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# should I build a replica of the spiderball track from metroid prime? Answered

If I do I will make it 2'x10''x2". how far should the spacing be inbetween the glowing lines?

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If you want to keep it to scale then base it off the spider ball being 1 meter sphere.

too big to be a shelf if it is a meter

When Samus roles up into a ball she is 1 meter across. If you want to make a model of the track to use as a shelf then base the measurements off that. The Spider ball covers about 5 lines. Giving you 4 spaces to work out how wide they are. So each line on the actual track is spaced about .25 meters or 25cm apart. Now all you need to do is scale that down to the size shelf you want and your good to go.

So what scale do you want this model? You will likely want to make the scale match the width. So scaling down a 1 meter wide track to a 10" wide board is the way to go. You'll probably want the scale to be 1:4. So 1cm of your shelf equals 4cm of the actual track. So you'll space the glowing line about 6.25cm apart on the shelf.

If anyone sees a problem with my math on this please correct me. I spent about 20 minutes trying to work out the proper scale to use so everything will look right.

But thanks for doing the math I suck at it

That sounds boring

ok thank you very much

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A straight up 1/4 scale is close enough, just divide the full size dimensions by 4 for the scale dimensions.