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10:33 AM, Wednesday July 15th 2020

sorry i still dont really understand how you "choose one line" where do you start to draw the line?

2:58 PM, Wednesday July 15th 2020
edited at 5:10 PM, Jul 15th 2020

I had to experiment a lot before getting it ( I think ). It's easier to try a lot of examples and see what looks right.

Break it down to the simplest example.

Draw a plane in space like in the earlier exercise. Draw a line that goes over the the top of it. Now start inking from one end of the line until it looks like it has reached the the plane. Stop there. That is a basic step of the exercise.

I think it is something that you need to keep trying, evaluating, and eventually something clicks. Rewatch the example videos too.

PS I now remember that I created a couple of A4 sheets of shapes. I then printed out several copies of each. I practiced on these until I managed to get the hang of it. You really have to use your brain to visualise.

edited at 5:10 PM, Jul 15th 2020
12:46 PM, Thursday July 16th 2020
edited at 1:09 PM, Jul 16th 2020

I had a go at the first one. I would advise you to keep it simple to start with, this one is very complicated.

And if you choose to swap the boxes around.

This is why the first line you decide on fixes which way the objects intersect.

edited at 1:09 PM, Jul 16th 2020
1:58 AM, Thursday July 16th 2020

hello thanks for the advice it helped me a lot!

i have some examples of me practicing. im not sure if its right but i attempted haha....

for #1 in the example, i have no idea where to start and end the line?

12:02 PM, Thursday July 16th 2020
edited at 12:03 PM, Jul 16th 2020

Here is how I would do example 3 ( roughly ). Once you have establised the point where the edge meets the plane you then need to think how the two planes interact. How does one cat the other ( it has to be on the planes surface. ). Expect to see more angled lines not just right angles.

edited at 12:03 PM, Jul 16th 2020
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