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By now, people know me for my scaling guide and obsession with accurate height, scaling and numbers, so here's my guide on how to properly scale for that lil' bit of extra immersion.


My recommended converter
TheCalculatorSite - Height Converter

Size comparing site (up to 6 figures)
OddsEnds - Comparing Heights


List of Model Heights (Scale 1)

Spoiler
  • Blood Elf Female & Void Elf Female
    Feet/inches: 5'9.2327" (~5'9")
    Inches: 69.2327
    CM: 175.8510072
  • Blood Elf Male & Void Elf Male
    Feet/inches: 6'2.5672" (~6'3")
    Inches: 74.5672
    CM: 189.4005864

  • Draenei Female & Lightforged Female
    Feet/inches: 7'0.6558" (~7'1")
    Inches: 84.6558
    CM: 215.025732
  • Draenei Male & Lightforged Male
    Feet/inches: 7'5.1083" (~7'5")
    Inches: 89.1083
    CM: 226.3350312

  • Dwarf Female & Dark Iron Female
    Feet/inches: 4'6.1926" (~4'6")
    Inches: 54.1926
    CM: 137.649204
  • Dwarf Male & Dark Iron Male
    Feet/inches: 4'8.0952" (~4'8")
    Inches: 56.0952
    CM: 142.481808

  • Forsaken Female
    Feet/inches: 5'8.1178" (~5'8")
    Inches: 68.1178
    CM: 173.0191104
  • Forsaken Male
    Feet/inches: 6'2.3116" (~6'2")
    Inches: 74.3116
    CM: 188.7513624

  • Gnome Female
    Feet/inches: 3'3.829" (~3'4")
    Inches: 39.829
    CM: 101.1655584
  • Gnome Male
    Feet/inches: 3'5.589" (~3'6")
    Inches: 41.589
    CM: 105.63606

  • Goblin Female
    Feet/inches: 4'1.2512" (~4'1")
    Inches: 49.2512
    CM: 125.0981496‬
  • Goblin Male
    Feet/inches: 3'10.9058" (~3'11")
    Inches: 46.9058
    CM: 19.1408336‬

  • Human Female
    Feet/inches: 5'8.4839" (~5'8")
    Inches: 68.4839
    CM: 173.9490552
  • Human Male
    Feet/inches: 6'0.8435" (~6'1")
    Inches: 72.8435
    CM: 185.0224392

  • Kul Tiran Female
    Feet/inches: 7'2.9638" (~7'3")
    Inches: 86.9638
    CM: 220.8879504
  • Kul Tiran Male
    Feet/inches: 7'9.4333" (~7'9")
    Inches: 93.4333
    CM: 237.3206328

  • Night Elf Female
    Feet/inches: 6'9.4266" (~6'9")
    Inches: 81.4266
    CM: 206.823564
  • Night Elf Male
    Feet/inches: 7'3.1258" (~7'3")
    Inches: 87.1258
    CM: 221.2994304

  • Orc Female & Mag'har Orc Female
    Feet/inches: 6'0.6422" (~6'1")
    Inches: 72.6422
    CM: 184.5112896
  • Orc Male & Mag'har Orc Male
    Feet/inches: 6'10.8338" (~6'11")
    Inches: 82.8338
    CM: 210.3979536

  • Pandaren Female
    Feet/inches: 6'6.5156" (~6'7")
    Inches: 78.5156
    CM: 199.4297256
  • Pandaren Male
    Feet/inches: 7'1.2386" (~7'1")
    Inches: 85.2386
    CM: 216.5061456

  • Tauren Female & Highmountain Tauren Female
    Feet/inches: 8'02921" (~8')
    Inches: 96.2921
    CM: 244.5818832
  • Tauren Male & Highmountain Tauren Male
    Feet/inches: 8'8.9609" (~8'9")
    Inches: 104.9609
    CM: 266.6006352

  • Troll Female
    Feet/inches: 7'1.891' (~7'2")
    Inches: 85.891
    CM: 218.1630384
  • Troll Male
    Feet/inches: 8'4.5476' (~8'5")
    Inches: 100.5476
    CM: 255.3910056

