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    Default Re: Construction a Golden Rectangle

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard509 View Post
    Acorn , I used to be very aware of the "Golden rectangle" but now a days like handrawn I tend to go by what looks right. I tend to think of the value of Pi as 22/7 or rounded to 3.14159.
    For pi, use 355/113 (3.14159292), c.f. pi at 3.14159265; 355/113 is 2,000 times more accurate.

    Agreed, people do forget that 5/3 (1.6) is very close to Phi (ɸ), around 99% accurate.

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    Info Re: Construction a Golden Rectangle

    Here is a quick demonstration of the crossed-eyed elephant:

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    1. Create a Red circle.
    2. Clone, colour Green and align centres vertically to edges.
    3. Clone again, colour Yellow and double size.
    4. Clone this, colour Cyan.
    5. Align bottom Yellow and Green, top Red and Cyan.

    The (red) length of the Red/Green intersections is taken as unity.
    Extend the right end to the the right-side intersection fo Yellow/Cyan. This (blue) length is Phi (ɸ).

    Note this is the Golden Ratio and a little more would be needed to get a Golden Rectangle but the eyes have it.

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    Default Re: Construction a Golden Rectangle

    ah now I see what you mean... very good

    [btw the two circles in my eye were in ratio 1:0.618]
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    Default Re: Construction a Golden Rectangle

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    ah now I see what you mean... very good
    [btw the two circles in my eye were in ratio 1:0.618]
    handrawn, 'eye' saw that straight away - same as 1.618::1 as Phi (ɸ)'s inverse is ɸ - 1.

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    Info Re: Construction a Golden Rectangle

    OK, perhaps the concept is a bit too exotic but keep it in mind for future reference.

    Here is a construction that delivers a Golden Rectangle from an initial pentagon.

    1. Create a Red pentagon, with rotation 180.
    2. Clone it, colour it Green and change to a circle.
    3. Place its centre on the pentagon left base corner.
    4. Shift-drag until the circle's edge touches the pentagon's opposite sides. [I used a mixture of Guides and Zooms as there is no snap point unless you add set the circle's rotation as 36 (or rotate all the construction by the same)!]
    5. Clone the pentagon, colour it Blue and change to a square.
    6. Resize and position its base to match the pentagon.
    7. Drag up the top to touch the green circle.

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    I have left a simpler approach outstanding should anyone still want to have a go.

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    Info Re: Construct a Golden Rectangle

    Here goes:

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    1. Create a Red square.
    2. Clone it, change to a circle, colour it Green and place behind.
    3. Place its centre on the midpoint of bottom edge of the Red circle.
    4. Shift-drag the circle's edge to touch the top right corner of the Red square.
    5. Clone the Red square, colour it Blue and place immediately under the Red square.
    6. Drag its right edge so its top right corner touches the edge of the Green circle.


    This construction does rely on a steady hand as there is no snap for the circle radius.

    Other suggestions are very welcome.

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    Default Re: Construct a Golden Rectangle

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    ... This construction does rely on a steady hand as there is no snap for the circle radius.
    If you draw the original square on a grid, rather than clone and change to circle, you can just draw a circle radius from the centre of the bottom to the top corner and snap to the grid points though ...
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    Info Re: Construct a Golden Rectangle

    Quote Originally Posted by ss-kalm View Post
    If you draw the original square on a grid, rather than clone and change to circle, you can just draw a circle radius from the centre of the bottom to the top corner and snap to the grid points though ...
    Cheers Keith, that is a good remedy. I will although still look for one that doesn't have a dimension constraint.

    Found one!

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    1. Create a Red square.
    2. Half its width.
    3. Clone it, colour it Green.
    4. Change the Red square to editable Shapes and delete its top left corner.
    5. Position the red triangle to the top right of the Green rectangle.
    6. Rotate it about this point so its longest edge it horizontal.
    7. Clone the Green rectangle, colour it Blue.
    8. Drag its right edge to the right end of the Red triangle.

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    Default Re: Construct a Golden Rectangle

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    [*]Rotate it about this point so its longest edge it horizontal.
    How do you ensure that it's horizontal?
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    Default Re: Construct a Golden Rectangle

    Quote Originally Posted by ss-kalm View Post
    How do you ensure that it's horizontal?
    Oops! Thanks Keith. Just hold down the Ctrl key when rotating (the shape, not yourself).

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