It is strange to look back and recall the manual techniques used to design everything from a bracket to a complete aircraft. A large wooden drawing board with T-square, pair of compasses, a set-square, a set of plastic French curves, an eraser, etc. were the typical tools of the draftsman. Specialist skills were required in projections, cross sections, developed surfaces, and perspective views. And to obtain a realistic view of the final artefact, a technical artist was used to render a coloured image.


Computer Graphic Perspective View Realistic View Typical Tool Technical Artist 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Vince
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  1. 1.National Centre for Computing AnimationBournemouth UniversityUK

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