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ing to the angle of inclination, to where it cuts a perpendicular wards, establishing its vp above the eye or Hl.) Consequently, line drawn through the vp; thus we find its vanishing point, we must draw the vanishing line for the vp3 downwards from whether its inclination be downwards or upwards; therefore DVP. The sides of the shutter, t w and m v, must be drawn draw a line from pvp, at an angle of 50° with the HL, cutting in the direction of vp3, and cut off from DVPs, first by drawing the perpendicular from vpå at vp3, the vanishing point. We a line through t to y; make y a equal to the length of the

All the early have made the nearest corner of the window 2 feet to the shutter; draw from « to DVP3, producing w. left of the eye, represented by the distance i to b; a line from part of the problem, relating to the wall and windows, 6 must be ruled to PS,

and the remaining lines

w v and t m, will be but upon which we wish to cut

a repetition of the shutter off 4 feet to find a, the

under the first position, Dearest point within; a line Fig. 71.

We can prove the truth of from c, which is 4 feet from

this method of drawing the b, must be drawn to DE', and where it cuts the line

perspective inclination of a b ps in a is the point re

plane by another method. quired. Draw the perpen

Draw the right angle dicular ahm. Draw from

cad (Fig. 68); make a b DVp through a to p; make

equal to the length of the pf equal to the width of

shutter, and at an angle

of 400 with a cor 500 the window. Draw back

with a d; draw b c paagain from 1, cutting pyplin s; draw the per

rallel to a d; a c will be pendicular st; the base

equal to the height of b of the window is drawn

above a. This must now from f, on the line of

be applied to Fig. 70. contact, 5 feet from the

Draw a line from yp? groand, to the vpl; the

through t to e on the line height of the window,

of contact; make ef 4 feet 3 inches, is

equal to the height of marked from f to e;

b above a, viz., ca 1 line from e to vpl,

(Fig. 68). Draw from eatting the perpendi

s back to vp?; it will Enlars from a and s in

Fig. 69.

be found to cut the -3 and t, will give the

corner of the shutter top of the window.

in w, proving by both The opening of the

methods that t w is window is mth n.

the perspective length Now we must draw

of the further side of the shutter; the cor

the shutter. Ber nearest as is v,

A plan of a buildconsequently it in

ing may be made, cines uproard towards

having all its proporthe scall, but down

tions, angles, and wards from it; there

other measurements fore, the vp for the

arranged and noted, shutter must be above

yet nothing may be the ul, which we

said as to its position have explained. To

with the picture measure or set off the

plane, and from this length of the shutter,

plan several perspecwe have raised a line

tive elevations may be of contact for that

raised. When such is purpose from o, found

the case, all that is by drawing from vp

vpi necessary will be to

PS firough s to meet the

draw a PP across the zroand-line. From t

paper in such a posidirected fromyP3 draw

tion with the plan, line through w; this

that by drawing visual will be the further

rays, the picture-plane side of the shutter; its

we have chosen may langth must be deter

receive the view we

wish to take of it. directed from DVP3

Suppose A (Fig. 71) is draw a line to the

the plan of a build. use of contact, meet

ing, and we wished to ing it in y; make y z

have two views of itequal to the length of the shutter, the same as the length of the one taken with an end and front in sight, the other with a window ; draw from a back, again to dvps, cutting t w in w; view of the front and the

opposite side-we should then place daar u v, directed by vp!, and v m directed by VP3.

the PP at such an angle with the side or front as might be We will now draw the shutter at the same angle with the considered to be the best for our purpose. ppl would receive pall, bat inclined upwards from it (Fig. 70). The important the visual rays from the front and the end B; pp2 would reiference in working the problem under these conditions arises ceive those from the front and the end c. In short, any line Kom the upward inclination of the shutter from the wall

, but may be drawn which represents the PP at any angle with the edinede darmwards to meet the wall. This last view of the plan, or opposite any side we may wish to project. This will position of the shutter is the proper one for our purpose, because give a very useful illustration of the way to treat a subject siter a little consideration we shall perceive that it is a retiring when its proportions are given, as is frequently the case, withplame, but downwards ; therefore its vp is below the eye or Hl. out any reference to the view to be taken of it ; in other words, In the former case the shutter was a retiring plane, but up the angle it forms with the picture-plane.

