Most often you’ll hear about NFTs in digital art, but all kinds of things can be represented as an NFT – from fashion to videos to games and even spaces.
The question is: how do you create a virtual asset for the metaverse in the first place?
The team at Punkee wanted the inside scoop, so they challenged our students to show us all how it’s done.
Introducing the talented 3D designers, game developers, fashion designers, filmmakers and interior designers whose creations are nothing short of stellar.
How to create a metaverse game
Meet Isabella Bonazza and Daniel Pieri: Game Design and Development gurus
Part of a wider team that included Ryan Holm, Nathan Ivanoff and Xavier Managreve, Game Design and Development students Isabella and Daniel developed Toy Rumble – a PC Arena Fighting Game. To create the game, the team leveraged the technical skills they gained during their studies and turned to industry-standard software such as Unreal Engine 4, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Maya, plus Adobe Photoshop and Audition to bring their vision to life.
Want to produce your own game for the metaverse? Start by studying our Bachelor of Game Design and Development or Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming).
How to create NFT clothing for the metaverse
Meet Thomas Saint-Cyr and Edwina Leeper: Masters of 3D Fashion Design
In his final year of studying Branded Fashion Design, Thomas created Form Through Adversity, a stunning collection that focused on the fluidity of movement, richness of texture and boldness of patterns. Thomas teamed up with Game Design and Development student, 3D artist and Houdini specialist Edwina to give one of his outfits the virtual treatment – and make it metaverse-ready.
How to create a virtual space for the metaverse
Meet Lynuz Macalalad: Interior Design expert, now virtual space technologist
Working his way through a Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, Lynuz learned the importance of human-centred design early on. It’s a principle he now applies to all his work, including the Tactile Entertainer space, for which he’s created a virtual walkthrough.
With the rise of the metaverse, experiencing property and interior designs virtually has reached new heights. From moodboarding to modelling in SketchUp and exporting the final walkthrough in Adobe Premiere Pro, Lynuz shows us what it takes to create a virtual space that can be experienced within the metaverse.
If you want to learn more about virtual walkthroughs and the tools our students use to create them, look at our Interior Design courses.
How to create a virtual short film for the metaverse
Meet Alex Songeon and Laura Moyano: 3D scene creators
The emergence of the metaverse has opened up new ways of experiencing short films. Combining their expertise in filmmaking and digital animation, Billy Blue graduates Laura and Alex created a virtual 3D scene for the metaverse.
Together with the skills they developed during their studies, they turned to software such as Meshroom and Blender to execute their vision. From scripting and storyboarding to animation and audio design, Laura and Alex talk us through their creative process.
Hot debate circles the world of NFTs and crypto, but one thing’s for sure: it’s a digital world – and the 3D design, animation and creative technology fields are growing fast.
Check out other amazing projects our Design students have worked on alongside Junkee Media – then get started on your own.