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Mechas from a Human Perspective

Mechas from a Human Perspective

MetaBallStudios offers a fun take on size comparison videos. By putting viewers in the body of a virtual human, we get to see how mechs might look roaming around Earth. They start with Emmet’s diminutive Constructo-o-Mech from The LEGO Movie and work their way up to the massive, city-stomping Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann.

Missile Speed Comparison

Missile Speed Comparison

When it comes to missiles, there are three critical factors: range, speed, and accuracy. RED SIDE’s latest comparison video simulates various kinds of missiles to see which ones are the slowest and fastest to reach their target. The video starts with a drag race, followed by a launch-stage-flyby sequence, a range demonstration, and finally, a size comparison.

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Kurzgesagt’s Size Comparison Video

Kurzgesagt’s Size Comparison Video

We’ve featured many size comparison videos from channels like MetaBallStudios and RED SIDE. Kursgezagt wanted to make a different kind of comparison video, examining opposingly small and large things relative to the size of an average human, from the tiniest proton to the vastness of observable universe.

Comparing the Sizes of Heavy Construction Machinery

Comparing the Sizes of Heavy Construction Machinery

We’ve been up close with some of the impressive land-moving and construction equipment that Caterpillar makes. MetaBallStudios sizes up these alongside some even bigger machines, including giant excavators, cranes, and earth movers that make even the 51.5 foot-tall CAT 797F mining truck look like a miniature.

Bird Speed Comparison

Bird Speed Comparison

Red Side has compared the speeds of aircraft, spaceships, and other vehicles; now they’re back to show the differences in flying speeds of birds – or, in the case of penguins, chickens, and kiwis, how fast they can walk or run. Who here knew a seagull was faster than Usain Bolt?

Moon Size Comparison

Moon Size Comparison

If you thought that each of the moons in our solar system were similar in size, you’d be very wrong. Like they did before with stars, MetaBallStudios compares the relative sizes of the natural satellites orbiting around planets, from the tiny rocks zooming around Saturn, to Jupiter’s massive Titan and Ganymede.

Airplane Size Comparison

Airplane Size Comparison

The smallest plane we’ve flown on was a 4-seat Cessna, and the biggest was a Boeing 777. But there are much smaller and much larger airplanes out there. RED SIDE created this computer-generated clip of these flying machines ranging from a 12.8 feet long single-seater all the way up to a gigantic 275-foot-long cargo jet.

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Comparing Microscopic Things on a Human Scale

Comparing Microscopic Things on a Human Scale

When you think about something being microscopic, it all seems the same size from our perspective. But this video from RED SIDE cleverly demonstrates the vast differences in the size of things we can’t see with the naked eye, from the tiniest atom to the relatively gargantuan amoeba. Also, there are way too many viruses.

CG Explosions Comparison

CG Explosions Comparison

RED SIDE used computer graphics generated in Unreal Engine 5 to simulate various human-made explosions. The video starts with the minimal impact of a small firecracker and culminates with the deadly force of Tsar Bomba, the most powerful atomic bomb ever detonated.

Train Speed Comparison

Train Speed Comparison

We’ve seen how fast aircraft fly relative to each other, now find out how various trains compare. Red Side is back with another great comparison video, which looks at the speeds of every kind of train they could think of. They start with vintage steam locomotives and work their way up to today’s bullet trains, then imagine what a 5000 kph train ride might look like.

Pixar Character Size Comparison

Pixar Character Size Comparison

We always enjoy watching size and speed comparison videos. This clip from Data World Studio looks at the relative sizes of the major characters from Pixar’s animated universe. So now we finally know how much bigger Buzz Lightyear is than Remy from Ratatouille and how much smaller they are compared to The Incredibles.

Airplane Speed Comparison

Airplane Speed Comparison

Getting off the ground in an airplane takes a reasonable amount of speed. Still, there’s a substantial difference in each plane’s speed potential. This fascinating video from Red Side compares the speeds of all kinds of aircraft, from The Wright Brothers’ famed flyer to Mach-3.4 military jets like the SR-71 Blackbird and NASA’s rocket-powered experimental X-43.

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Highest Mountains Print

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Artist Isaac Dushku, aka the Lord of Maps created this print that illustrates the tallest point in each U.S. state. It’s the only place you can see the rolling hills of Virginia, the Colorado Rockies, and Alaska’s Denali in the same place. Available in 16″x20″ and 22″x28″ sizes. Global travelers, check out The Seven Summits.

Star Wars Spaceship Speed Comparison

Star Wars Spaceship Speed Comparison

The physics of Star Wars aren’t the same as our reality, so you have to take this video from RED SIDE with a grain of salt. But they did their best to convert science fiction to reality and calculate the relative speeds of various vehicles and spacecraft. Place your bets now on the fastest way to travel in a galaxy far, far away.

Marvel Character Size Comparison

Marvel Character Size Comparison

Except for Ant-Man, most Marvel characters appear in a consistent size. Global Data put together this neat 3D infographic to help understand the relative sizes of Marvel’s superheroes and villains to show us just how much bigger Galactus and Living Tribunal are than everyone else.

The True Scale of Animals

The True Scale of Animals

Over the eons, animals have appeared in all shapes and sizes – from tiny tardigrades to building-sized dinosaurs. Global Data created this video to illustrate the relative sizes of some of Earth’s many creatures, including both thriving and extinct species. The Giant Hairy Scorpion wins our award for best animal name.

Man-made Vehicle Speed Comparison

Man-made Vehicle Speed Comparison

There are lots of faster ways of getting around than walking or running. Red Side put together this animated infographic that compares the speeds of various means of transportation, from bicycles to bullet trains to satellites in orbit. The sound effects enhance the experience, so headphones are recommended.

Car Cliff Drop Comparison

Car Cliff Drop Comparison

MetaBallStudios is known for its infographic-style comparison videos. This time they took a slightly different approach, showing off the relative heights of different cliffs by driving a simulated car off of each one and watching how long it took to fall all the way to the bottom.

The Same Painting in 1 Hour, 10 Hours, and 100 Hours

The Same Painting in 1 Hour, 10 Hours, and 100 Hours

Nerdforge has impressed us with their amazing PC case builds and bookbinding. In this video, Martina ponders how to determine the optimal time to spend on a project by painting the same scene over three different periods. Is there a point of diminishing returns, or do things just keep getting better?

Asteroid Impact Comparison

Asteroid Impact Comparison

Earth gets hit by small meteorites all the time, but most full-size asteroids burn up into smaller pieces when they hit our atmosphere. Still, they do make it through now and then, causing serious damage. This video from MetaBallStudios estimates the relative destructive power of asteroids based on their size and mass.

Mecha Size Comparison

Mecha Size Comparison

We keep thinking MetaBallStudios is going to run out of things to compare the sizes of. But as long as they keep coming up with new videos, we’ll keep posting them. This time, we’ve got a look at the relative sizes of piloted Mecha robots, from The LEGO Movie’s tiny Construct-o-Mech to the mighty Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Leave No Wake

Leave No Wake

The wake that motorized boats leave behind can disrupt smaller craft as well as the marine ecosystem. This extremely efficient Candela hydrofoil electric boat leaves only the smallest wake as it cruises through the water. The boat floats above the water, minimizing drag and surface contact, and maximizing battery life.

Underground Depth Comparison

Underground Depth Comparison

After journeying to the bottom of the ocean, MetaBallStudio takes us beneath the surface on dry land. This comparison infographic shows the relative depths between underground locations, from sewers and subways to catacombs and bunkers. We had no idea that people worked that far down in gold mines.

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