posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by PhoenixOD
We used to make those 'complex' patterns with a set of compass and a pen while wait for our technical drawing class to start as children. They are
simple when you know how
Sure, they're easy when you're drawing a simple pentagon, hex, octagon or a pointed star. We're talking more than just one shape here, including
tangents and arcs, at a massive scale. We're also talking offset distances of arcs that are perfectly spaced apart. When you're drawing at that
scale, being off by only a foot can screw up the geometric shape or a tangent. You're not drawing with a compass, and you're not looking down at your
work, but you're standing in the same plane as your construction.
I'm well aware how geometric shapes are created using geometric construction techniques. Heck, I've taught board drafting and CAD for 20 years and
worked as a technical illustrator for 10 years! Try making the same complex geometric patterns with the lights off. Wouldn't be that simple to find
the points you plotted, let alone adjusting your compass to the correct radius. Even if you could manage to draw a simple geometric shape in the
dark, consider the huge time difference when drawing with the lights on.
I have to laugh at the videos of the guys in the field holding a tape measure and putting stakes in the grounds. The perspective, orientation and
time to create it under darkness is 180 degrees different than in day light. They're still spending some time orienting their positions in daylight!
Think about the muscle aches and leg strength they need to stomp that large area of crop. Charlie the horse undoubtedly has to make its presence
edit on 7-6-2013 by WeRpeons because: (no reason given)
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