Hello! Are you able to inform us extra about your self and the function you are taking part in in that blooming challenge?
Til: That is me, Til. Character animator by day, entrepreneur and NFT artist by night time.
For the file: Tilmann Vogt, skilled character animator since 2004 – totally on function movies, some tv-series, commercials and video games.
Chris: Felini’s Kitty NFT is a digitally created black furry cat that appears virtually actual! Who’s the artist? What’s the story behind the staff coming collectively to create the Kitty Cat Sticker NFTs?
Til: Thanks a lot for having me at NFT Calendar Chris and for commenting on Felini the Kitty wanting virtually actual. The creation course of is kind of concerned, so it makes me very comfortable seeing others see magnificence in my labour and creation too! Truly Felini the Kitty is the artist… He’s very playful and simply acts out foolish stunts in my head, giving me new concepts. Effectively, then he’s my muse you might say. Additionally I’m simply amused by cat-memes… haha, cats and the web!
Anyhow, it began with my life as a touring freelance animator, lacking an precise cat. I grew up with and love cats – however you may’t have a cat once you transfer home twice a yr. That is after I determined to create a digital one to maintain me firm – Felini the Kitty!
Felini in-computer cat was conceived with the assistance of my faculties and mates Peter Colebatch aka Polygon Pete (love ya!), who modeled the preliminary cat geometry and Oyvind Nostdal, who built-in his Superior Skeleton (kudos!) rig into the digital kitty cat again in 2015. Peter additionally combed the preliminary groom and we ended up creating a number of cell kitten video games along with Felini’s alter ego “Little Kitten” for iOS. Whereas Peter and Little Kitten went on to supply extra apps, Felini and I ventured into totally different initiatives, like e.g. Felini’s shop.
Felini nonetheless retains exploring new artistic codecs and applied sciences. A type of initiatives is the creation of Felini’s Kitty Cat Stickers. They’re freely out there for WhatsApp on Android (nonetheless) and as animated stickers for iOS Messenger… and on Giphy. Giphy is the place they ended up making fairly a splash: Felini’s Kitty Cat Sticker with the birthday current has been seen over 325 million instances (as of June 2022). I look ahead to bringing a number of the hottest stickers to the NFT world, exploring this new territory with Felini’s first non-fungible token assortment.
Chris: Felini’s Kitty Sticker NFT follows the recognition of the extensively recognized sticker of the cat. Has this additionally affected the value of the token? How a lot might be the price of one Felini Kitty Sticker NFT?
Til: Sure, the value of every token displays it is reputation on Giphy in addition to suggestions on different channels. My private perceived worth can also be factored in – this consists of the complexity of the creation course of but in addition the sweetness and genuine really feel of the finalized stickers. The rarity of every token would be the fundamental indicator for pricing nonetheless (see picture beneath).
Following this logic Felini’s Kitty Sticker NFT assortment will function a large pricing vary. There might be very uncommon gadgets out there for nearly 1 ETH, hopefully attracting buyers that do see the long run potential of the Felini model. However there might be very reasonably priced tokens additionally, even beneath 0.03 ETH to cater to Felini followers who simply need to be part of the enjoyable for the value of a pleasant t-shirt.
Chris: In addition to, the token can also be partaking in cat welfare. How does it do this? How a lot of the funds can be allotted in direction of kitty welfare?
Til: Felini is basically eager on serving to his huge & wild family! 10% of the proceeds might be donated – for the time being my charity of alternative is Panthera.org – they’re doing a tremendous job! There’s extra information on the why and the way of Felini’s mission at: https://felini.rocks/mission
Massive Cat Rescue can also be an awesome charity we’d assist sooner or later. Felini can also be eyeing some NFTs by WWF geared in direction of saving endangered feline species. Serving to maintain these animals alive, for our youngsters and grand-kids to observe and revel in simply feels essential to Felini and me.
Chris: In the meantime, Felini’s Kitty NFT is being launched on the Polygon to save lots of on the gasoline. How a lot can be the gasoline? Additionally, is there every other cause for not selecting the extensively common Ethereum community?
Til: It is actually these two huge the reason why Felini’s assortment was minted on Polygon:
1. We needed to maintain the NFTs reasonably priced for everyone and perhaps much more importantly
2. The environmental impression of Polygon is only a fraction of what Ethereum would trigger when it comes to carbon footprint. What is the level in giving cash to charities that defend the large cats if we fry their habitats with our CO2 emissions?
Chris: The cat is black and furry, how is every token distinct from the opposite? What number of tokens might be launched within the first drop?
Til: Felini`s Kitty Cat Stickers mirror various moods similar to correct emojis would: Feeling like a king at present? Trying ahead to a Birthday celebration? Moderately cool or stunned? Felini has obtained you coated even when you really feel just like the goddess of spring, a rainbow unicorn or simply need to shoot lasers out of your eyes. Every sticker has it`s personal little story (within the description) – the way it has been made or the place else it may be discovered.
There are 15 totally different tokens deliberate for this assortment, divided into 5 classes of how uncommon the tokens are. Take a look on the picture beneath.
Chris: Together with this, please state if there are some uncommon tokens? If that’s the case, is there a rarity referencer out there for the buyers?
Til: The next picture lists the availability of every token. These additionally decide the value classes. I hope that is straight ahead and permits a good and easy NFT launch to as many individuals as doable:
Chris: Earlier than closing, please share your plans for the way forward for Felini’s Kitty NFT. Do you could have plans to promote stickers of the NFTs IRL by a reside merch retailer?
Til: These are nice questions. When it comes to future NFT initiatives, there’s truly a brilliant enjoyable 10k NFT assortment in my drawer ready to be launched. It is nonetheless picture renderings of Felini with numerous enjoyable objects alluding to cat memes and in addition Felini’s private adventures. For now I need to benefit from the present expertise of releasing the Kitty Sticker NFTs and see what the takeaways are. The subsequent assortment will certainly purpose as soon as extra for an eco-friendly blockchain (Solana perhaps?).
As you recommend there’s a lot extra to discover with NFTs. Linking actual life merchandise at Felini.store to NFTs is definitely one thing that I need to look into. There are additionally some kitty sport concepts taking part in in my thoughts that would profit from a web3 integration (e.g. NFT in-game property)… The sky is the restrict, actually. Trying ahead to exploring!
I actually recognize your time and consideration relating to my Kitty NFT challenge! And naturally I need to thank the NFT group in addition to Felini’s followers for studying and need everyone heaps of enjoyable searching Felini`s Kitty Cat Sticker assortment!