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Anyone know the maximum avatar height, in meters?

Garoad Kuroda
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11-30-2003 22:20
See subject

(no wiseass jokes about real life meters, I meant in game meters :p) hehe
Phoenix Zircon
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11-30-2003 22:27
Not exactly sure, but in your inventory is a tape measure that has a bunch of sizes on it. You just click it and it morphs to the different sizes.
Garoad Kuroda
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11-30-2003 23:16
Doesn't that only have like an "average" av height or something?
Christopher Omega
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11-30-2003 23:52
I believe its 3 meters.
Garoad Kuroda
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12-01-2003 00:09
Thankye

But man, that's freakin tall!! No wonder my Japanese styled shrine is too small for tall avs. :D
Stromko Perkins
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12-01-2003 04:42
9 feet tall? Naw, nothing that gigantism, hormone injections, and genetic engineering can't explain. :)

My avatar is probably six and a half feet tall, I didn't plan for him to be particularly tall but generally every male AV is at least that height, and female AVs are very often six feet or taller.

Of course, it's all relative.
Garoad Kuroda
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12-01-2003 04:49
I doubt my av's that tall. lol

Hmm, ~9 ft does seem a bit tall even for an SL av.... bah am I going to have to actually test this in game myself? Nooooooooooooooooo... :(
Oz Spade
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12-01-2003 05:51
I have a script for telling your height in inches if you'd like that, the tallest i've seen is around 7 inches.
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Casval Epoch
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12-01-2003 08:37
Generally, avatars in SL are taller than people mean them to be. If you were to say the average RL height is around 6ft, the average SL height would probably be more around 6.5. Thus, if you were to take exact measurements of an existing RL building and apply them to in-world objects, they might seem small or cramped here even if it doesn't seem so in RL.

Anyways, the tallest av I've personally seen was around 8ft. Oh, and in researching the ACTUAL height limit, don't forget the platform and heel height of the shoes. Those REALLY give you a boost.
Jellin Pico
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12-01-2003 08:39
From: someone
Originally posted by Oz Spade
I have a script for telling your height in inches if you'd like that, the tallest i've seen is around 7 inches.


The tallest you've seen is only 7 inches? hmmm I've seen a few bigger than that. :D
Cubey Terra
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12-01-2003 08:42
I think Oz is having trouble converting metric to imperial. Oz, you don't happen to work for NASA, do you? :D
Tiger Crossing
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12-01-2003 10:02
If you have a height in inches, multiply it by 0.0254 to get meters, then res a simple cube prim and set its height to that. Then stand next to it when editing your appearance to get a realistic height.

Want to find out how tall your current avatar is? Make a cube prim the same height as you then multiply it's Z height by 3.2808399 to get it in feet. (Or 39.3700787 if you want inches.)

Many avatars are MUCH larger than real life averages. I've scaled my main avatar to 6'4" and I feel short in comparison.
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Jellin Pico
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12-01-2003 10:06
From: someone
Originally posted by Tiger Crossing
If you have a height in inches, multiply it by 0.0254 to get meters, then res a simple cube prim and set its height to that. Then stand next to it when editing your appearance to get a realistic height.

Want to find out how tall your current avatar is? Make a cube prim the same height as you then multiply it's Z height by 3.2808399 to get it in feet. (Or 39.3700787 if you want inches.)

Many avatars are MUCH larger than real life averages. I've scaled my main avatar to 6'4" and I feel short in comparison.


Ouchie!! That makes my brain hurt!!
Andrew Linden
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12-01-2003 13:11
As I recall, the max and min heights (head to toe) possible are somewhere around 2.95 and 1.25 meters, respectively. I determined those numbers emperically back in late beta.

The historical reason the "middle of the sliders" avatar is taller than the average human is because our last non-modifiable avatar back in pre-alpha just happened to be that tall (a guy we called "Primitar";). Then we changed how the avatars looked without changing the physical representation of the avatar on the server, and their default size was scaled to match the collision model.
Jim Lupis
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12-01-2003 13:42
a quick size comparison

The picture shows me next to a 3 meter tall box. I stand roughly 2.5 meters tall, apparently.

I got that by pushing the "height" slider all the way tword tall, and adjusting the leg length slider until it looked "right" for my av.

In reality, my av would be bumping his head on the tops of door jambs. most doors are only 7 feet tall, and my av is a nice 8 foot and some odd inches. He'd probably also scare the hell out of people too. :)
Garoad Kuroda
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12-01-2003 14:54
Hahaha, "Primitar", ...thanks Andrew that's great!

So Chris was right afterall.

I was asking so I'd be able to figure out what the minimum clearance should be for my builds, since I have a habit of making stuff short like my AV.

Didn't think it'd take like 10 of us to figure this out but thanks everybody...

So... "How many Second Life players does it take to..."
Oedefe Silverman
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12-02-2003 11:49
From: someone
So... "How many Second Life players does it take to..."


rez a lightbulb?
Andrew Linden
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12-02-2003 11:52
Jim, there are a few centermeters that can be reaped from increasing the head, neck, feet, platform shoes, etc.
Camille Serpentine
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12-02-2003 12:04
From: someone
Originally posted by Garoad Kuroda
So... "How many Second Life players does it take to..."
rez a lightbulb?


1 to buy the plot of land
1 to bulid the lightbulb
1 to write the script for the lightbulb


and .......

1 newbie to keep turning it on and off while you are trying to work on it
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12-02-2003 12:25
1 to orbit the newbie...
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Garoad Kuroda
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12-02-2003 15:07
haha! You forgot one to texture the lightbulb!
Camille Serpentine
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12-02-2003 17:20
From: someone
Originally posted by Garoad Kuroda
haha! You forgot one to texture the lightbulb!


okay:

quote:Originally posted by Garoad Kuroda
So... "How many Second Life players does it take to..."

rez a lightbulb?


1 to buy the plot of land
1 to bulid the lightbulb
1 to texture the lightbulb
1 to write the script for the lightbulb


and .......
1 newbie to constantly want a rating while you're working on the lightbulb
1 newbie to keep IMing you that you're a jerk for not responding to him
1 newbie to keep turning it on and off while you are trying to work on it

and 1 oldbie to say - I did that already with less prims!!


LOL

:D
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Garoad Kuroda
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12-02-2003 21:58
Good answer!
Edav Roark
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12-03-2003 14:40
I think Oz meant to say 7 feet not 7 inches.
Oz Spade
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12-03-2003 22:39
Honestly I'm not sure what I meant, lol, but whatever people are measured in, thats what I meant :P

And yeah my math is horrible, lol.

I never thought to extend with shoes, neck, etc, I have a really tall avatar, I forget what the hieght is on it right now though, think its around 7 something :P

Thats interisting history Andrew, I'd love if there was a SL history site or something to look back in the beta days, or even alpha, if one exists a link would be great. If there isn't one, that'd be an awsome project for a site, with screencaptures if anyone has em.

The lightbulb made me giggle. (that sounds odd)
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