequences. What happened?


a: We received a package intended for AdultShop


b: The office alarm was set off


c: The delivery person showed up wearing a fez

d: The parcel was covered in bees


Question 9: There are 7 apples on the table, you take 3. How many do you have?



a: 3


b: 4

c: 5

d: 6


Question 10: "The hat" is often used in the Constructive Media office to determine…


a: who has to ring, and who has to pick up lunch

b: who has to reset the servers

c: who has to clean the dishes

d: who has to sharpen all the pencils in the office


Question 11: What is so important about September 28, 2010?


a: it is the 7th anniversary of the photocopier at Constructive Media

b: it marks the date where Cam Scott is forced to prove he can kick a footy 60m

c: it is the date that FIFA 2011 is scheduled for release in Australia

d: it is the date that artificial turf will be laid in the Constructive Media office


Question 12: Constructive Media staff will this month be attending Animation Classes hosted by…


a: Nick Park, Aardman Animations


b: Simon Allen, Pixar Animation Studios


c: Lew Coleman, DreamWorks Animation

d: Stan Lee, Marvel Comics


Question 13: Constructive Media has created a set of 3D animations of what precious stones for Solid Gold Jewellers?


a: Argyle Champagne Diamonds

b: Argyle White Diamonds

c: Argyle Black Diamonds


d: Argyle Pink Diamonds


Question 14: What’s so special about the photo below?

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a: The lens that’s in this photo was actually used to take this photo

b: There’s an extra glass element in this lens that shouldn’t be there

c: This lens was found at Cash Converters for just $3.50


d: It’s not a real lens at all
(it’s a cup!)


Question 15: A new webserver was recently installed for Constructive Media. Amongst all the names that were suggested, which one of these was not suggested by a staff member?


a: rickmoranis

b: sandrabullocksthenet

c: tito


d: yoshi


Question 16: In the subsea industry, what does the acronym "PLET" stand for?


a: Pipeline End to Tow

b: Pipeline End Terminal/Termination

c: People Leaning over Edge of Tower

d: Permanently Leaking End Table


Question 17: When was the "Cow Theory" released?

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a: December 12, 2006

b: December 8, 2004

c: October 3, 2005

d: May 29, 1983


Question 18: The magic 8-ball in the office is usually reserved for staff who …


a: have left their teaspoons on the counter in the kitchen

b: have trouble deciding whether to net or distribute render

c: have made an obvious error

d: have forgotten to bring the bin out on rubbish night


Question 19: The name of the horse that CM Racing follows is …

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a: About Time

b: About Even

c: About Mary

d: Run About


Question 20: What comes next in the following sequence? 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, ?


a: 13

b: 17

c: 20

d: 100 (it’s the next number in the sequence that doesn’t have a "t" in it)