Graphic Files

June 2010 - G. Buccellati
[August 2022 - M. De Pietri]
A Digital Monograph
The home for this page is GRAMMAR

6.1 Principles
6.2 Manual input
     6.2.1 Direct drawing
     6.2.2 Modification of graphic files
     6.2.3 Quality alterations
     6.2.4 Elaborations
6.3 Digital photography
6.4 Templates
     6.4.1 Low resolution image as background layer
     6.4.2 File names
     6.4.3 Formats
     6.4.4 Graphic conventions: constituents
     6.4.5 Graphic conventions: subviews
     6.4.6 Footnotes
     6.4.7 Triple filing
6.5 Scanned drawings
6.6 Plots
6.7 Extra-canonical
     6.7.1 Plates
     6.7.2 Harris Matrices

6.1.     Principles

     In addition to the primary and secondary digital input, consisting of files in ASCII format, there is a third type of input, consisting of graphic files in different formats.
     In this chapter, we consider only the graphic files as such, not the J files which are program generated from the pertinent directories. These are treated in Chapter 5.

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6.2     Manual input

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     6.2.1     Direct drawing

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     6.2.2     Modification of graphic files

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     6.2.3     Quality alterations

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     6.2.4     Elaborations

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6.3     Digital photography

     To exclude photos that are in V or W books from being treated by programs, change extension from .JPG to .JPEG. This will still allow them to appear in the folders and to be opened, but will be discarded by programs.

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6.4     Templates

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     6.4.1     Low resolution image as background layer

       The photo used as background layer must be taken from the G\LoRes folder of the pertinent V volume (e.g., V18\G\LoRes\V18d30).
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     6.4.2     File names

Template file names are of the following format:

J03t001 V18d3043 P905 gM.jpg


 sequential number of the template, where the sequential number is identical to that of the corresponding view


 the label of the photo that serves as the basis for the template


 the date when the template has been drawn


 the initials of the person who has drawn the template
Each field is separated by a single space.
The pages contain only the information drawn on the photo, and no information as to who entered the template or which photo is used.
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     6.4.3     Formats

Templates are produced in Freehand, and saved in three ways:
    1. within the book’s G/T folder with the photo linked
    2. within the book’s extra-canonical folder with the photo embedded
    3. within the book’s G/T folder as a JPG file at 300 DPI resolution.
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     6.4.4     Graphic conventions: constituents

Use the Bezigon tool, pencil tool, and geometric shapes to delineate features as a volume. The lines should always be closed except for merging boundaries, see below. No shading or colors are allowed. Choose letter paper format.

In general, use a thin line (1 pt) for this delineation.
Use a dotted line to represent merging boundaries.
Use a dashed line to represent projected boundaries or arbitrary closures. An example would be a floor seen in section which continues into the adjacent baulks but is not visible in the picture. Another example is a dashed line showing the projected line of a wall, in parallel to a thin line following the eroded actual face of the same wall.
Whenever possible, type the constituent number (e.g., f34 or m4567) within the constituent itself, in the font Arial, 18pt or 14 pt, in either black or white. Do not use bold, italic or underline. – If the constituent number does not fit, then type it where appropriate, and use a thin solid line that will touch or reach within the constituent.
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     6.4.5     Graphic conventions: subviews

A template is produced only for a view. Subviews are indicated within a view by means of arrows.
       The direction of the arrow represents the angle from which subviews are taken within a view.
       Arrows are all thick solid lines.
       The approximate area framed by a subview is indicated as follows:
    • straight solid line represents a regular subview
    • double solid line represents a wide shot
    • a 90° angle represents a direct overhead
    • a 45° angle represents an oblique overhead
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     6.4.6     Footnotes

       A footnote (represented by an asterisk followed by a digit) may be used to point out a visually significant element of a feature, and included at the bottom of the page. However, the main text description of the template should be included in the view description in the journal.
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     6.4.7     Triple filing

       Templates are produced in Freehand, and saved in three ways.
  1. as a Freehand file within the book’s G\T\HiRes folder with the photo linked (not embedded)
  2. as a Freehand file within the book’s G\T\EMBED folder with the photo embedded
  3. within the book’s G\T\LoRes folder as a JPG file at 300 DPI resolution (this is the file used in the Browser Edition). When exporting the file to JPG, make sure that the Freehand options are set to 300 DPI and to 100% Image Quality.
    The Freehand files may have text written in the margins, outside the borders of the image. This may be the information already contained in the file name, which may be useful, e.g., when the file is printed for internal use. However, the saved JPG image must always correspond to the image itself, without borders and without any additional writing.
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6.5     Scanned drawings

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6.6     Plots

.dwg under G\P
.wmf or .jpg under G\P\LoRes

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6.7     Extra-canonical

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     6.7.1     Plates

extra-canonical, like the ones prepared by Kamiran for mKB
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     6.7.2     Harris Matrices

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