Roblox is a game within a game where you play and act the part of a game creator. The platform enables player creativity and shares exciting scripts/games with the community.
But when it comes to character or avatar customizations, it does lack some options, at least when compared to similar games. However, you can do some exciting things, including altering your character size.
Avatar Types and Scaling
You can customize your avatar in Roblox, but not all characters allow this feature. For example, games that support R6 characters will lock the avatar to the default width and height.
R15 characters are a different story than R6. Whenever you’re in a game with R15 avatars, you can change the height between 95% and 105%. The width is adjustable between 75% and 100%.
These percentages are based on and apply to the standard/default character size.
How to Access the Scaling Option
Using the scaling option in the settings on the Roblox website (gaming, not Studio) may or may not work depending on the characteristics and details of the avatar. There are also many reports that the percentage adjustment doesn’t update successfully and displays a failure notification at the top.
Changing the character size (R15 only) using the website is easy, assuming it works for you.
- Click on the “hamburger” icon in the top left section.
- Click the “Avatar” button.
- Adjust the “height” and “width” sliders to below 100%.
- If the above process fails to work, select the “Head and Body” tab and choose “Scale.”
- In the “Scaling” section, adjust the sliders to alter the size percentage, such as “Height,” “Width,” and “Head.”
Once you adjust these settings, they will be used in all games that support R15s. You won’t have to repeat this process for every new game.
Note: The scaling percentage options are limited, such as the height being limited to 90%, 95%, 100%, or 105%.
How to Tell If a Game Supports Avatar Scaling
Before you get your hopes up, you should know about the games you want to play and the avatars they use. To do this, you’ll need to use the Roblox Studio.
- Bring up the “Develop” page.
- Select the “Games” menu.
- Highlight a game to show the dropdown menu.
- Select the “Configure Game” option.
- Look under “Basic Settings.”
The supported avatar will be under Avatar Type Options. You can switch from “R6” to “R15,” or vice versa. You can also enable “Player Choice scaling.”
Further Customization Options
Roblox Studio is your go-to tool if you want to do some extreme scaling and body modifications to your avatar. Within the studio, you will have access to four numerical value objects that affect the size and appearance of your avatar.
You can create unique avatars when you change the values of the NumberValue objects. The values assigned to these objects will apply to the standard size. Therefore, they will multiply the original value.
With this, you can get extra-small or extra-large avatars. It’s also worth pointing out that the head scales uniformly, whereas the other objects allow more freedom.
That’s also cool because it bypasses Avatar Customizer settings in your games. However, you cannot alter your avatar this drastically when entering someone else’s game.
Are There Downsides to Altering Your Character Size?
Gameplay-wise, there can be some downsides, but small characters do not have as many issues navigating as larger ones.
However, changing R15 avatars and taking advantage of the 15-part scaling feature can make the game look weird. As it stands, R15s are a bit bulkier in appearance. So, any additional model alterations can make things worse. Roblox is not famous for its AAA-type graphics, so this shouldn’t be an issue.
The Roblox modding community and YouTube may also be helpful resources. Various scripts are available that increase or decrease a character’s size. Some of them even work for R6 avatars.
It is a matter of debate on a script’s usefulness. Some users swear by character resizing scripts, while others swear at them. You’ll have to scour the Roblox library and try different ones to see what offers what you need.
Note: Some scripts may not receive ongoing support, and some may stop working after periodic updates.
What’s Your Favorite Script?
Roblox is all about creativity and community, and we’d like you to share with us some of your favorite working scripts that change the avatar model without breaking the game or its performance.