Whereas the Recipe
to Formula environment focuses on the creation and manipulation
of recipes, the Formula to Recipe environment focuses on the unity
In the Formula
to Recipe environment:
- unity formula
may be manipulated and then used as a basis for creating a new
- glazes may
be "designed" by entering new formulae and creating
a recipes based on the new formulae.
substitutions can be made in a matter of seconds without altering
a recipe's formula in any way.
- the maturing
range of a glaze may be altered using formula manipulation followed
by the creation of a new recipe.
recipes can be created all of which have the same formula but
use different materials.
the Formula to Recipe Environment
When you boot
Matrix you will find yourself in the Recipe to Formula environment.
To move to the Formula to Recipe Environment click the Formula
to Recipe tab. Fig.1 shows the Formula to Recipe environment
with a recipe displayed.
The Formula to Recipe environment.
shows the empty Formula to Recipe environment
formula may be loaded or entered as described below.
in this environment is on the formula so a displayed formula
may be changed and/or a new recipe can be created. More...
task of creating a new recipe is completed the new recipe
may be sent back to be displayed in one of the recipe panel
in the Recipe to Formula environment.
displays are available for the manipulation of formula. These
displays include limit formula to assist with changes directed
at particular firing ranges.
a Recipe's Formula
A recipe's formula
may be displayed in the Formula to Recipe environment by:
from the Recipe to Formula environment. You can send a recipe
from Recipe to Formula by
the Send Recipe To ... Formula to Recipe
Environment item on the Recipe to Formula menu.
the F10 key
- loading a
recipe from disc More...
a new formula More...
in the Formula to Recipe Environment
recipes from formula can be a demanding task but it is made easier
through the new options offered in Matrix V5. In all operations
involving the manipulation of either recipes or formula a thorough
knowledge of raw materials is a great advantage if not essential.
If your are
manipulating a recipe to achieve particular qualities a knowledge
of the properties of the oxides is also essential.
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