Minting & Importing NFTs
Each NFT must belong to a collection, so you must first mint a collection. You may use a single collection to group all the NFTs for your game or make a different collection to represent different groups of items. For example, you may have a collection of melee weapons and another collection of firearm items.
Altura's platform supports collections minted outside of Altura. Importing your collection means all the NFTs within that collection can be integrated in-game using Altura's API or SDKs. Additionally, they will appear and be tradable on the Altura marketplace and importable into white-label marketplaces.
To import your collection, visit the create page on the Altura marketplace and select 'import collection.' When importing your collection, you have two options: migrate or sync.
Syncing your collection means the metadata will continue to be stored outside Altura, and Altura’s systems will periodically fetch and sync this metadata. Syncing your collection enables the imported collection to be compatible with Altura’s marketplace and integration tools. However, synced collections will not support the Smart NFT endpoints, which require you to migrate your collection instead. This is because the Smart NFT features require that the metadata be hosted on Altura’s platform.
Migrating your collection means that Altura will fetch and store the NFT’s metadata one time and require the contract owner to change the URI on the contract to point to Altura’s servers. This enables the imported collection to be compatible with Altura’s marketplace, the API & SDKs, and Smart NFT technology. Note that migrating your collection does not mean that it will be removed from other marketplaces; it just means that Altura is the host for the metadata.