Creative Director with design education from CSM and Goldsmiths with a 15 year career in creative services. Student of astrology at the Faculty of Astrological Studies, London. Using Web3 to educate on interconnected worlds.
Oxford graduate with 15 years’ experience as a software developer. Working primarily with blockchain and cryptocurrency for the last 5 years, and more recently exploring new possibilities with NFTs on Ethereum and other blockchains.
Graphic Designer and Visual Artist. Exploring the intersection of art and technology through his work using AI and CGI. His experience with branding, CGI motion and generative design is integral to the artistic legacy of this project.
Freelance 3D Artist for 17 years. His creative process, based in Houdini, focuses on the patterns and structures found in natural, animal, or mineral worlds, using an artistic approach and both generative and procedural techniques.
Full Stack Software Engineer / DevOps nerd with over 10 years of professional experience in Web Industry. Fascinated by all things three-dimensional he produces experimental graphics in his spare time.
Mathematician graduating from the University of São Paulo. Self-taught VFX Artist and founder of HardcoreFX. Working to bring the most fantastical and impossible ideas to life using Houdini, Nuke and Adobe Suite.
Dentist turned NFT Marketing Strategist. In Web3 since late 2015, focusing on bringing fine art to the space she has worked with several well-known institutions including Casa Batlló in Barcelona and Christie's New York.
<CHRYSALISM is a fully generative collection of digital artworks that are based on thirty-six computational systems and algorithms rather than being a combination of pre-made traits. />
02. How are the generative 3D artworks created?
<Every aspect of the 3D artwork is driven by real-life data, including on and off-chain inputs like your personal astrological information (zodiac sign) and individual blockchain data points (blocknumber, wallet ID etc.). A unique ‘Data DNA Seed’ will be created that will determine hundreds of parameters, giving birth to a truly unique specimen. />
03. How is the data collected and processed?
<Collection of the data is initiated at mint. We have built an automatic data pipeline (bridging blockchain and a classic VFX pipeline) that feeds on-chain inputs directly into our system and creates a unique 3D scene that is rendered and processed on 100x servers, all in a closed loop, ensuring no delay of the art reveal. />
04. How is the artwork personalised?
<Both personal on and off-chain data are mapped to traits and aspects of the artwork.
In Phase I personal blockchain data as well as the user's unique zodiac sign is used to create the artwork. In Phase II and III new data points from the individual holding the NFT during the hatching event are incorporated. />
05. How does the hatching process work?
<The hatching process is initiated during Phase II and gives the buyer an opportunity to transform their chrystalised larva into a winged creature, which is also developed in a 100% generative manner. Holders get the chance to imprint their digital collectible's metadata with new data points to hatch a winged creature. To follow the evolutionary example, the larva (and therefore the first image as well as metadata that is linked to the NFT) will be updated and exchanged for the insect. />
06. What happens if I mint several?
<Even if you were to mint more than one, each 3D artwork would still be unique. They will share underlying similarities in the data structure and visible resemblance if you choose to imprint the same zodiac sign, but each will always be unique. Our minting experience will give you the opportunity to mint multiple NFTs personalised with different zodiac signs. />
07. How is rarity defined?
<Every aspect or trait of the CHRYSALISM artwork is 100% generative, making a predetermined rarity system impossible. As the person minting is directly involved as a co-creator of the finished unique and personalised NFT, we will only be able to determine rarity after mint. However, there will be rarity once the artwork is revealed. />
08. What is the utility of CHRYSALISM?
<Foremost, CHRYSALISM features highly realistic and detailed art that dynamically evolves. 36 algorithms make up a truly unique and 100% generative experience that provides a personalised collectible with an emotional connection. Further, CHRYSALISM will comprise a vast meta-cosmic world. Our chrystalised creatures are an entry point for future world-building and will hatch, spread their wings and evolve, building new dimensions. With the establishment of a technology platform (CHRY:LAB) we will give artists the opportunity to utilise our blockchain-connected 3D rendering pipeline as a launchpad for generative collections, and give our community voting rights over the corresponding vault and funding. Through this platform we can provide our community with perks and value feedback such as events, presale access to future projects and potential airdrops. />