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February 1, 2008

Objects are larger than they appear in SL

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Hugsie @ 6:01 am

From what I understand, the smallest parcel of land you can devide up is 16 square meters.  A lot of land squatters break up land into these small units so they can make more money selling them all.  The odd thing is that these small plots of land are TINY compared to objects that are even 10 sq/m.  Your average avatar is about 6 feet tall, which is just under two meters (188cm) and you’d think 16²m would be about the size of a couple bedrooms, or a small home, but in game it seems like the size of a king size bed mattress.

Say you rez a block, and you max it out to 10²m, which is 10×10 (height doesn’t matter).  Turn on “Property Lines” (CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-P)  so you can see the borders around parcels. Move your block near a small plot of 16×16 land, and you’ll notice it’s about three times larger than the parcel of land.  WTF?

Why is this such a huge discrepancy with land measurements vs. in-world objects?  Are objects exaggerated? Or are land parcels overstated when you view “About Land” info?  So what’s the deal?



  1. Actually, your math may be a bit off. 16 square meters of area is the same as 4 meters squared. In other words, four meters across and four meters long. 4×4=16 square meters.

    Comment by Malignant Narcissist — February 1, 2008 @ 6:53 am

  2. Ah I feel like an idiot! So when you you see 16sm (square meters) IS NOT the same as 16², correct? THAT makes a whole lot more sense! thanks!

    Comment by hugsalot — February 2, 2008 @ 3:06 am

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    Comment by Votovadogmats — February 24, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

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