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What Is a 3D NFT & How Do You Make One?

You’ve probably heard of the Web3 trend of NFTs by now. NFTs can encompass many different formats, whether they are photos, videos, audio, or even animations.

It seems now that NFTs are moving into their next evolution, as 3D NFTs gain more and more popularity. What makes them stand out is the fact that they have great use in immersive gaming environments and will most likely go on to become an integral part of the metaverse.

The next dimension of NFT creation has arrived. Let’s look at how you can create your very own!

What is a 3D NFT?

A 3D NFT is exactly what it sounds like: any NFT formatted as a three-dimensional model or animation. For this reason, they are usually rendered in voxels as opposed to pixels and may be referred to as voxel-based NFTs.

Major brands have already begun to develop and release their own series of 3D NFTs. Earlier this year, Sony partnered with Theta Labs to create a collection of 3D NFTs for use with the Sony SRD (Spatial Reality Display), a tablet equipped with AR capabilities. As VR and AR become more advanced with tech like this, 3D NFTS will most likely follow too.

How to make a 3D NFT?

Before you create your masterpiece, you will need to set up your crypto wallet. Each one has its pros and cons, but we recommend MetaMask or TrustWallet. You will need this wallet to hold your cryptocurrency that you will use to pay the gas and service fees that come with minting your NFT.

Okay, once you have passed that step, it’s time to get creating! If you’re already a creator, you will have your own design software or platform that you like to use. If you are just starting, then software like Blender, Autodesk, or Maya is very highly rated, but there are many more.

“Create whatever your imagination desires.” A futuristic android? A pirate ship? A spaceship? There’s no limit to what you can turn into a 3D NFT, and once it is created, you can export it into a GLB or GLTF format file.

Now that you have created your 3D art, you will need to find a marketplace to market and sell your NFT. We are launching a unique 3D marketplace that not only lets you upload and mint assets but can also connect you with those who want to invest in your designs and use them for their projects, all the while helping you earn from your 3D NFTs.

Once you link your wallet to a marketplace, you will need to purchase the currency necessary to mint the NFT. In our case, it’s our versatile ARZ token that also gives access to exclusive drops and the ability to earn from NFT resale and pay-per-view royalties.

Finally, it’s time to mint your NFT! Most marketplaces will do this conversion for you; just upload your file and turn it into an NFT with a few clicks.

There you have it, all you need to become a 3D NFT creator!


Founded in 2018, ARize is an industry leader in the 3D and AR industries. With an ethos of putting the power into the hands of the creators, their vision is revolutionising e-commerce, blockchain technologies and metaverse spaces. ARize is on a mission to bring 3D and AR capabilities to everyone, supercharging the visual experience it brings.

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