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2017 studs

The early 2017 Roblox studs.

Studs represent a measure of size and distance on Roblox as well as a SurfaceType on BaseParts. The current studs are simply blank squares without a symbol on them unlike most stud styles. The studs initially started with a circular shape (while still keeping the "R"), but then it was changed to the newer square studs due to a threat of copyright infringement from the LEGO company.

Studs are connectable to Inlet, Universal, and Weld surfaces.

History

In-Game

2004 - 2005

Studs are square and the studs look popped out instead of in.

Pirate

2006 - 2009

Studs are not popped out anymore and instead are textures on the block. The studs became circle studs, similar to LEGO. These studs have become a staple of older versions of Roblox.

Early 2009

Studs have taken on a square form, now lacking any favicon or lettering on them.

2009 - 2013

The letter "R" (for Roblox) is implemented onto the square studs, becoming one of the most iconic versions of the studs.

2013 - 2015

Square studs are refined for the first time in four years. They are given improved shading to make the studs look as if they are popping out more.

2013 studs

2015 – January 2017

The outlines on studs become more shaded.

Studs

January 2017 - March 2017

The "R" favicon is changed to a tilted "O" to represent the logo change.

2017 studs

March 2017 – present

Roblox's "O" favicon is removed from the studs and now resemble the studs from early 2009.


Other

2015 (Maintenance Page)

Studs are blocky and stick out, resembling a smoother version of the original 2004 - 2005 studs.

New studs

Trivia

This section is a trivia section. Please relocate any relevant information into other sections of the article.
Oldstud

The mid-2000's-era studs.

  • The old Roblox studs look similar to the LEGO studs.
    • Roblox wasn't sued by the LEGO Company for circle studs. LEGO company does not have a patent on the LEGO brick.
  • The Roblox studs also appear similar to the Blockland studs, except that Blockland made their square shaped studs before Roblox did (possibly to avoid infringement as well).
  • Some people dislike the new square studs, and will make textures that resemble or are the same as the old circular ones.
  • Studs are also used in measuring. For example, a Robloxian is 5 studs tall.
    • According to a blog post from 2012, 1 meter is equal to 20 Roblox studs, so a stud is 5 centimeters, and a real-life Robloxian (that is 5 studs tall) would be 25 centimeters, about 10 inches tall.[1]
  • Sometime in December, an update was made where inserting a brick would no longer result in it being sided with studs on the top.

References

  1. Chandrasekan, Deepak (June 7, 2012). "Testing the Accuracy of ROBLOX Physics with Potato Cannons".