Hello! Are you able to inform us extra about your self and the position you are taking part in in that blooming mission?
Til: That is me, Til. Character animator by day, entrepreneur and NFT artist by evening.
For the document: 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 nearly actual! Who’s the artist? What’s the story behind the group 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 nearly actual. The creation course of is kind of concerned, so it makes me very completely happy seeing others see magnificence in my labour and creation too! Really 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 would 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 if 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 associates 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 cellular kitten video games along with Felini’s alter ego “Little Kitten” for iOS. Whereas Peter and Little Kitten went on to provide extra apps, Felini and I ventured into totally different tasks, like e.g. Felini’s shop.
Felini nonetheless retains exploring new inventive codecs and applied sciences. A type of tasks 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 sit up for 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 worth of the token? How a lot might be the price of one Felini Kitty Sticker NFT?
Til: Sure, the worth 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 contains 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 nevertheless (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 traders 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 a part of the enjoyable for the worth of a pleasant t-shirt.
Chris: Apart from, the token can also be participating in cat welfare. How does it try this? How a lot of the funds could be allotted in the direction of kitty welfare?
Til: Felini is admittedly eager on serving to his huge & wild relations! 10% of the proceeds might be donated – in the intervening time 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
Huge Cat Rescue can also be a terrific charity we would help sooner or later. Felini can also be eyeing some NFTs by WWF geared in the direction of saving endangered feline species. Serving to preserve these animals alive, for our children and grand-kids to observe and luxuriate 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 could be the gasoline? Additionally, is there some other motive for not selecting the extensively common Ethereum community?
Til: It is actually these two huge the explanation why Felini’s assortment was minted on Polygon:
1. We wished to maintain the NFTs reasonably priced for everyone and possibly 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 massive 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 identical to correct emojis would: Feeling like a king right this moment? Wanting ahead to a Birthday celebration? Slightly cool or shocked? Felini has obtained you coated even for those who 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 traders?
Til: The next picture lists the availability of every token. These additionally decide the worth classes. I hope that is straight ahead and allows a good and easy NFT launch to as many individuals as potential:
Chris: Earlier than closing, please share your plans for the way forward for Felini’s Kitty NFT. Do you may have plans to promote stickers of the NFTs IRL by a dwell merch retailer?
Til: These are nice questions. When it comes to future NFT tasks, there may be really an excellent enjoyable 10k NFT assortment in my drawer ready to be launched. It is nonetheless picture renderings of Felini with plenty of 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 possibly?).
As you recommend there may be 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 recreation concepts taking part in in my thoughts that might profit from a web3 integration (e.g. NFT in-game property)… The sky is the restrict, actually. Wanting ahead to exploring!
I actually recognize your time and consideration relating to my Kitty NFT mission! 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!