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3d modelling
3D modeling (or three-dimensional modeling) is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object in three dimensions via...

aerial perspective
or atmospheric perspective is a technique for rendering depth or distance by muting the hue, tone, and distinctness of objects perceived as receding...

aerography
is a surrealist method in which a stencil used in spraypainting is replaced by a three-dimensional object...

Amman tiling
is an aperiodic set of two tiles and a foursome of ‘golden rhombohedra’, which form aperiodic tilings in three dimensions. The best-known Ammann...

analytical drawing
relates to the drawing of lines to represent the three-dimensional structure and geometry of a form, proceeding generally from the whole to the...

analytique
is an elevation drawing of a façade, surrounded by a decorative arrangement of drawings of important details and sometimes a plan or section of...

anamorphosis
is a distorted image that appears in natural form only when viewed at a special angle or reflected from a curved mirror...

Archimedean spiral
The Archimedean spiral, or arithmetic spiral, is a spiral named after the 3rd century BC Greek mathematician Archimedes. It is the locus of...

automatic drawing
was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move ‘randomly’ across...

axonometric
a paraline drawing of an axonometric projection, having all lines parallel to the three principal axes drawn to scale but diagonal and curved lines...

behaviours
The way in which something acts and or reacts in response to a particular situation or stimulus...

cabinet drawing
is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines parallel to the picture plane drawn to exact scale, and the receding...

calligramme
is a text or poem of a type developed by Guillaume Apollinaire in which the words or letters make up a shape, particularly a...

cavalier drawing
is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having the receding lines perpendicular to the picture plane drawn to the same scale as...

combinations
a way of selecting items from a collection, such that the order of selection does not matter...

compositions
the nature of something’s ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up...

conception drawing
conception is a drawing of something that does not exist yet...

conditions
the state of something with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order...

connections
a relationship in which things are linked or associated with something else…

construction drawings
also called contract drawings or working drawings, are the portion of the contract documents showing accurate graphic or pictorial form the design, location,...

contour drawing
is a technique of drawing lines to represent the contours of a subject, without shading or modelling of form...

cross-contour drawing
the technique of drawing lines to represent a series of cuts across the surface of a form rather than its edges...

deltoid curve
a hypocycloid of three cusps. In other words, it is the roulette created by a point on the circumference of a circle as...

descriptive geometry
the theory of making projections of three-dimensional objects on a plane surface in order to deduce their geometric properties and relationships...

design drawing
Any of the drawings made to aid in the visualisation, exploration, and evaluation of a concept in the design process...

elevation drawing
an elevation is an orthographic projection of an object or structure on a vertical picture plane parallel to one of its sides...

exploded view
an exploded view, or expanded view, is a drawing that shows the individual parts of a structure or construction separately but Indicates their...

freehand drawing
the art, process, or technique of drawing by hand without the aid of drafting tools or mechanical divides, in order to represent or...

gesture drawing
a technique of drawing a single or multiple lines freely and quickly as a subject is visualised and perceptions of volume, mass, movement,...

golden section
golden rectangle or golden mean, is the division of a line so that the whole is to the greater part as that part...

grading plan
a plan showing the proposed finish contours and elevations of the ground surface of a construction site...

hendecagon
undecagon, endecagon, or 11-gon is an eleven-sided polygon. A regular hendecagon has internal angles of 147.27 degrees...

hexadecagon
hexakaidecagon, or 16-gon is a sixteen-sided polygon. A regular hexadecagon is a hexadecagon in which all angles are equal and all sides are congruent...

hybrid drawing
any drawing that mixes and superimposes a variety of ideas, techniques or media into a new, meaningful image...

irregular shape
a polygon that does not have all sides equal and all angles equal...

juxtaposition
to place close together two things being seen with contrasting effect…

military perspective
in a military projection, the horizontal sections are isometrically drawn so that the floor plans are not distorted and the verticals are drawn...

one-point perspective
is a linear perspective of a rectangular object or volume having a principal face parallel with the picture plane so that the vertical...

operations
the way that the parts of a system work together, or the process of making parts of a system work together...

orthographic projection
is a way of drawing an 3D object from different directions. Usually a front, side and plan view is drawn so that a...

paraline obliques
a paraline oblique is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines and faces parallel to the picture plane drawn to...

perceptions
the conversion of something from one form or medium into another...

perspective drawing
any various techniques for representing three-dimensional objects and spatial relationships on a two-dimensional surface as they might appear to the eye...

possibilities
something that you can choose to do in a particular situation...

section drawing
a section is an orthographic projection of an object or structure as it would appear if cut through by an intersecting plane to...

square pyramid
a pyramid having a square base. If the apex is perpendicularly above the center of the square, it will have C4v symmetry...

star polygon
is a type of non-convex polygon. A regular star pentagon, {5/2}, has five corner vertices and intersecting edges...

study drawing
a drawing executed as an educational exercise, produced as a preliminary to a final work, or made to record observations...

superellipse
a closed curve resembling the ellipse, retaining the geometric features of semi-major axis and semi-minor axis, and symmetry about them, but a different overall...

tetrahedron
in geometry, a tetrahedron, also known as a triangular pyramid, is a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, six straight edges, and four vertex...

three-point perspective
linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical lines...

transformations
a complete change in the appearance or character of something...

translations
the conversion of something from one form or medium into another.

triangular prism
A triangular prism is a three-sided prism; it is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining...

two-point perspective
Two-point perspective is a linear perspective of a rectangular object or volume having two principal faces oblique to the picture plane, so that...

Voronoi diagram
is the division of a space into contiguous neighbouring cells. The cells relate to a set of points ( Voronoi sites) in that...

digital
artistic work using digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process…

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