  • Worgen Female
    Feet/inches: 6'10.0832" (~6'10")
    Inches: 82.0832
    CM: 208.4914296‬
  • Worgen Male
    Feet/inches: 7'8.624" (~7'9")
    Inches: 92.624
    CM: 235.2650616

  • Zandalari Female
    Feet/inches: 8'2.7714" (~8'3")
    Inches: 98.7714
    CM: 250.879356
  • Zandalari Male
    Feet/inches: 8'4.1455" (~8'4")
    Inches: 100.1455
    CM: 254.3696208

How to Scale

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Scaling formula
The formula itself is really easy;
desired height ÷ scale 1 height

This can be done with either centimeters or inches.

Don't do it with feet/inches because you'll never get an accurate result due to the fact that feet/inches is base 12 and this is not taken into consideration by calculators. (12 inches in 1 foot)


Imperial system - inches
Human male: 6'4"

Start by converting the desired height into inches by either:

  1. Typing "6'4 in inches" in Google.
  2. Converting it manually:  <6 * 12 + 4 = 76>
    12 inches go into 1 foot, so simply multiply the amount of feet by 12 and then add onto any extra inches.

Once you've got the desired height in inches, simply divide it by the scale 1 height in inches for male humans, which can be found in the list above.

Scale 1 in inches:  72.8435

76 ÷ 72.8435 ~1.043


Metric system - centimeters
Human male: 193.04 cm

Scale 1 in centimeters:  185.0224392

193.04 ÷ 185.0224392 ~1.043


You can just double-click and copy the scale 1 height values in the list above, or round up the numbers to the first or second decimal to make the process quicker.

Personally I find converting feet/inches to inches and getting my scale that way to be quicker, but it's up to you whichever you prefer. I simply know both systems.

How to Measure Models Manually

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This is best suited for non-player models.

To be the most accurate, do the following:

  1. Find some flat ground
  2. Stand as straight as possible.
    Can be achieved with the spell [120650 - Pose].
    Using [16245 - Freeze Anim] at the apex of an animation (such as the case for male worgen (and saberon) standing at their tallest during the /kiss animation).

Make these into macros (not all are needed)

  • 1 inch: .gps u 0.02777777777777777777777777777778 - Recommended
  • 6 inches: .gps u 0.16666666666666666666666666666667 - Recommended
  • 1 foot: .gps u 0.33333333333333333333333333333333 - Recommended
  • 2 feet: .gps u 0.66666666666666666666666666666667 - Optional
  • 3 feet (1 yard): .gps u 1 - Optional, faster for taller models, easy to write
  • 6 feet (2 yards): .gps u 2 - Optional, faster for taller models, easy to write

How to measure a model

  1. Enter a phase.
  2. Use macros to reach desired height when on flat ground.
  3. Spawn an object you can accurately use as the measure. I personally use 815303 - [axistestobject.m2]
  4. Scale until you reach it with the tallest part of your character's head/body.


Useful links to check out



Update - 10/05/2019

I recently found a way to get the exact model heights for every playable race, thus it was time to start updating this page.

I've re-designed the post itself a bit, changed wording, toned down the colour usage and various other things to hopefully make it easier on the eyes. I also changed the calculator links to a much better alternative, it is the most accurate converter I've found and is something I used in the making of the height chart below.

Added dwarves to the list because apparently I forgot them lmao. Also added Kul Tirans and Zandalari rather than forgetting to do it later.

In this update I'll include my personally made player model height chart I made using WMV, Blender and Photoshop, as it is currently the most accurate one to date. (Goblins and worgen will be added once their model updates are out.)

WoW Player Height Chart.jpg

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Very interesting.

I'll make good use of this, merci!

 

The stas align; Elune be with you.

Edited by Eclipse

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I've began updating the post, it sorely needed it in every possible way.

Will add a slightly faster, alternative way of doing the calculations using inches instead of centimeters, thanks to @Nilith for pointing out it was missing.

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