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How Close Is Your 3D Character to the Average Man?

Posted by Emmy Rey on Jan 14, 2016 10:58:50 AM

The "Body Measurement Project" was a project researcher and artist, Nickolay Lamm, pioneered to bring light to the obesity epidemic in the US. We asked Marco Romero, Poser user and co-creator of the 3D images featured, to tell us a bit about the "average male" and the work he did to create him.

What does the average man look like? Based on averages from CDC anthropometric data the body mass index (BMI) is 29 for a U.S. male aged 30 to 39. This is just one point away from the medical definition of obese. At five-feet-nine-inches tall, his waist is 39 inches.


Source: Behance

This is vastly different from the average Japanese, Norwegian or French male whose measurements come in at statically much healthier levels. Based on data from each country's national health centers, these average males BMIs are 23.7, 25.2, and 25.6 respectively. Romero's representative figures are shown below.


Source: Behance


Source: Behance

Marco used a very specific technique to create these figures. First, the base shape is created in Autodesk 3DS Max. Then, it's imported into Poser Pro to adjust the morph deformation of different body parts.


Source: Behance


Source: Behance

So, how do your 3D figures stack up against the average man? Well, I guess that would all depend on where he's from!

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