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Manifold Creator Contract

At the center of Manifold Studio is the Creator Contract. By deploying your own contract, you are creating the highest level of digital provenance to your art work.

Why do you need your own creator contract?

Manifold Creator is a smart contract owned and deployed by you, the creator.
Collaborating with artists like Mad Dog Jones (REPLICATOR), Pak (ASH), FVCKRENDER (Sotheby’s Auction), we learned three key aspects that a creator-centric minting contract should feature:
  1. 1.
    Authenticity — true provenance for creators
  2. 2.
    Interoperability — works with existing ERC-721/1155 NFT platforms
  3. 3.
    Extensibility — unique, creator-approved NFT applications
And of course, the smart contract should be open source and free to use. In a nutshell, this describes Manifold Creator, but there’s a lot more.

Authenticity

Manifold Creator ensures the NFTs it mints are authentically attributed to the creator themselves. As a result, collectors can be assured the NFTs they purchase are 100% genuine, backed by the creator. As an example, here’s Mad Dog Jones’ first self-minted NFT on the blockchain. The token ID? 1, of course! (Also note total network cost to mint = $25 bucks; total platform fees = $0).
As NFT creators and collectos grow in sophistication, true provenance is a feature high quality creators and collectors care about.
Mad Dog Jones' Creator Contract

Interoperability

Manifold Creator is based on the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 standards. As such, all NFTs minted with Manifold Creator are recognized on all open NFT marketplaces, including those like OpenSea, LooksRare and Foundation. This means that you have a choice of listing and selling NFTs using open libraries like the OpenSea SDK, or as you’ll read later, using your own marketplace.

Extensibility

Finally, at the core of Manifold Creator is a powerful extension framework that allows creators to install blockchain “apps” that extend the functionality of their own creator contract.
Using extensions, creators can do much more than simply mint visual and audio NFTs. The extensions framework is infinitely customizable and enables creators to introduce new mechanics, partner with third parties platforms and much more.

Convenience Features

  • Batch minting
  • Admin configuration (allow team members to mint and do other things)

Royalty Specifications

  • Ability for creators to set royalties (default, per extension, and per NFT)
  • Adherence to royalties is optional based on marketplace