How to use a scale ruler to add dimensions to a light plot.
Here's the worksheet I created for the exercise.
Here's the paper version of the Scale Rulers. When you print these out, be sure you have the print output set to No Scaling. The pdf needs to print full size to be in the proper scale. I suggest you still check it with an actual ruler. Also, if you make copies, double check those as well. I've had copiers enlarge/reduce by just 1-3% and it knocks everything off.
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A quick how-to on using an architects' scale ruler and completing a Scale Ruler worksheet for my Drafting & Drawing and my Fundamentals class at CSU.
Reading and/or measuring with a scale ruler is a basic skill required for many involved with design and/or technical theater.
A copy of the worksheet and the paper version of the scale rulers are posted here.
The script is the paperwork of the author to the audience. It just takes to rest of us to bring that paperwork to life. The creative team uses the script to discover what the author wishes to say. But then, we need to communicate how we wish to say our interpretation, our design, etc... Our paperwork visually shows all that stuff we want the tech crew to build, to hang, to rig, to sew, etc.
Sounds simple doesn't it? Draw a straight line. Go ahead, give it a try. Take your pencil and draw a straight line. Hint: drawing a line side to side is easier then up and down. Not easy is it? Now, try a ruler. In technical theater we use rulers all the time. You don't have one? How about the edge of an index card? Maybe the edge of that math book you want to throw across the room. You have a lot of straight edges you could use in place of a ruler.
Several tools are available to use to draw our lines.