If you are a 3D artist or designer and you are looking for a reliable way to protect your designs or sell them and share them with your possible clients, a non-fungible token mostly known as NFT is the perfect solution for you.
What is NFT?
To understand the concept of NFT, you need to first know what cryptocurrencies are. Cryptocurrencies are digital or virtual currencies that are secured through cryptography; this way it is almost impossible to counterfeit or double-spend these cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology (blockchains are distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. In other words it is a database in which information is stored electronically and in digital format.) NFT is a digital property that accounts for various items from paintings to videos or photos. It is growing as a very smart and down-to-earth solution for copyright in the fast web market in which everything is at stake for being stolen or copied, this token is bought and sold online through Cryptocurrency. These tokens are encoded mostly using the same underlying software used in Cryptocurrency. How These files are usually traded through Ethereum which is one of the most well-known blockchains in this field.
NFT 3D Art
As a 3D artist, (besides any other forms of art like video art, painting, photography, etc.) you can start creating a software wallet in which 3D files are stored and owed by you. You can sell these files online and create your collections. Lately, a digital artist called Michael Joseph Winkelmann sold an NFT file of a collage of images from his “Every day” series, for $69,400,000 on March 12, 2021. That means there are quite some opportunities for you as an artist. Adding to that, NFTs secure your files and prevent them from being copied or stolen. Data shows that the following items are amongst the best-selling and most favorite artworks:
- Collectors are often drawn to futuristic, retro, and sci-fi themes
- Crypto art is viewed as having higher selling points when it comes to “3d” art, perhaps a reflection of a different ‘medium’
- A high number of views correlates with a high price: the hype machine is real
- NFTs tagged with “drawing” tend to sell for less in the traditional art world
- Typical NFT color palettes tend to be purple, reinforcing a technostalgic aesthetic.
How to generate NFT metadata for your 3D model?
Blend my NFTs is a tool that generates images, animation, and 3D objects to help you create your NFT collection. You can visit the website through: https://discord.gg/UpZt5Un57t
Features of this 3D generator:
- 3D models are exported and generated individually
- The possibility to generate all combinations of NFT
- Making a “RAR” export and reducing the size of your inputs ?
- Previewing the data of your NFT collections, being able to render the possible combinations
- There is an inbuilt metadata template generation for cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Cardano, or Solana
NFT generation step-by-step guide
First of all go the github webpage. https://github.com/torrinworx/Blend_My_NFTs
Then search “blend my NFT” in the search box
Then click on the green code bottom and click on “download the zip file”.
Unzip the file using Winrar (or any other software you use to unzip your files)
Then open the example file. Then format all the files previously added on the right side?
Press on the scripting tab in the first bar and it will open a blank text file, delete that and click on open and it will open a file view and open your intended file.
“NFT per batches” defines NFT per batches so type your intended number and beside “render batch” you have to specify which batch will be rendered so type e.g. 1 which means you will render batch.
Copy and paste your intended location in which you prefer to save the render and paste it in save-path-mac if you use Mac or save-path-windows if you use windows. Then add another backslash and copy and paste your intended filename
Then open your blender program and press the play button in the toolbar and you get your batches that were made.
There is also a YouTube video tutorial published by “crazy studio” which published this practical generator itself.
Can NFT be 3D?
Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies in which cryptography is used to make them secure and exclusive. You can create your own NFT using different platforms. OpenSea and Rarible are the leading platforms for NFT creation. Rarible has records more sales while OpenSea provides you with a more relatable service, like the possibility to create your own web store through OpenSea exchange. You can upload your designed piece and create collections, without having any background in this field.
Here, I will explain how you can get started as a newcomer.
If you want to generate images go to generators and sorters and click image generator.pi
Now you have that file open and it will render the image.
Other platforms include:
Superrare is another interactive platform that enables you to display your artworks in NFT.
Foundation is also another popular platform amongst indie artists. You need to get an invitation and You will get 85% of the sale price and 10% of any future sales as a creator.
First step: Set up a wallet
Different wallets that open sea supports include Metamask, Coinbase wallet, wallet connect and format.
The first thing you have to do is create a software wallet.
You can keep your NFTs in this wallet and you also need this to pay blockchains gas fees.
Tokenize your art
When you have a digital wallet (meta mask, coin base, you can create your NFT. (Using a sample platform which is opensource in here.)
Go to opensea.io and click the Create button in the menu bar, this way, you can connect to your wallet.
You then have to name your collection, then click on “add new item bottom”. You are now ready to upload the file you want to tokenize and give it certain properties and stats to distinguish it from the rest of your collection.
Specify the number of copies you want of each item, then set a retail price.
Step 3: List on the marketplace
There are different platforms, which enable you to sell and buy your NFTs as a 3D artist and designer.
The most known platforms include:
MFG is one of the first NFT marketplace in which 3D artists, engineers, or game designers can sell crypto collectible digital assets. https://smartmfg.io/nft-marketplace/
Using this platform you can create NFT files for less than $1 and sell them online. This platform works with BSC blockchain( a blockchain network built for running smart contract-based applications.) and allows users to create designs like on dribbble or Behance. https://www.airnfts.com/nft/art-nft
Open sea is one of the major platforms to create nft files it is also a very good marketplace as people can sell and buy their NFT files. https://opensea.io/collection/3d-models
Last but not least, NFTs might seem complicated at first sight but it is the future of art and design and if you learn it and create your collections, you will be able to earn money.
How much am I charged when trying to sell my NFT?
The charges include the costs related to your digital wallet, which is usually a fixed rate on all of the transactions.
The platform gas fee is charged when Ethereum is processed in a transaction and it can change dramatically from time to time based on the time of the day. There is also a platform service fee that ranges from 5 to 30 percent and goes to the marketplace as a fee.Remember to check the terms and conditions of each platform.