Uses of the metaverse are multiplying as fast as technology will allow. From fashion design to art displays, creatives are finding more and more ways to both demo their work before it comes to the real world and also create spaces that are meant to be experienced entirely in the metaverse.
Many designers create a large percentage of their work in digital spaces before they put it out into the world, testing and editing their work without having to spend time searching for materials and subsequently waste expensive, often non-renewable resources. Artists and designers have also been able to create metaverse rooms to display and market their work to a wide variety of potential clients and patrons, expanding their reach farther than air travel could have allowed.
Some artists even create work or installations that are specifically designed to be experienced in digital spaces, such as what audiences viewed at McDonald’s Lunar New Year Event, a project in partnership with OfflineTV and fashion icon Humberto Leon. This event invited anyone from around the world to celebrate Lunar New Year in the metaverse. Similar events have occurred with individual artists and even famous museums, where people from all over the world can roam through a fully digital art gallery filled with NFT artwork.
As metaverse environments become more and more detailed and lifelike, the imaginations of their designers push their applications into more exciting territory.
Spatial takes the ability to build metaverse lands a step further, enabling entire metaverse ecosystems built from the ground up. Geographical features, climate and weather assets, and animal and plant life can be created, generating an entirely new world with its own set of rules and characteristics that might look like real locations or could be the product of pure imagination.
Imagine if real estate transactions could include complete, 3D simulations of what a property could potentially become? Detailed mapping of the geography of metaverse environments, could enable prospective buyers to visualize and actually experience their dream property rather than simply see it in a model.
Each metaverse room is collaborative, each person involved can interact face to face across limitless miles using digital avatars. Imagine interior designers curating spaces real and imagined. Event planners enable clients to do the impossible by defying laws of physics. Urban planners not only use virtual models to crunch numbers, but to actually get a sense of how their proposed projects will feel like.
The applications of Spatial’s capabilities go beyond real world applications. We’ve already seen what CGI can do to create the worlds of our favorite fantasy films, but what if we could actually be inside those worlds and not just view them on a screen?
Spatial enables designers to create a public space for live events and demonstrations where up to 50 people can share the experience. Spatial was founded in 2016 with roots in workplace collaboration and thus is extensively feature rich for a metaverse platform. Content to build your world can be uploaded in one click, as simple as dragging and dropping. Upload videos, 3D models, or even a selfie to create your own lifelike avatar. Spatial’s metaverse spaces support gITF integration for models, with PBR-based material properties that make your creation more lifelike. You can also bring in assets through our integrations with MetaMask, Google Drive, or OneDrive. Simply share your screen and leave digital sticky notes in your space to communicate to participants or help keep track of your thoughts as you iterate on the environment. Those are just a few of the things you can do from the web browser or mobile app, but Spatial also works on VR headsets such as the Oculus Quest. From drawing in 3D, auto layout for galleries, to LiDAR scans that bring in your real world, you'll be surprised by all you can do.
The ability to create metaverse lands opens up all kinds of new possibilities for digital commerce, as each digital space can be stamped with its own digital signature, belonging exclusively to the creator or purchaser. Land can be purchased, traded, or rented out, with a recorded history of ownership to enable lands to become collector’s items. Additionally, metaverse spaces can be developed and divided, leading to a theoretical increase in value. To read more about Spatial’s stance on buying land read this article.
In Short: the problem with this potential real estate NFT market is that:
- There is in reality an unlimited amount of digital real estate available
- The value of virtual land is closely tied to the popularity of the platform that hosts itUndeveloped land in the metaverse has little immediate utility and therefore little value
“Any virtual place yields its value from what is going on in that particular corner of the metaverse. The value of a Spatial space is created when someone creates something meaningful or beautiful. Then it becomes a destination, a place to be.” - Bri Scully, Spatial
We have always believed that the metaverse is about community and helping creatives do what they do best: Create. The more flexible and easy to use our platform is, the more artists and designers will use the platform, which will help our platform be even better.
This is why we offer you the ability to create metaverse spaces to your customized specifications for free. We offer useful pre-built templates that can be edited and adjusted to your specific use case, more granular tools so you can build your space virtually from scratch, and even the ability to scan real world spaces and upload an avatar version into Spatial. Additionally, photos can be uploaded to create a Skybox that transforms the 2D photo into a 3D environment.
Once you have developed a Space for your specific use cases, whether business-related or just recreational, you can then monetize it by renting it out to others or share it with the world and generate buzz for your designs. Or you can just have fun in the world that you’ve created.
It is free after all.