Dimensions.Guide
December 9, 2018 10:51 AM   Subscribe

Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive and beautiful database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of all kinds of objects and spaces. posted by Foci for Analysis (15 comments total) 79 users marked this as a favorite
 
Reminds me of Nefeurts which is hugely valuable when you're making videogames and need to know the distance between the seats required for a circus tent.

Even if you don't use it, it's a great book to have around.
posted by Lord_Pall at 11:00 AM on December 9, 2018 [7 favorites]


Well not much for sailboats yet, that'll be a good category as the handicap for a vast number of classes and races are based on incredibly careful measurements. The twelve meter Americas Cup class is not 12m long but the combination of dozens of measurements. There is length, length overall, length at the waterline. And sail sizes, woo!
posted by sammyo at 11:03 AM on December 9, 2018


when you're making videogames and need to know the distance between the seats required for a circus tent

why yesh
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:04 AM on December 9, 2018 [1 favorite]


Wow, I love this!
posted by Room 641-A at 11:06 AM on December 9, 2018 [1 favorite]


Hold on now, many of these don't even have dimensions. How am I to know how comparatively large a fetal sleep position, polar bear, or running is?
posted by rodlymight at 11:16 AM on December 9, 2018


the everyday objects and spaces that make up our built environment

Ankylosaurus??
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:48 PM on December 9, 2018 [2 favorites]


Hold on now, many of these don't even have dimensions. ... polar bear

Let's get Mikey
posted by sjswitzer at 12:56 PM on December 9, 2018


Along with Neufert, above, the other go to for this stuff in architecture and design is The Metric Handbook.
posted by deadwax at 1:53 PM on December 9, 2018 [3 favorites]


Holy shit! If you write fiction or design games, this is potentially one of the most useful websites ever made. Bookmarking this for sure. Thank you!
posted by Caduceus at 3:55 PM on December 9, 2018 [3 favorites]


There are some issues with velociraptor.
posted by Pyry at 7:29 PM on December 9, 2018 [2 favorites]


Isn't that always the way?
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:34 PM on December 9, 2018 [3 favorites]




This is excellent! If ever a site needed a "Random" button...!
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 5:49 PM on December 10, 2018


But, but, but the pterodactyl is not a dinosaur!

(Technically correct - the best form of correct!)
posted by Harald74 at 1:32 AM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


With all the overhead views of stuff, including people, I feel that there is enough assets in here to make a "the dinosaurs (and pterasaurs) have escaped from the lab!" type of game.
posted by Harald74 at 1:34 AM on December 11, 2018 [1 favorite]


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