Creating NFTs with motion capture

In tandem with the rise of the Metaverse, we see a lot of content around NFTs. Following the cryptocurrency boom of the last few years, the next best thing seems to be investing in NFT.

But what is an NFT? According to Wikipedia:

An NFT is a Non-Fungible Token, a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a digital ledger (blockchain). NFTs can be associated with easily-reproducible items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files as unique items (analogous to a certificate of authenticity), and use blockchain technology to give the NFT a public proof of ownership.

In this definition, they talk about photos, video, and audio. But at this moment you see a lot of NFTs in art, fashion, games, and let's add another that is upcoming: motion.

Motion, or movement is the core business of Movella | Xsens, and in this blog, we dive into how NFTs are related to us, what is our space in the NFT-hype?

Veronica Lynn Harper

There are already several examples of NFTs created using Xsens technology. The first one is Veronica Lynn Harper. She creates NFTart using her body movements technology. She was part of the Art in Motion collection displaying NFTart over 200 places throughout the Penn Station in Manhattan, New York. Now she is releasing upcoming NFTart and collections with the prestigious Patrick Jones Gallery.

Her art is very recognizable, here is an example:Photo Aug 27, 5 28 29 AM

TreasureDAO - Bridgeworld

Bridgeworld is a game about strategic commerce, trade and domination. It plays from the Treasure DAO metaverse. With Bridgeworld NFTs you can evolve your player's character. And NFT items that are used to explore, create and extract $MAGIC crypto from the world.

In this video, you can see superband The Catalyst with the song Emerald. This supergroup was born out of NFTs held by the community.

The video was created using Xsens motion capture technology for the natural dance moves.


HEATDAO

A second example is how HEATDAO is creating NFTs that are all about dance moves. They are building a dance moves marketplace with NFTs. They empower dancers to capture, create and monetize their movement data through the use of NFTs. Remember when the famous Fortnite dance "The Floss" went viral in 2017? HEATDAO is probably the next level of Fortnite dance moves.

Their mission is "to bring movement data on-chain and into the metaverse" and their NFTs are the first ones that will enable buyers to access movement data. This new form of motion-NFT seems an interesting addition to the current NFT world which is primarily aimed at fashion and art.

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Jurassic Punks

Or, what about the Jurassic Punks, or in short the JPunks? A high-quality 3d NFT collection, that dropped in March 2022.

These have been built from the ground up in Unreal Engine, they are fully rigged and ready for gaming, fashion and other activities in the Metaverse. They used Xsens mocap to bring them to life. There is a short behind-the-scenes video about how they are using Xsens mocap technology.

Have a look at one of the JPunks:JPunks

Sombra

The last example is Sombra. Sombra is a multichain NFT studio building content for the metaverse. They create NFTs for artists and brands. It's a social network of artists for buying and trading art. Hosting only the best digital art in the world, Sombra pushes the boundaries of tech and blockchain while making the world a better place.

 

Finally a special mention Xsens customer The Fabricant. They develop 3D fashion for customers and consumers, from concept to implementation. They also create lots of NFTs in collaboration with innovative fashion brands such as RTFKT, Adidas, and Atari.

 

Michae Le on TikTok

TikTok dance sensation Michael Le bought his own Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and turned it into a 3D avatar. He even took it a step further and did a little dance side by side with his own ape.

In the two videos, you see him in the Xsens suit, creating the mocap for the videos he released on TikTok.

Check out his two videos here and here (this one features the Xsens mocap suit).

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Interoperability

NFTs and crypto seem to become the new currency for future marketplace on the Metaverse. Citizens of the future Metaverse can buy and sell NFTs and use them across the full platform, this is called interoperability. it means you can use the NFT dance you bought in any game or on any chat platform. This is something that is still a concept, but it sounds very interesting.

When creating NFTs that involve motion, Xsens delivers lifelike human movements that will make dance or fight moves, or any move more natural. It will also make those moves unique, like the way you walk, dance or move is very unique. So your own moves can make you even more special in the Metaverse! 

We are looking forward to seeing a lot of NFTs created with Xsens technology now and in the future.

 

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