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at an angle of 120°, because we always prefer to make use of Before proceeding to work this problem, we wish to give the the angle formed by the nearest approach of the projection to student some directions about the scale. the line of our position, or the picture plane.

have given the representative fraction of the scale, and not 4th. Again, suppose an inclined shutter, or a roof which is the number of feet to the inch. It is a common practice united horizontally with a wall, is said to be at an angle of 40° with architects and engineers to name the proportion of the with the wall, the shutter or roof would be at an angle of 50° scale upon which the drawing is made, in the manner we with the ground.

have done here, leaving the scale to be constructed if necesAll this will be very evident if we consider that “ if any num- sary. The meaning of the fraction is that unity is divided ber of straight lines meet in a point in another straight line on one into the number of equal parts expressed by the denomiside of it, the sum of the angles which they make with this straight nator. Thus a scale of feet is signifies that one standard line, and with each other, is equal to two right angles." (See foot is divided into 48 equal parts, each part representing a Lessons in Geo

foot on paper, the metry, V., Vol. I.,

result is inch page 156.) There

to the foot. It fore (Fig. 67), if A Fig. 70.

also means that is 30° with the

the original ob. PP, and B 90° with

ject, whether a A, then B will be

building or piece 600 with the PP, the whole making

of machinery, is

48 times larger two right angles.

than the drawing With regard to

which represents the last supposi

it. If the scale tion, we shall see

had been written, that the lines of the wall, the roof

yards, it would DVP3

be the same as I or shutter, and

inch to represent the ground, form

a yard. The way a right-angled tri

to arrive at this is angle, the three

as follows: interior angles of which are together equal to two right

ose of y = 1 inch to VPI

the foot angles. Therefore, SET Vpz

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the yard ground is 90°, and

The above method the shutter or roof 400 with the wall,

of stating the

scale ought to be the shutter will be

understood by at an angle of 50° with the horizon

every one engage (Fig. 68). Conse

upon plan-draw

ing. quently, this angle

To return to the of 500 must be

d

problem. Th constructed for the

principal vanishing line, and

deration relatest the subject treated

Fig. 63.

the shutter. Th as an inclined

inclination may be plane. (See Problems XXXI.,

upwards, at an ar XXXII.,

gle of 40° with the and XXXIII.) From

wall, or it may

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same angle. W

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cases. First, whe

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HL, which is 4 fer

from the ground lines or planes not

Fig. 66.

Fig. 67.

line; from Ps dra parallel with the picture plane :

a perpendicular 1 When the sum of

E, this will be th the two angles of the given objects is greater than a right angle, the semicircle meeting the al to determine del and DE

radius for drawin it is subtracted from the sum of two right angles, and the remain. Find the vanishing point for the wall vpl, and its distane der is the extent of the angle sought. This will explain the re-point Dvpl; also find the vp by drawing a line from E to v sults of the first, second, and fourth suppositions above. at a right angle with the one from E to vp!, because if th

When two angles of the given objects are together less than a shutter had projected from the wall in a horizontal position, right angle, the sum will be the angle sought. This answers to would have vanished at vp; that is, if it had been perpa the third supposition. We now propose a problem to illustrate dicular or at right angles with the wall. In short, the vanishin our remarks about the wall and the shutter.

point for the horizontal position of a line must always be foun PROBLEM XLI. (Fig. 69).- A wall at an angle of 40° with whether the line retires to it horizontally or not, because the our position is pierced by a window of 4 feet 3 inches high and for an inclined retiring line is always over or under the y 4 feet brood; a shutter projects from the top of the window at an (according to the angle of inclination) to which it would hat angle of 400 with the wall: the window is 5 feet from the retired if in a horizontal position. (See Prob. XXXI. Fig. 53 ground, and its nearest corner is 4 feet within the picture; other consequently, the vanishing point for an inclined retiring lin conditions at pleasure. Scale of feet te

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ing to the angle of inclination, to where it cuts a perpendicular wards, establishing its vp above the eye or HL.). Consequently, line drawn through the vpå; thus we find its vanishing point, we must draw the vanishing line for the vp3 downwards from whether its inclination be downwards or upwards; therefore DVP. The sides of the shutter, t w and m v, must be drawn draw a line from dyp, at an angle of 50° with the HL, cutting in the direction of vps, and cut off from DVP3, first by drawing the perpendicular from vps at vp3, the vanishing point. We a line through t to y; make y a equal to the length of the

All the early have made the nearest corner of the window 2 feet to the shutter; draw from æ to DVP3, producing w. left of the eye, represented by the distance i to b; a line from part of the problem, relating to the wall and windows,

and the remaining lines 6 must be ruled to PS,

w v and t m, will be but upon which we wish to cut

a repetition of the shutter off 4 feet to find a, the

under the first position. Dearest point within; a line Fig. 71.

