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By now, a lot of 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. :')



Here's a much recommended converter.
CalculatorSoup - Height Converter

Here's a size comparing site (up to 6 figures).
OddsEnds - Comparing Heights

 


List of Model Heights (Scale 1)

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  • Blood Elf Female: 5'10" | 177.8 cm
  • Blood Elf Male: 6'2" | 187.96 cm

  • Draenei Female: 7' | 213.36 cm
  • Draenei Male: 7'6" | 228.6 cm

  • Forsaken Female (hunched): 5'6" | 167.64 cm
  • Forsaken Female (upright): 5'8" | 172.72 cm
  • Difference: 1.03 (3%)
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Forsaken Male (hunched): 5'6" | 167.64 cm
  • Forsaken Male (upright): 6'2" | 187.96 cm
  • Difference: 1.12 (12%)

  • Gnome Female: 3'4" | 101.6 cm
  • Gnome Male: 3'5" | 104.14 cm

  • Goblin Female: 4'1" | 124.46 cm
  • Goblin Male: 3'8" | 111.76 cm

  • Human Female: 5'9" | 175.26 cm
  • Human Male: 6' | 182.88 cm

  • Night Elf Female: 6'10" | 208.28 cm
  • Night Elf Male: 7'2" | 218.44 cm

  • Orc Female: 6'1" | 185.42 cm
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Orc Male (hunched): 6'5" | 195.58 cm
  • Orc Male (upright): 6'11" | 205.74 cm
  • Difference: 1.0519 (5.19%)

  • Pandaren Female: 6'6" | 198.12 cm
  • Pandaren Male: 7'2" | 218.44 cm

  • Tauren Female (scalp): 7'5" | 226.06 cm
  • Tauren Female (hunch): 8'1" | 246.38 cm
  • Difference: 1.0898 (8.98%)
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Tauren Male (scalp): 6'11" | 210.82 cm
  • Tauren Male (hunch): 8'10" | 268.24 cm
  • Difference: 1.277 (27.7%)

  • Troll Female: 7'1" | 215.9 cm
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Troll Male (hunched): 6'6.5" | 199.39 cm
  • Troll Male (upright): 8'4.5" | 255.27 cm
  • Difference: 1.28 (28%)

  • Worgen Female: 7'1" | 215.9 cm
  • ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Worgen Male (hunched): 6'10" | 208.28 cm
  • Worgen Male (upright): 8'1" | 246.38 cm
  • Difference: 1.1829 (18.29%)

How to Scale

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Note: Only do this in centimeters, else it won't be correct.

Scaling formula:
Desired height ÷ scale 1
(in centimeters)


–Example 1–
6'4" male human


  1. Convert 6'4" to centimeters (here)
  2. Or manually:
    6 x 12 = 72 | 72 + 4 = 76 | 76 x 2.54 = 193.04
    (6 x 12 + 4) x 2.54 = 193.04
    (6 x 30.48 + 4 x 2.54) = 193.04
  3. Divide desired height with scale 1
    193.04 ÷ 182.88 ~ 1.055
  4. Scale = 1.055

–Example 2–
9'2" upright male troll


  1. Convert 9'2" to centimeters (here)
  2. Or manually:
    9 x 12 = 108 | 108 + 2 = 110 | 110 x 2.54 = 279.4
    (9 x 12 + 2) x 2.54 = 279.4
    (9 x 30.48 + 2 x 2.54) = 279.4
  3. Divide desired height with scale 1 upright height
    279.4 ÷ 255.27 ~ 1.094
  4. Scale = 1.094

How to get the slouched height for a 9'2" upright male troll


  1. Take the upright height and divide it with the difference between scale 1 upright and slouched height. The latter can be found in the list of scale 1's. In the case of male trolls, it's 28% or 1.28
    279.4 ÷ 1.28 = 218.28125
  2. Convert the result to feet/inches here.
  3. Result = 7'2"

9'2" upright
7'2" slouched

How to Measure Models Manually

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Note: For this to work as best as possible you need to:

  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)
  • 6 feet (2 yards): .gps u 2 | (Optional, faster for taller models)

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 215840 - [errorcube.m2])
  4. Scale until you reach it with the tallest part of your character's head/body.


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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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On 7/19/2017 at 4:36 AM, War-God Matt said:

Scaling formula:
Desired height ÷ scale 1
(in centimeters)


–Example 1–
6'4" male human


  1. Convert 6'4" to centimeters (here)
  2. Or manually:
    6 x 12 = 72 | 72 + 4 = 76 | 76 x 2.54 = 193.04
    (6 x 12 + 4) x 2.54 = 193.04
    (6 x 30.48 + 4 x 2.54) = 193.04
  3. Divide desired height with scale 1
    193.04 ÷ 182.88 ~ 1.055
  4. Scale = 1.055

This also works in the imperial system, since both the metric and imperial system measure height, a mathematical formula, as long as you've done to proper conversions, should yield the same value regardless of what system you're using as it is the case with this one. Just convert your values in inches.

6'4'' = 76 inches. (Knowing that 1 foot = 12 inches)

182.88 cm = 72 inches.

76 / 72 = 1.055555... ~ 1.055. (also writting 76 / 72 in your browser's search bad / directly into the google search bar will yield the result)

(EDIT: Then again it would have been a good excuse to force Americans into using the metric system. kek)

Also am easier way to convert a numerical value is by simply writing in your browser's search bar something like this, without another site:
 

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Edited by Nilith

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