We develop new NFT designs for our assets. Feel free to take a look on the first ones and share your feedback with us. The section will be updated with more designs over the time.
Crystallized precious metals are among one of the most astonishing assets. Photographing them correctly is a challenging task. There are already photos which show close details of crystallized Osmium in our gallery. Also our actual product photography gets better daily.
We've also succeeded in 3d modelling our crystals, as this can be seen on our homepage.
We're especially glad, that the top-notch 3D generalist Martin Köhler, M.A. provides knowledge and skill to actually make 3D models of crystallized osmium reality. Each 3d model is generated by hand out of the real world object. The 3d models can also be used to generate more designs which would be suitable for the NFTs main pics (2d, animated gif) etc.
Our approach is that actually all the buyers and holders should decide which designs they like. A possible idea is to make the NFT designs updatable. So buyers/holders get a free choice in the matter of designs. One person might prefer a render from a 3d, the other one a real photo. Another holder might decide for the drawing design which can be seen in this article.
More designs will be added here. Some variations we're working on:
- Renders from 3d
- Designs obtained from photography
- Pixel-designs like this one
Why does osmium have a bluish color? That's a question Martin Köhler, could answer scientifically during his intensive work on 3d models for crystallized Osmium:
In general Os. belongs to the world of conductors or metals, thus being a metal its diffuse color is, except for impurities, nearly non-existent. So why does it still appear to be blue? The answer lies in its reflectivity. Not all wavelengths are reflected evenly, there is a peak of reflectiveness for wavelengths of 450 to 550nm, which is the blue and green part of our visible spectrum. The blue color on the Os. comes from its reflected environment itself, because everything it reflects will be tinted blue due to the wavelength peak. This is also the reason why crystallized Os. does appear so much more blue then a bar or nugget of Os, the absence of roughness and impurities pushes refelectivity and thus the blue color.
The same happens in the digital representation of the MetaMetals osmium crystals. The surface is decribed to behave as its physical counterpart. All 3d crystal structures have been extracted from real crystallized Os, which means that the single crystals representation is authentic.
Tests with the actual testnet NFTs (on Ethereum Goerli) are already ongoing. Also the new designs will be added and tested on different NFT exchanges and wallets. Here are the first results: Opensea Testnet, Rarible Testnet