método de las visuales

14:32 Sep 21, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / geometry - technical drawing
Spanish term or phrase: método de las visuales
Ok, so this is in an art textbook for teenagers in Spain. There is a long, long section in which the book basically morphs into a geometry book. This is in the section on perspectives, immediately after a step by step explanation of how to draw an object in conical perspective.

En la representación anterior se han obtenido los diferentes vértices del objeto a partir del dibujo de las aristas que convergen.
Esto ha sido posible porque en la línea de tierra teníamos los puntos de referencia (1, 2, 3 y 4) que permitían dibujar las rectas que contenían estas aristas.
Sin embargo, a veces esto no es posible, ya que no tenemos estos puntos porque quedan fuera del papel del dibujo; en estos casos es aconsejable utilizar otro recurso para poder hacer el dibujo.
El **método de las visuales** nos permite determinar estos vértices utilizando solo una de las rectas que contiene alguna de las aristas que convergen.

It doesn't seem to be much of an established term in Spanish either. Lord help me, this translation is making me lose my mind.
Lisa Mann

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4visual ray method
4visual method in maths
Francois Boye

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visual method in maths

Please see the video attached to the following attachment:


Francois Boye
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neutral  philgoddard: This is a method for learning maths - it's not specific to geometry and perspective.
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visual ray method

See the discussion box for more context. Lisa says that rays are mentioned in the next sentence.

"I explain a refinement known as the visual ray method that makes it simple to find vanishing points and to build perspective forms from drawings or measurements placed along the ground line."

"I have a question about the visual ray method of perspective projection."

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neutral  Francois Boye: your example is part of geometry?
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