How Tall Is A Minecraft Block Tall Medieval Tower I Made On My Server

I've heard it said by many that the dimensions of a Minecraft block is 1 metre cubed. “Of course it is”, you say. For one thing the player is slightly shorter than two blocks (1.8m) which is the average height of a man. But looking at a Minecraft block in-game, it sure doesn't look like 1 metre cubed. And anyone who's tried to build a real structure to scale will know that it always ends up looking smaller than you'd expect.

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So what's going on? I don't know for sure but here are some clues:

The player's width is 0.6 metres. 0.6 metres?? A muscly guy has a shoulder width of ~20 inches which is ~0.5m. Compare Steve with human dimensions and he is considerably beefy.

Field of view. With low field of view you can see a range of 30 degrees, far less than human vision. Is this why blocks don't look the right size?

Any thoughts/theories on this would be much appreciated.

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6 years ago
well, i can understand why steve would be more beefy. he is a ton stronger than any human. ever.

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level 2
6 years ago

Seriously, I could never punch a tree to pieces like that, and all the mining and building? That's a serious strength workout.

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6 years ago

1 Block = 1m. that's it, no discussion, Notch stated that when he was still in charge.

1.) than compare Steve to a chicken:Chicken – 0.875 BlocksSteve – 1.8 BlocksNow lets say Steve is 1.8m tall, than the chicken would be 0.875m tall – nearly tripple a normal chicken.But if we say a MC chicken is 30 cm, than steve suddenly is only 60 cm.Have you ever compared an Apple to an Egg or a Diamond? those things are HUUUUGE.

2.) FoV is 70 by default. Why? well, look at your screen, how much of your field of view does it take? For most people, this will be in the range around 70°. Specially if you got a big monitor and sitting close you will absolutly hate a small FoV. It will feel like looking through a magnifying lens.

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And of course a building will feel ompletly out of shape if you build it to scale. Have you recently looked at a wall? Normally they are not 1m thick by mor elike 15 cm. Your door won't be 1m but 1.2m, your room height will be 2.5m and not 2m.You will also be ahrdpressed to find a table 25cm thick, or a forrets composed of 1m thick trees that are only 7m tall.

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