Date: January 16, 2017 02:47PM
Steve Clayton Wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> Do you think the builders used a 3D model made of
> ? clay, wood, to shape parts, before being
> replicated in stone?
> Are you using Sketchup now?
Not really, because in order to produce exactly fitting complex multi planar parts they would have first to design the model. It's just moving the problem from the block to the model of the block..
Which would require a three dimensional design protocol.
It's one thing carving a complex shape out of a single block but quite another replicating the interface with another block in the negative in order to ensure precise fit.
Which is why builders prefer flat interfaces and simple block interface profiles.
These guys obviously had a pressing need to avoid such regularity in critical applications.
I have always been impressed with your communication skills, and now that you are learning Sketchup, those skills will increase significantly.
I am intrigued with the girdle stones. I wish to try and answer why was it necessary to punch a rectangular hole at an angle through a larger stone? Are your outer dimensions correct, or an estimate?
Could the hall have been larger at one time, and filled in with more stone? They seem to have been able to transfer dimensions, as this statue is a good representation of their abilities.
Was that hall section larger, as in the GG at one time?