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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #150 on: April 05, 2006, 06:19:29 am »
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the human is about 6 feet tall

That's a tall dwarf. :P

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #151 on: April 05, 2006, 04:45:11 pm »
It's a reverse dwarf, or, something.  :P
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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #152 on: April 05, 2006, 08:08:02 pm »
its the world's largest dwarf! ...or possibly the world's smallest giant...
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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #153 on: April 05, 2006, 08:51:36 pm »
Too bad we don't know the real size of the Willosaur or the big spider thing in the video. Then we'd have a better idea of how big these thigns really are.

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #154 on: April 08, 2006, 12:57:53 pm »
Make the lixi as big as the ogr!!
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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #155 on: April 09, 2006, 12:29:56 pm »
its the world's largest dwarf! ...or possibly the world's smallest giant...

Ha, yay for my name is earl XD

I may add the one im currently drawing when im done...

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #156 on: July 10, 2006, 05:13:44 pm »
This shoudl not die! They are many new peoples and i am sure they want to put their creatures on the list.


Here for full size http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/5149/creaturescale43en.jpg
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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #157 on: July 13, 2006, 07:45:11 am »
I love this post.

I've been thinking about the need for a police-line-up style tool for the creature editor for sometime now.
It would be awful to make your creature look just the way you want it to and later find out it's only one foot tall.
It should give vertical and horizontal measurements so you only had to rotate the creature pad to find width and length.
Also, some sort of total volume and mass readings should be given.

Excuse me while I go put this on the wish list.  Keep up the good work.

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #158 on: July 13, 2006, 01:13:34 pm »
Here's some sleep deprived, insane jibbering I did on this topic.  (From the wishlist.)

The problem is what scale to use.  English, Metric, neither fit the bill for a international game of interstellar lets pretend.
Assuming that WW's guess is right that the smallest creature will be hamster sized and the largest will be elephant sized an arbitrary scale would look something like this.  Notice the use of ratios and an abundance of rounding.  Edit: Weight Units are now Mass Units.

                                Height                    Weight                Volume              New Height                New Mass                                      average Hamster        2 in./5cm         4 ounces/ 120 g               ?              1 DU (Distance Unit)        1 MU (Mass Unit)

LARGE Elephant       13 ft./ 4m        15400 lbs./ 7000kg             ?                     80 DU                      60000 MU     

Let's try it out:

Human     6 ft. tall        180 lbs.         now  36 DU tall        720 MU
Naucean  10ft. long      300 lbs.         now  60 DU long    1200 MU
Torpal      8 ft. tall        450 lbs.         now  48 DU tall      1800 MU
Quillaran   9.5 ft. tall     550 lbs.         now   57 DU tall      2200 MU

I like the distinct in game ratio this would give creatures.  I know this needs refinement but I hope you see what I'm going for here.

Oh, here's the "math" ratios if you haven't already figured it out and need them.

1 DU = .16 (1/6) ft. = .05 m (5 cm)

1 MU = .25 lbs. = .11 kg


Edit:  Adding some formulas for simplicity.

Distance Units:
6 X (Creature Height/Length in Feet)= Creature Height/Length In DU

0.5 X (Creature Height/Length in Inches) = Creature Height/Length In DU

20 X (Creature Height/Length in Meters) = Creature Height/Length In DU

.2 X (Creature Height/Length in Centimeters) = Creature Height/Length In DU

Mass Units:

4X (Creature Mass in Pounds) = Creature Mass in MU               [I know the English unit of mass is the slug. The conversion is implicit.]

0.25 X (Creature Mass in Ounces) = Creature Mass in MU

9.1 X (Creature Mass in Kilograms) = Creature Mass in MU

0.009 X (Creature Mass in Grams) = Creature Mass in MU

More Unit tests.


"Quote from: Axelgear on Today at 09:46:16 AM
Just a test then...
 Height Weight New Height New Weight
Loricatus Cogniso 15ft./5m 1.2t./1400lbs 100 DU 9600 WU

Am I right?

I must say, this is a GREAT system, as it eliminates measurement differents and accurately portrays a creature a bit better."

I changed WU to MU after this post.

Loricatus Cogniso   5m = 100 DU Correct.   If t = English tons then 1.2 X 2000 X 4 = 9600 MU Correct.  But 1400 lbs = 5600 MU.
Omic   Height 7cm = 1.4 DU    Length 15 cm = 3 DU
Esrever average Height 2.5m = 50 DU  max Height 3.6m = 72 DU
ViS  Height 5ft.(?) = 30 DU

I'm amazed at how few creatures have height and weight in their description. For shame.

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #159 on: July 13, 2006, 01:49:39 pm »
Erm... Just a correction. I fixed the discrepancy. It's 2400 lbs now. I meant to type that originally but didn't realize it until after.
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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #160 on: July 13, 2006, 01:52:49 pm »
I put the Omic in put I can't upload it to Imageshack, any sites that will take larger pictures?
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #161 on: July 13, 2006, 01:58:20 pm »
I put the Omic in put I can't upload it to Imageshack, any sites that will take larger pictures?

http://photobucket.com/ ? Maybe. I am not sure.

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2006, 03:39:15 pm »
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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #163 on: August 06, 2006, 10:38:29 pm »
Mmm I can't add a creature at the end so I'm going to make a new scale...

1rst scale

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/554/creaturescalewl5.png

2nd scale

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2923/smallpicturemk8.png

Feel free to add to the 2nd scale and sorry for the bump ;)

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Re: Scale - Compare Our Creatures Sizes
« Reply #164 on: August 07, 2006, 02:10:35 am »
Viewing this topic again, I think people need to start making smaller creatures or at least not follow the "my creature is 15 feet tall" e-penis inflating route.