Gather round, Fluffle. It’s the moment you’ve all been shaking for. The day you’ll finally receive the answer to the age old question that has puzzled Flufkind since the dawn of our species: WEN LEGS?
THE TIME HAS COME. On 09/08/22 5AM UTC, our FBX & GLTF models will be made available for download in the Underground along with our other file formats. Whether you’re a 3D artist wiz, or those acronyms have you saying ‘WTF?’, strap in for a rundown of the exciting possibility walking its way into the Underground as we speak.
<strikethrough>Wen<strikethrough> Why Legs?
Creativity is at the heart of the FLUF World ecosystem, from our content right through to the full commercial rights holders have over their assets. FLUF collections have always been yours to create with to your heart’s content, from derivative collections to your own brands, products and creative IP.
For this, you need assets in multiple file formats along with insight into how to use them. Today we’re excited to be bringing you quality, game-ready digital models, set to enable seamless creation of digital experiences, in the game environments and media formats you love.
Before we hop into our tutorial, here’s a quick overview of the file formats you’ll have at your disposal:
An .fbx file is a 3D model saved in the Autodesk Filmbox format. It contains a model that can be used and shared across a variety of digital modeling and content creation programs, including the Autodesk suite of applications. FBX files are often used in game development and animation.
glTF (GL Transmission Format) is a 3D file format that stores 3D model information in JSON format. The use of JSON minimizes both the size of 3D assets and the runtime processing needed to unpack and use those assets. It was adopted for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by applications.
PNG stands for “Portable Graphics Format”. It is the most frequently used uncompressed raster image format on the internet. This lossless data compression format was created to replace the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). PNG file format is an open format with no copyright limitations.
GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. GIF is a faster file format designed for relatively basic images that appear mainly on the internet. GIF files also allow images or frames to be combined, creating basic animations.
The MP4 extension represents MPEG-4 format which can be used as a container for different types of media (Audio, Video, Subtitles, etc) individually or together. Popular as a video file format.
Waveform Audio File Format (WAVE, or WAV due to its filename extension; pronounced "wave") is an audio file format standard, developed for storing an audio bitstream on PCs. It is the main format used on Microsoft Windows systems for uncompressed audio.
Ready to get started? Non-Fungible Labs 3D Designer André Martinez will take you through a quick tutorial series, showing you how to use your new assets.
1 - Presenting assets
2 - What you can do
Here, André introduces the two different formats of your Fluf 3D models and the core differences between them. He also provides examples of just a few of the potential applications of your 3D models.
3 - Importing to Blender
In these clips, André walks through how to import the 3D model of your Fluf into Blender and what to expect from each different file format. This tutorial also explains how to navigate the rigging system, and details some of the basic animations we will be including with your Fluf.
4 - How to import into Unreal Engine 5
Here, André shows us how to import .fbx files into Unreal Engine 5 and troubleshoots the potential issues you may encounter.
5 - How to import into Unity
Here, André explains how to import both .fbx and glTF models into Unity and demonstrates how to ensure the textures of your Fluf are appearing correctly.
6 - Conclusion
Finally, André wraps up what we’ve learnt from this tutorial series and challenges the Fluffle to unleash their creativity!
So what are you waiting for?
We have some exciting competitions in the works to let eager creators showcase their talent over the coming weeks. Now, go forth and BUIDL.