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Generative NFTs

No idea what this pic means, but somehow it seems appropriate. Photo by Fábio Lucas on Unsplash

At the end of August, OpenSea reported its first week surpassing $1 billion USD in trading volume. In case there are still any doubters out there as to the escalation and seriousness of the NFT market, that milestone should be a wake-up call. As many of you know, I’m immersed in this world full-time as the founder of a team who brings generative art mint-on-demand drops to life for NFT teams worldwide. (Here’s info on that!)

We’re in the space daily. (I could almost say 24/7, but actually it’s more like 18/7, as I think we’re averaging 18-hour days lately.)…


Generative NFTs

777 “Bad” Monsters hit the blockchain and sell out in 35 minutes.

As you may have read, I like to do “ride alongs” on NFT drops, kind of live-blogging (or rather live-screen-grabbing) during the process. It’s always exciting, and is generally educational as well because it helps me understand the marketing dynamics of generative NFT drops. And for THIS one, I was particularly eager watch because Superfuzz was my company’s first generative NFT client. (Yes, we help clients with generative art coding and smart contracts!) So, naturally, I was rooting for a sell-out the whole time.

As I always do…


Generative NFTs

Get them in the code, but be aware of potential consequences.

Whenever I do a generative NFT art project for a client (which you can learn more about here), one area that invariable comes up involves various traits that conflict with one another. Even most simpler generative NFT sets have such things, and that’s perfectly fine. It could be something as simple as “If the background is black, then disallow black hair on the character.” But, quite often the logic rules can become more complex, depending on various aspects of the art.

For me, I see logical rules as being…


NFTs and UX

Watch 500 ETH move in 51 minutes via unbelievable screen-grabs.

As many of you know, I do generative NFT programming. That is, I take people’s digital artwork and do all of the coding to produce large sets (usually 10,000) of unique graphics and meta data. I then, along with a development partner, provide mint-on-demand services. It’s exciting stuff, and you can real all about that here.

As an NFT enthusiast and collector, and as a person involved in providing minting services for generative NFT clients, participating in NFT drops is particularly fascinating for me. Much as I did with the…


NFTs / Art

Because you’ll want some rare items in your generative set, right?

Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

I’ve been meaning to post this for some time, as a companion piece to my articles: (1) “Information Regarding Generative NFT Coding Services” and (2) “How to Prepare Artwork for a Generative NFT Programmer,” and (3) “At What Pixel Dimensions Are Most Generative NFT Art Projects Built?

The information in this article is also an essential piece of the generational art programming puzzle for producing large NFT sets of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 (or even more) randomly generated / unique graphics. So, let’s get into this!

Okay, if you’re reading…


NFTs and Generative Art

Things I did right, and things I did wrong!

Less than two months ago, I got into generative NFT programming, just to see if I could do it. I really never expected anything else to happen :

  • never expected anyone would actually buy one;
  • never expected to video chat with perhaps 100 different business entrepreneurs, artists, promoters, and tech people worldwide (from at least, what, 10 different countries?);
  • never expected my work life to transform from building web sites to coding generative art and studying ETH smart contracts.

Life just got crazy (and fast), all from screwing around with cat…


UX

A look at how a successful mint-on-demand NFT UX works.

NOTE: I am not affiliated with the Rebel Kids project. I’m just using them as an example to write about. But, I do love their project! (And, as it sold out today, I definitely picked a winner to examine.)

Not only do I help clients with generative art NFT projects, but I’m also an aspiring NFT collector, trader, investor, and fanatic. So, I like to keep my eye on upcoming projects. One that caught my eye in particular lately was the Rebel Kids. …


NFT PX and DPI

A survey of leading generative NFT graphical sizes from low-res pixels to big ol’ high-def craziness.

Now that I’m starting to help clients with generative art NFT programming, issues have arisen that I’d not paid much attention to earlier in my journey into the NFT metaverse. One that’s come up is: What are my recommendations for the pixel dimensions of a generative NFT art project?

And that’s a great question because out there right now are many thousands of teams planning NFT drops, and their artists need to know this fundamental item.

I have my opinions, of course, but before…


Based on dozens of inquiries I’ve received lately.

A peek at part of one of the NFTs in my next minting batch on OpenSea. See NFTuxedoCats.com!

Wow, thanks to everyone for contacting me lately about generative NFT programming services. It’s such an exciting time for NFTs, and for me personally and professionally. Ever since I launched NFTuxedoCats.com, I’ve been inundated with activity, fielding inquiries from artists and NFT teams in need of developers. (Hopefully, you’ve read my article on generative programming services.)

The question I get the most, from those nearly ready to have their generative set (of 1,000, 5,000, or 10,000, usually) NFTs created as graphics is this: How do you want the artwork supplied?

And so…


Art

Haters gonna hate, though…

Some representative generative artwork — a cat from the Mad Cat Militia, A robot from the Vogu Collective, and a Blazed Cat.

After publishing recent pieces on generative NFT programming (a service I offer), I’ve been in touch with perhaps 15 or 20 artists and/or teams in the midst of generative NFT projects. Just so we’re all on the same page, a generative art project is one in which the final artwork is generated by code.

Typically, these projects have a central focus — usually some sort of character or animal — and varying traits (e.g., different noses, mouths, eyes, clothes, accessories, etc.). …

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