We can prove the truth of from a which is 4 feet from

this method of drawing the by must be drawn to DE', and where it cuts the line

perspective inclination of a b ps in a is the point re

plane by another method. quired. Draw the perpen

Draw the right angle

A dicular a hw. Draw from

cad (Fig. 68); make a b Dvr through a to p; make

equal to the length of the Pr equal to the width of

shutter, and at an angle

of 40° with a cor 500 the window. Draw back

with a d; draw b c paagain from 1, cutting Dvpl in s; draw the per

rallel to a d; a c will be pendicular st; the base

equal to the height of b of the window is drawn

above 0.

This must now from f, on the line of

be applied to Fig. 70. contact, 5 feet from the

Draw a line from yp? groand, to the vpl; the

through t to e on the line height of the window,

of contact; make ef 4 feet 3 inches, is

equal to the height of marked from s to e;

b above a, viz., ca a line from e to vpl,

(Fig. 68). Draw from cutting the perpendi

s back to ypa; it will enlars from a and s in

Fig. 69.

be found to cut the - and t, will give the

corner of the shutter top of the window.

in w, proving by both The opening of the

methods that t w is window is mth n.

the perspective length Now we must draw

of the further side of the shutter; the cor

the shutter. Der nearest as is v,

A plan of a build. consequently it in

ing may be made, cines upward towards

having all its proporthe wall, but down

tions, angles, and wards from it; there

other measurements fore, the vp for the

arranged and noted, shutter must be above

yet nothing may be the HL, which we

said as to its position bare explained. To

with the picturemeasure or set off the

plane, and from this length of the shutter,

plan several perspecwe have raised a line

tive elevations may be contact for that

raised. When such is purpose from o, found

the case, all that is by drawing from vp

ypt necessary will be to

Pls through s to meet the

draw a PP across the ground-line. From t

paper in such a posidirected fromyp3 draw

tion with the plan, s line through w; this

that by drawing visual will be the further

rays, the picture-plane side of the shutter; its

we have chosen may langth must be deter

receive the view we mined thus From

wish to take of it. directed from DVP3 DVP3

Suppose A (Fig. 71) is draw a line to the

the plan of a build. line of contact, meet

ing, and we wished to ing it in y; make y z

have two views of itqual to the length of the shutter, the same as the length of the one taken with an end and front in sight, the other with a window ; draw from a back, again to pvp, cutting t w in w; view of the front and the

opposite side-we should then place der u V, directed by vpl, and v m directed by vp3.

the PP at such an angle with the side or front as might be We will now draw the shutter at the same angle with the considered to be the best for our purpose. ppl would receive

all, but inclined upwards from it (Fig. 70). The important the visual rays from the front and the end B; pp would rediference in working the problem under these conditions arises ceive those from the front and the end c. In short, any line som the upward inclination of the shutter from the wall, but may be drawn which represents the pp at any angle with the indined doonwards to meet the wall. This last view of the plan, or opposite any side we may wish to project. This will position of the shutter is the proper one for our purpose, because give a very useful illustration of the

way to treat a subject after a little consideration we shall perceive that it is a retiring when its proportions are given, as is frequently

the case, withplaze, bat downwards ; therefore its vp is below the eye or Hl. out any reference to the view to be taken of it; in other words, In the former case the shutter was a retiring plane, but up the angle it forms with the picture-plane.

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at an angle of 120°, because we always prefer to make use of Before proceeding to work this problem, we wish to give the the angle formed by the nearest approach of the projection to student some directions about the scale. the line of our position, or the picture plane.

have given the representative fraction of the scale, and not 4th. Again, suppose an inclined shutter, or a roof which is the number of feet to the inch. It is a common practice united horizontally with a wall, is said to be at an angle of 40° with architects and engineers to name the proportion of the with the wall, the shutter or roof would be at an angle of 50° scale upon which the drawing is made, in the manner we with the ground.

have done here, leaving the scale to be constructed if necesAll this will be very evident if we consider that " if any num- sary. The meaning of the fraction is that unity is divided ber of straight lines meet in a point in another straight line on one into the number of equal parts expressed by the denomiside of it, the sum of the angles which they make with this straight nator. Thus a scale of feet is signifies that one standard line, and with each other, is equal to two right angles.” (See foot is divided into 48 equal parts, each part representing a Lessons in Geo

foot on paper, the metry, V., Vol. I.,

result is inch page 156.) There

to the foot. It fore (Fig. 67), if A Fig. 70.

also means that is 30° with the

the original ob PP, and B 90° with

ject, whether a A, then B will be 600 with the PP,

building or piece the whole making

of machinery, is

48 times larger two right angles.

than the drawing With regard to

which represents the last supposi

it. If the scale tion, we shall see

had been written, that the lines of the wall, the roof

yards, it would DNP3

be the same as or shutter, and

inch to represent the ground, form

a yard. The way a right-angled tri

to arrive at this is angle, the three

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of stating the

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upon plan- draw

ing. quently, this angle

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Fig. 68.

