🎨How to Create NFTs

Token Creation -> Metadata Generation -> NFT Minting

In order to create your first Hedera NFTs, you'll need to go through a 3-Step Process:

📦 Token/Collection Creation

Remember that the Token will serve as the "box" in which to mint/introduce the NFTs later.

So, before creating new NFTs, you'll always need a Collection (Token).

Learn more about NFT Collections here, and discover how to create your first NFT Collection and get your Token ID with Kabila Tools here.

⬆️ Metadata Generation

It's essential to note that NFT Metadata is typically not stored on the same blockchain where the NFTs are minted.

Instead, most NFT data is stored on the IPFS (InterPlanetary File System), a protocol that relies on storage-focused blockchains like Filecoin or Arweave to store these files.

Think of IPFS as a free and open, decentralized Dropbox.

So before minting NFTs, you'll need to upload and store each NFT's Metadata on IPFS.

Each time you upload NFT Metadata, IPFS will provide you with a unique link known as a CID (Content Identifier) for each NFT, which points to where the NFT metadata is stored in IPFS.

These CID links are what you'll need to add in the NFT metadata field when minting your NFTs on Hedera or any other blockchain.

Learn how to upload your NFTs Metadata to IPFS and get your CIDs.

CID Link Example for 1 NFT: ipfs://bafybeietwnhskdagzi7mnpjg5oxm5fjcq44tb74m3dus5yabcmb2p43h3q/metadata_9.json

🔨 NFT Minting

Now, in order to mint your NFTs, you should have:

  • An NFT Collection, which means you already have a Token ID and at least, a Supply Key to mint the new NFTs.

  • One ore more CID Links, which means you've already uploaded your NFT(s) Metadata to IPFS.

With these 2 steps completed, you can now proceed to mint one ore more NFTs.

Learn how to mint your NFTs.

Once you've successfully minted your NFTs, always visit your NFT Creator Gallery to ensure that your NFTs have been created correctly.

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