We're often asked about "collaborations" and how a creator can "partner" with Manifold. We love hearing about these ideas and the best part of Manifold Creator is that it allows for customization and the ability to do this yourself!
If the tools or mechanics you are looking for cannot be found in Manifold Studio, it can be built via an extension from a developer or a technical member of your team.
Please reach out to us! There’s no need to burn the token, we’ll look into the issue for with you. If there is an extra token this can be used for a differnt purpose later on. Please email us at: [email protected]
First, try refreshing your metadata! There is no need to burn the token.
If you are still having issues viewing your artwork on Opensea, please check if it displays correctly on Rarible. Sometimes platform will load faster than the other. Please note, if the file size is large, it will take longer for this to display on each of the sites. Depending on the file size this could anywhere from a few minutes to over an hour for large files. (Files over 300mb will not display)
If the file displays correctly on Rarible, the metadata for your token is correct and it is recommended to reach out to Opensea support.
A couple things to check:
Double check the Metadata
- 1.Please go to the Contract page from Manifold Studio, click on your address and head to your contract's Etherscan page.
- 2.On Etherscan - In the Contract section, there is a 'Read Contract' tab where you will be able to enter the token ID.
- 3.After entering the token ID, copy and paste the link and into a new tab.
- 4.This link is the metadata for your smart contract. Here you will find the Arweave link to your token. Please ensure the file is there and the data or links are correct. If the following is correct, then your token has been minted properly. If you have waited for some time and it isn't showing up, try validating the asset.
Validate if the asset is the issue
Using the link below, enter the your wallet address/token ID into the link below:
https://api.opensea.io/asset/ (Enter your wallet address/Token ID) /validate
It will look something like this:
Once you open this link into a new browser you'll be able to see if the token is the issue.
Because you own your contract, you are free to do whatever you please! Currently Manifold Studio doesn't support uploading to IPFS, but your contract absolutely supports it.
In the case of Arweave vs IPFS, we have evaluated both solutions and decided for our use case, Arweave is a more permanent solution. Another thing to keep in mind is that IPFS requires continual maintenance. Running your own node can be expensive and providers like Pinata can charge a monthly fee.
If you would like use IPFS for your token and already have a link on Pinata, you can update the tokenURI on your contract by following this tutorial: https://docs.manifold.xyz/v/manifold-for-developers/smart-contracts/manifold-creator/contracts/creator-core/common-functions#metadata-functions
First, try refreshing the metadata! ie, this can be done on Opensea by clicking the refresh icon on the token page. There is no need to burn your token for this reason.
If your artwork isn’t showing up, there are a few reasons this maybe likely. The first question, is where is this token not displaying?
1. Your filetype/size is an issue
If your token has been minted and is displaying on one platform and not any others, it is likely a bug with the platform itself or a limit the platform has set displaying specific filetypes or sizes. If this is the case, please reach out to support from these platforms.
2. Issues uploading to Arweave
Is your token displaying incorrectly on all platforms? If it is displaying incorrectly on all platforms after it has been minted, this could be an issue with the token/file itself.
First, examine the token metadata. Click on the TokenID in Opensea. This will bring you to a page with your metadata. There you will see a URL to an Arweave link. Please ensure your Arweave link is displaying the media as intended. If it is, then the issue is likely to be an issue with the platform displaying your content.
If the file isn't as intended, there is no need to burn the token. Go to the token within Manifold Studio. Please try uploading the file again. From studio, delete the image thumbnail and reupload, then hit "Update on Mainnet".
It is the marketplace contract, not a creator contract that dictates the flow of sales from the buyer to the seller, and optionally to the original creator.
The marketplace contract that determines the rules of where the sales goes. Our royalty registry is a smart contract that ‘provides instructions’ to 3rd party marketplace contracts on where money should go, but it’s up to the marketplace contract to follow those rules on voluntarily.
Manifold contracts are only able to specify the rules of the token - not the settlement of token sales
For any contracts deployed (with at least one token minted) prior to January 2, 2023, Opensea will enforce royalties on all tokens on those contracts. This includes tokens minted after January 2, 2023 on those contracts.
For contracts deployed after this date, OpenSea royalties will only be enforced if you block marketplaces OpenSea has deemed royalty avoiding. You can choose to enable this feature on your contract royalty settings page.
For Manifold Studio - these optimizations are either already handled, or not applicable. Feel free to call the Manifold CreatorCore a "standard" or an "implementation" or add a letter, like "M".
The first optimization made by ERC721A is modifying the way that
ERC721Enumerablestores token metadata. The Manifold CreatorCore contract does not implement the
IERC721Enumerableinterface so this optimization is not applicable.
