éne: How the Drawings were Made
Since it was important that students be able to manipulate drawings with ease it was clear that the drawings for the project had to be developed as vector rather than bit-mapped images.
Initially, we attempted to digitize drawings from copies of the originals. Since this could not yield the necessary precision the dimensions of Whitehall and the theatre built by Inigo Jones were transferred via manual entry, using dividers, from copies of the drawings directly into Generic Cadd, a 2D drafting program. From these a scale was created to enable researchers to develop additional dimensions.
In this manner, computer drawings of the Great Hall in Whitehall and the plan and section of Jones' theatre were created.
In a new drawing, Betsy Byng's redrawing of the theatre section is combined with Webb's plan of the Serlian wings to illustrate the placement of the wings, backshutters and relief scenes on the stage platform.