How is augmented reality used for NFTs?
The use of NFTs together with augmented reality will spark a number of completely new and exciting areas of application. This article provides information on how NFTs are made, how to trade them today and how augmented reality can be used as a building block.
The abbreviation NFT comes from the English and stands for Non-Fungible Tokens. So you can compare it to a digital type of securities. Each NFT is unique and cannot be exchanged for another NFT. NFTs are also characterized by their digital rarity. Every day, the Internet creates vast amounts of data and information that can be endlessly copied and redistributed. Blockchain technologies make the digital rarity of NFTs possible. Anyone who owns an NFT can be sure that it has its certificate of authenticity and the respective legal claims "embossed" on it.
How are NFTs created?
Anyone who wants to sell and share their digital creations such as art, music or photography can create NFTs.
Authors can choose the format of their NFTs. An NFT can be generated from any file. It can be a digital painting, photo, text, audio file, or video of a notable event. Other products such as crypto collectibles, virtual video game items such as avatars, guns, and currency can also be sold and bought as NFTs.
The process of creating NFTs is called "minting". The term refers to the process of turning a digital object into an asset on the blockchain. Similar to how metal coins are created and circulated, NFTs are minted after they are created. After this process, the NFT is tamper-proof and harder to tamper with. It can then be bought and traded.
Recently, it has become common for digital content such as artworks to be offered for sale in NFT format. Many artists are now selling their works as NFT, and museums such as the Belvedere have already jumped on the trend. The Vienna Museum offers digital excerpts from the world-famous painting "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt as NFT for sale.
One of the best-known examples in the NFT trade is the Cat Nyan animation that went viral and sold for around $600.
How to create AR for NFTs?
You can find out exactly what augmented reality is and what types there are here .
How to use Augmented Reality for NFTs? AR technology can change the way we look at an NFT artwork by adding another dimension to it. For example, if an artwork is two-dimensional, it can be made three-dimensional with the use of augmented reality. A painting can be projected virtually into your own four walls - just like in the real world.
Artists can use augmented reality to add depth and context to their creations. Any work of art can be placed in the real world anywhere and at any time using a smartphone or tablet. Once implemented, the whole thing looks like this: If you are fascinated by a work of art in a digital or even real gallery, you can buy it in NFT format and thus call it up virtually at any time in your own home or tell friends ;). In addition to this, further visual components or accompanying sounds can be added to the work through AR.
When mazing works all without an app.
However, not only artists benefit from the possibilities of using augmented reality in connection with NFTs. Here are a few more doors that NFTs with AR will open in a variety of industries:
From tourism to the fashion industry: How AR objects are traded through NFTs
Augmented Reality enables digital content and assets to be displayed in our real environment. For example, geo-positioned content in AR can only be seen in a specific geographic location. It will also be possible to buy and sell augmented reality properties virtually in the form of NFTs. At locations where tourism is relevant, you can also position interesting AR content for visitors and offer AR tours.
Augmented Reality can also be used to digitally imitate equipment in the educational sector. Educators can offer a new type of course and simultaneously consume and sell digital teaching content in the form of NFTs.
Big fashion brands like Gucci don't refrain from taking advantage of the trend with the NFT trade. on Roblox, a metaverse and gaming platform, the brand has already made digital forms of its real collections available to try on and also offers to buy.
A look into the future
NFTs can turn augmented reality content and experiences into digital assets. These are easy to buy and sell through blockchain technologies. New markets and opportunities open up through their use, creating tailor-made AR experiences. Normal two-dimensional objects and works of art can be given more depth through augmented reality and allow NFT owners to access them at any time.
4 steps to the AR NFT
- select marketplace
To sell an NFT you need a marketplace. These all differ in terms of features and listing pricing. Mintable, Rarible and Opensea are probably the best known.
- Create 3D / AR assets
First, the digital asset that one wants to token needs to be identified. You can upload a preview as a jpg or gif with a link to the augmented reality application. With Mazing, the AR view works in one click, without an app.
- Connect wallet and min
How you connect your wallet or mint the assets differs depending on the marketplace. The respective marketplaces provide instructions for this.
With Mazing's WebAR, marketing NFTs has never been easier. Augmented Reality delivers additional value and sets the NFT apart from the competition. This makes it easier and faster to build a community.
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