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MetaMundo has launched its 3D NFT marketplace for the metaverse with a focus on primary art sales.
The marketplace allows you to collect and own metaverse scenes and assets as NFTs, and it is compatible to use in multiple virtual environments such as Decentraland, Cryptovoxels, The Sandbox, and Spatial.
MetaMundo is operating the marketplace for primary sales of 3D imagery for use in galleries, villas, music venues, parks, avatars, vehicles, and more. 3D artists, architects, and designers can sell their 3D scenes and assets on MetaMundo’s marketplace, directly to users of the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One.
JPEG-based NFT marketplaces are common. But this kind of 3D art marketplace is unique and it tackles the problem of creating an open metaverse – interoperable assets across engines and worlds, said cofounder Finn Hansen, in an interview with GamesBeat.
“It’s important that we are enabling talented creatives, 3D artists, to shape these experiences and be at the forefront of building the metaverse, which really needs to be built because we’re right at the beginning of its existence,” he said. “Today, if you buy a 3D asset on one of the marketplaces that are typically tightly coupled with one virtual world, most of the time you can’t use those files in other worlds.”
Different versions of the same 3D image.The company believes there is some progress on interoperability with standards bodies coming into existence. Avatars in particular should become corss-platform, so you can take your identity from one place to another.
“Everyone’s going to need an avatar and I think people will have multiple avatars, depending on what mood they’re in, what kind of setting they want to go to, and how they want to express themselves,” Hansen said. “You will want to choose your outfit and your wearables. Vehicles will be interesting.”
MetaMundo is supporting standards like Pixar’s Universal Scene Description, which has been adopted as an …