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So how tall do you guys make your characters?

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Since I make my characters as average joes and janes with some superpowers, I rarely alter their height. I think I can't call them average if they are seven feet tall!

 

Also, in my opinion, the default body proportion is a bit weird. The legs are way too long relative to the torso. So, when I maximize its height, the default female looks like a utility pole. The male is slightly better, but its size accentuates its proportion mismatch.

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On 2/16/2021 at 12:18 PM, Heraclea said:

My characters run the gamut.  The one limiting factor is that my female characters almost always have the shortest possible legs, which helps them look human; the default is way too 1990s mannerism for me.  I would only use the default if I were rolling a Wisp or something.  (Now there's an idea.) 

Same.  I shorten those legs every time.  Often wondering if it makes my characters look to much alike.  😛  I'm sure my love of Large Boots doesn't help it.

 

As for the OP.  I to run the gamut.  Generally though, 5-5'3 for females, though I have a couple taller ones.  I know I have one male set to 6'3 and he can still come out looking short when next to other PCs.  😛  Not NPCs.  PCs!

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Unless I have a specific reason for a character to be taller or shorter, I don't bother with the Height slider. However, like the two previous posters, I usually shorten my female characters' legs. It appears to me that the original devs gave the female model "comic book legs" by default. And I think the unnaturally long legs of comic book women works well with a comic book's static images, and probably even for 2D animation (cartoons).

 

But the unnaturally longs legs don't, in my opinion, work well for 3D animated models. They look okay when the character is standing still, but as soon as they start running ... ouch. They end up looking horribly bowlegged, particularly with the default wider hips. So the first thing I do with my female models is drag both the Legs and Hips sliders all the way down, and then I rebalance the narrowed hips by boosting the Physique slider to put a bit of meat back on them.

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