Forearms are gonna hang a little off your body so just use some foam to hold it in place. Also they come to an end where you might have to just cut off the front piece or make it just wide enough to slide your hand through. Or Dremel it until it fits.
Also don't forget you can change the opacity on armor to see how close it sits next to your body
Scale non uniform. when you do that you can scale it in x, y, and z directions. that's what I did to make my thighs tall (because i'm tall) but not too lankey.Thanks for the tip. How should I go about scaling circumferences though? Like the thighs for example. If I scale it up uniformly so that it properly covers the length of my thigh, it'll be too big around.
Scale non uniform. when you do that you can scale it in x, y, and z directions. that's what I did to make my thighs tall (because i'm tall) but not too lankey.
To do this, click on the part on your avatar. then right click, hover over scale, and select non-uniform scale.
Your best bet is to scale non uniform. Adjusting the X, Y and Z axis will give you a more accurate fit.
I'm 5' 8" and and skinny as well. While using references and getting opinions from everyone on the forums I was able to scale my ODST.
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Post some pics of how your armour is scaled now and we can give help you scale better.
I don't like using the freeform tool. Its a little wonky in my opinion.Should I be bothering with the "Free Form Deformation" tool? I think maybe that's where I'm getting caught up.
I'll spend a bit of time getting my avatar rigged up the best I can and post it here. Greatly appreciate the help, thank you!
The Ovid shape of the body armour is not nomething to worry about too much. Remember you are using foam. The material is flexible. It's not necessarily going to take an oval shape.
With the forearm there are a couple of things you can do. Like he4thbar mentioned before you can line it with foam to make it fit a little more snug or you could scale it a little more snug and alter the part by making it a two part piece so that it opens up to allow your hand to slip through.
The armband/shoulder mount is actually located in the pepakura files for the ODST.Okay, I see what you mean with the forearm now. I might be overthinking it. I think I just need to start printing and assembling the paper templates to get a better idea of how it all comes together. Any thoughts on the proportions? Am I on the right track here? I think my shoulder pieces might be a little big.
On a slightly unrelated note, I noticed you and he4thbar both have the bicep "armband" on your builds, which is missing from my files. Is there a file for it somewhere?