The metaverse, an interactive virtual platform that mirrors our physical world, is growing in popularity due to augmented and virtual reality advancements. An idea explored in movies like "Ready Player One" is becoming a reality.
Specifically, the metaverse allows users to work, play, and communicate with others in a virtual world. While users will have the opportunity to play games with friends, or even shop, they may also want to have a place to live. This scenario is where digital architecture and virtual real estate come into play.
Video games have already explored this. Games like "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" or "The Sims" allow users to purchase land and build homes on it. Additionally, some titles in "The Sims" franchise let users acquire properties for commercial use. However, the difference in the metaverse is that users will use real-world currency, and the digital properties can appreciate in value.
Savvy individuals, investors, and companies can maximize the metaverse's architectural and digital real estate possibilities. Read on for more information about these opportunities in the metaverse and how a freelance designer can help you capitalize on them.
Today, users can buy and own digital land using virtual money, known as cryptocurrency. Bitcoin and Etherium are examples of cryptocurrencies used for commerce in the metaverse.
Digital land ownership is made possible by the blockchain, a digital ledger that can show and track the ownership of real estate — and other items — in the metaverse. For example, a user may want to purchase land in The Sandbox, a virtual metaverse platform, and build a mansion. The individual would need to buy the land and could then get an architect to help them develop a personalized design. From there, they can work with a metaverse architectural designer to help them build out their concept on the land they purchased.
On the other hand, a business owner may want to create a virtual location for their brick and mortar store. They would likely follow similar steps to create a place to sell to customers. Digital real estate is proving to become a lucrative endeavor for some, as some plots of virtual land have gone for over four million in some cases.
Traditional architecture is not only limited to traditional homes and commercial building layouts. Building codes, environmental considerations, and even the laws of physics are not as much of a limiting factor. Buildings can be just as artistic or functional as you want them. If you want to create a virtual maze that defies gravity or an unconventional castle, you can as building limitations in the metaverse are not the same as those in the physical world. In addition, the unique metaverse structure can be minted as a unique NFT to showcase the authentic ownership of the property with the 3D design file (i.e., .fbx, .obj, .glb, .glTF files, etc.) provided by the digital architect.
However, before you can begin your metaverse architecture or real estate project, you must find a talented design freelancer. For over a decade, the team at Cad Crowd has helped businesses find exceptional freelance talent. Finding the right design professional can be time-consuming, and our team seeks to make that process as seamless and straightforward as possible.
If you're thinking of jumping into architecture and real estate within the metaverse, know that you don't have to handle all the services alone. Cad Crowd has an extensive network of designers you can work with to bring your architectural ideas to life within the metaverse.
These are just some of the 3D metaverse architectural and real estate-related offered by our community of 3D designers and drafting services experts. For a more comprehensive list, please take a look at our services page.
The metaverse is an ever-evolving platform, and architecture and real estate trends will also likely continue to change within this medium. As a result, you'll need a dynamic designer who can adapt and pivot to meet consumer needs.
Much like standard 3D NFT artists (Non-fungible tokens), metaverse architecture firms can be personalized and customized to meet various needs and preferences.
Additionally, as mentioned above, these digital locations can appreciate and be sold for a profit. So, you stand to gain from investing in dynamic design talent who can create exceptional architectural models that attract your audience.
Regardless of where you are in the design process, we can help you find a talented and capable designer that allows you to take advantage of the real estate opportunities the metaverse offers.
If you're ready to begin the process, we invite you to reach out to us for a free quote today.