Plan Change: Go for the Reconstruction of the Cloister

Seamus and I made a reschedule regarding the plans of our project, and we decide to focus on the reconstruction of Cloister of Fore Abbey, which took place at the centre of the main building. As you can see in the picture below, to date only some of the pillars are preserved.

Fore Abbey, W Meath-thumb-300x300-12868So, we decided that this would have a great interest because cloisters were one of the most important spaces of Abbeys.  Moreover, we see that the time we have it is not enough for the reconstruction of the whole Abbey. But we have this plan store for the future!


We had some of the measurements that they need, Seamus went again in Fore to take some more from each pillar and the arches.

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Having the measurements and the plan of each pillar, we started to create the first of them. We import as a  bit map the plan of the pillar in the same way that I have described in the previous blog post and the plan of the whole Abbey. We followed the same procedure as last time with the choose of lines from the Command Panel, and we tried to create the schema of the pillar from the plan. Unfortunately, this did not have big success because pillars have curved lines and for this reason, it was difficult for us to follow the lines accurately.

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After that, we tried again, following a different way. We thought to create cylinders from the Command Panel→Standard Objects→Cylider and put them together.

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The result was to create 11 different cylinders. That way seems to work better as the lines of the each cylinder touched more now to the plan.

That’s all until our next meeting with Seamus!

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