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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.
My friend Herrick Goldman posted this on the stagecraft mailing list.
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So, I had to watch. Great video...
Anti-parabola propoganda, plus musing on math class, cardioids, connect the dots, envelopes of lines, even a bit of origami.
Instructional video showing a method of drawing a theatrical flat using VectorWorks. The result is a flat in 3-D.
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Drafting a 2-D theater flat using Vectorworks. This is just one method, of many, for drawing a 4x8 B'way style flat. It runs about 20 minutes and covers a lot of the tools/functions in Vectorworks.
Virtual Light Lab. VLL has demo versions for both Mac and Windows machines.The demo version does not allow you to save your work from session to session, but setting it up is so quick and easy that you'll be working with the two lights and a sphere in no time.
"Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world -- by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us."
Using 1 point perspective to draw a desk. We start with a single 1 point box and then expand to make a desk.
Using a Scale Ruler is one of the most important skills share by both designers and technicians. This video shows my demonstration on how to use a Scale Ruler pdf (free) and a plastic scale ruler to start measuring and marking a Scale Ruler Worksheet my students need to complete for class.
Note about the PDF scale ruler and the worksheet:
These scale rulers are certainly not as accurate as the plastic versions that you should actually use. Please check your settings on your computer before printing these out to make sure that you are printing the page at 100%. If your printer output is set to “fit to page,” these will be significantly off.
Drawing a basic room on stage in perspective.
What do all those little lines mean anyway. A closeup look at the markings of a standard U.S. tape measure. Inch lines, 1/2" 1/4" 1/8" and 1/16" lines are explained.
Click on the picture to start the movie.
Also an answer to that burning question: "why is the hook on the end of my tape measure loose?"