The second optimization made by ERC721A is an optimization for the specific use-case of batch minting that only updates the owner's balance once. (So your balance might go from 1 to 5 instead of 1 to 2, 2 to 3, and so on). This is certainly useful for batch minting, which is applicable to 10k PFP projects. For minting individual tokens in Manifold Studio, this is not applicable. We also have our own batch minting optimization, which you can read about here.
The third optimization made by ERC721A is similar to the second, but instead of batch-updating a given account owner's balance, it batch-updates the owner for a given range of tokens. For similar reasons to above, this is not really applicable to mints through Manifold Studio.
Not to worry!
When your contract is being deployed, we take an additional step to verify the contract. This additional step is meant to ensure the contract code is valid and the same code that was just deployed.
Please check the following things:
- Ensure Ledger Live updated
- Ledger Firmware on the Device itself using Manager
- Ethereum Application on the Device itself using Manager
- Turn on Blind Signing in Ethereum Application's Settings on Device
- Refer to ledger to potential - confirm issues
- Using Chrome - Seems to work better with Hardware Wallets
At this time, you are unable to view your Contract administrators from Studio. To see who your administrators are, follow these steps:
- 1.Go to your contract on Etherscan. (You can do so by clicking on your mainnet contract address in the contract overview on Studio)
- 2.Click on the "Contract" tab
- 3.Click on "Read as Proxy"
- 4.Click on the "getAdmins" function
Please double check you're signing in with the right wallet. It's likely that the account you created the account with in Manifold is not the account you deployed the token with. ie, an account created on a hot wallet and deployed from a cold wallet.
If this is the case, after signing up, you will see the appropriate deployments. If you're still running into issues please feel free to reach out to us.
There is no file size limit to your mint. Larger files will take longer to appear and may appear blank. Please allow some time before the file becomes viewable and check both Opensea and Rarible links.
** Please note - Although Manifold doesn't have file size limits, platforms may have limits that will prevent your token from displaying properly. ie. Opensea has a filesize limit of 300MB.
If your token is stuck uploading, please give it some time. Manifold Studio uses Arweave to store your data and it can take some time before uploading.
If you restart the page and have yet to sign the transaction, your upload will resume. There is no need to delete the token and start over.
Manifold Studio creates metadata on Arweave, which is permanent and immutable. When metadata is changed, a new metadata file on Arweave is created and this is recorded on-chain. In other words, any changes to metadata done through Studio are recorded on-chain and it’s provenance preserved.
Yes! Although this feature is not supported within Studio, it can be done on Etherscan.
Once you are on Etherscan - You can navigate to the Write as Proxy section of the page. At this point you willhave to connect your Metamask to Etherscan.
Click the [Connect to Web3] button to do so. You can see it in the graphic below with the red dot.
Once connected, click #5 - MintBaseExisting and fill out the fields:
To - The address you would like to send the airdrop to
TokenIDs - The token ID of the NFT
Amounts - The number of copies they will receive, in this case ** Small reminder that the 3 fields need to have the  brackets to open and close the value. So it would look like 
Technically, by default your artwork is on chain because we use Arweave. This is a blockchain dedicated to storing and distributing content, referred to as a "Blockweave". Because of this, your artwork is on chain, but the data for the art lives on Arweave and the token itself lives on Ethereum.
To upload via Studio you need to bundle everything into one html file. Another approach is to upload a directory with all the files directly via Pinata/Arweave and follow the steps here to mint on Studio: https://docs.manifold.xyz/tutorials/minting-html-pages#3.-uploading-the-html-page-to-ipfs-through-pinata
Opensea: My collection title is wrong. Why does it say V2 or Unidentified Contract? How do I set the royalties on Opensea?
Your collection description and title are set on Opensea and not within Manifold Studio. If you're seeing the following:
Click on the blue text to head over the Collection page. Then this button here to edit. This will allow you to edit the contract name as well as set the contract royalties!
Tokens minted to testnet are publicly available, but only to those who know specifically where to link. Imagine creating a random website and posting your work there without any kind of advertisment, unless someone knows the exact domain they will unlikely find their way there. If you would like to be more secure, you can upload a blank image for the Goerli mint once you've promoted your token to Mainnet.
Yes! Your Manifold Contracts can be imported as a series in SuperRare.
Typically creators will deploy a SR specific contract and let SuperRare know which contract address to ingest as a new series.
We are here for the long term and we truly believe self-sovereign contracts are a fundamental piece for creators. Manifold will never charge creators for deploying, minting or interacting with their contracts. If Manifold some day disappears or creators just don’t want to use Manifold Studio anymore, they should still be able to own and use their own contracts without any trouble.
We want to help build a future where creators own and manage their art with true provenance and sovereignty as well as give them tools to embrace the capabilities of this new medium. We are super excited about that future and we believe web3 is bringing new models that align both the community and the protocols being built so we are taking our time to see what could be a good fit for Manifold in the future.