On Cyber galleries and Collabs
Among NFT friends, Oncyber.io’s 3D galleries have recently received a lot of attention. It has never been easier to experience digital art in an immersive reality. In this article we will highlight the new portal and offer a short guide for gallery owners and artists.
Intro to Cyber
This is On Cyber: A virtual gallery in the Metaverse, that allows NFT owners and artists to display their artwork in a 3D world. Here, for example, you can see a gallery with the impressive exhibits of the collector Vincent Van Dough, known only under his pseudonym. The collector caught the attention of the NFT community when he started buying up Art Blocks NFTs at prices that were considered extremely high at the time.
The beautiful thing about oncyber.io is that it is browser-based so:
- It doesn’t require any software installation to view or edit a gallery.
- It works on desktop or mobile devices.
- It works even more brilliantly if you have VR equipment to really make it an immersive experience. But even without, the experience is far more immersive than just scrolling through 2D marketplaces.
Animations work well, as do other forms of 3D artworks that are designed accordingly. Many artworks really become striking when they are displayed in a three-dimensional space. Just try it out, it’s worth it.
On Cyber for gallery owners
1. How can I create and curate my own gallery?
The viewing experience is fantastic and straightforward. But what if I’d like to create and curate my own gallery? This is where things get really interesting. Putting up NFT art is as simple as:
- Sign in using your wallet (eg. MetaMask)
- Choose a gallery style – Free galleries are available like in the picture below. Advanced users can acquire large galleries via an NFT marketplace.
- Click on the user-friendly gallery interface (e.g. in the screenshot you can see how to “add an asset”).
- Select the NFT you’d like to display.
- Make adjustments like size and positioning, add borders and more.
- The gallery is now ready!
Oncyber supports accessing NFTs from different wallets and different chains such as Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), etc. Good to know: On Cyber has no control over the contents of the wallet at any time. It only displays the data that is available on the blockchain anyway.
2. How can I collaborate with friends in my gallery?
Of course, it would be a shame if one could only show their own works. As in a real gallery, you can also exhibit other works that do not belong to you. These partnerships are called collaborations, or in short simply “collabs”. The collaboration mechanics are relatively straightforward, but require some understanding of how it works, as links need to be created and clicked.
These are the Steps for the gallery owner:
Important Note from the Oncyber team:
“We’re just asking for verification of wallet address to identify, fetch & display assets. We don’t access the wallet or perform any operation with it!”
On Cyber for artists
1. I have received an invitation. What should I do?
You have had an interview with a gallery owner and he or she invites you to exhibit your work? That’s a great opportunity and we’ll now show you the steps you need to take. You are not bound by any limitations and can exhibit the same work in as many galleries as you like at the same time.
2. How can I be sure that my NFT will not be stolen?
That is a good and important question. When it comes to crypto, you should always be careful. First of all, please make sure that you always use the correct domain: oncyber.io. If the domain displayed in the address bar is different, do not perform any further actions and close the browser window!
You should know that Oncyber could display any NFT in the world even without any consent. But that would not fit with the business idea, where you can only display your own NFT or those of collaborators. For this reason, Oncyber requires you to prove that you have control over a wallet. This is done by signing a specific message. The matching signature can only be created by the owner of the wallet. At no time does a transaction occur on the blockchain. Thus, your NFTs are completely safe. As far as we know, Oncyber does not utilise transactions on the blockchain for managing galleries. If that is the case in the future, we need to take another look at the security
Thanks a lot
If you have read this article all the way through, you should be familiar with the On Cyber portal. Thank you very much for going this way together with us! If you have any questions, please visit us in the HAUS HOPPE Discord.
About the author
Johannes Hoppe works as an independent software architect, consultant and trainer for web technologies. He maintains this website and the crypto art of Olaf Hoppe. Johannes made his first bitcoin transaction in 2013.
About the author
CasperB is an anonymous NFT collector from Asia. He supports independent artists by promoting them through his Oncyber gallery. CasperB has been into NFTs since Art Block’s Curated Series 2.