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When two angles of the given objects are together less than a shutter had projected from the wall in a horizontal position, right angle, the sum will be the angle sought. This answers to would have vanished at vpa; that is, if it had been perpet the third supposition. We now propose a problem to illustrate dicular or at right angles with the wall. In short, the vanishig our remarks about the wall and the shutter.

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ing to the angle of inclination, to where it cuts a perpendicular wards, establishing its vp above the eye or HL.) Consequently, line drawn through the vps; thus we find its vanishing point, we must draw the vanishing line for the vp3 downwards from whether its inclination be downwards or upwards; therefore DVP? The sides of the shutter, t w and mv, must be drawn draw a line from DVP?, at an angle of 50° with the , cutting in the direction of vp, and cut off from DVPS, first by drawing the perpendicular from vp at vp), the vanishing point. We a line through t to y; make y a equal to the length of the

All the early have made the nearest corner of the window 2 feet to the shutter; draw from æ to DVP3, producing w. left of the eye, represented by the distance i to b; a line from part of the problem, relating to the wall and windows, b must be ruled to PS,

and the remaining lines

w v and t m, will be but upon which we wish to cut off 4 feet to find a, the

a repetition of the shutter

under the first position. Dearest point within; a line Fig. 71.

We can prove the truth of from c, which is 4 feet from

this method of drawing the b, must be drawn to DE', and where it cuts the line

perspective inclination of a bps in a is the point re

plane by another method. quired. Draw the perpen

Draw the right angle

A dicular ah W. Draw from

cad (Fig. 68); make a b DVPthrough a to p; make

equal to the length of the pr equal to the width of

shutter, and at an angle the window. Draw back

of 40° with a cor 500 again from r, cutting

with a d; draw b c paDvpl in s; draw the per

rallel to a d; a c will be pendicular st; the base

equal to the height of b of the window is drawn

above 0. This must now from f, on the line of

be applied to Fig. 70. contact, 5 feet from the

Draw a line from ypa ground, to the vpl; the

through t to e on the line height of the window,

of contact; make ef 4 feet 3 inches, is

equal to the height of marked from f to e;

b above a, viz., ca i line from e to vpl,

(Fig. 68). Draw from catting the perpendi

s back to VP?; it will calars from a and s in

Fig. 69.

be found to cut the 11 and t, will give the

corner of the shutter top of the window.

in w, proving by both The opening of the

methods that t w is mindow is mth n.

the perspective length Sow we must draw

of the further side of the shutter; the cor

the shutter. Der nearest as is v,

A plan of a build consequently it in

ing may be made, dines uproard towards

having all its proporthe wall, but down

tions, angles, and words from it; there

other measurements fore, the vp for the

arranged and noted, shutter must be above

yet nothing may be the ul, which we

said as to its position have explained. To

with the picturemeasure or set off the

plane, and from this length of the shutter,

plan several perspecwe have raised a line

tive elevations may be contact for that

raised. When such is purpose from o, found

the case, all that is by drawing from vp

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vpi necessary will be to trongh s to meet the

draw a PP across the ground-line. From t

paper in such a posidirected fromyP3 draw

tion with the plan, line through w; this

that by drawing visual will be the further

rays, the picture-plane side of the shutter; its

we have chosen may length must be deter

receive the view we mined thus –From

wish to take of it. directed from DVP3 DVP3

Suppose A (Fig. 71) is draw a line to the

the plan of a buildise of contact, meet

ing, and we wished to ing it in y; make y z

have two views of it, pal to the length of the shutter, the same as the length of the one taken with an end and front in sight, the other with a aindow ; draw from x back again to pvp, cutting t w in w; view of the front and the

opposite side-we should then place za u v, directed by vp!, and u m directed by vp3.

the PP at such an angle with the side or front as might be We will now draw the shutter at the same angle with the considered to be the best for our purpose. ppl would receive

ll, but inclined upwards from it (Fig. 70). The important the visual rays from the front and the end B; pp would rediference in working the problem under these conditions

arises ceive those from the front and the end C. In short, any line ssn the upward inclination of the shutter from the wall, but may be drawn which represents the pp at any angle with the Indined downwards to meet the wall. This last view of the plan, or opposite any side we may wish to project. This will position of the shutter is the proper one for our purpose, because give a very useful illustration of the

way to treat a subject after a little consideration we shall perceive that it is a retiring when its proportions are given, as is frequently the case,

withplace, but downwards ; therefore its vp is below the eye or Hl. out any reference to the view to be taken of it; in other words, In the former case the shutter was a retiring plane, but up the angle it forms with the picture-plane.

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