Ever wondered how Collectibles are created on Playbite? Have you wanted to make your own? We created this guide to teach you or your team how to make your own using a free modeling tool called Blender!
Follow the steps listed below to get started, make your own, and submit it to the Playbite team for consideration to be added into the Playbite App:
Step 1: Download Blender
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. This is the main tool we use to create the collectibles you see in our app today. To get started, download Blender here
Step 2: Download the Collectible Template
Now that you have Blender installed, you need to download the Template we use to create collectibles. Download our template here. Open this file in Blender and you should see our basic collectible, just like the screenshot below. Inside the file are two folders: “Collectible” and “Scene”. You need to keep everything in the “Collectible” folder except the “Head” object. The “Scene” is hidden by default, and we recommend keeping that off while you’re designing your collectible and then turning it on when you want to render your screenshot.
Step 3: Create your design
It is time to be creative! The design is set up so you keep the “Eye L”, “Eye R”, “Eye Shine L”, “Eye Shine R”. Edit or remove the “Head”. We recommend starting with the “Head” shape and either adding to it or manipulating it to understand how the Collectible template works. If you are looking for resources on how to use Blender, check out this great series on youtube from Blender Guru!
In order to conform to our Collectible design rules for submission, you need to keep the Eyes, and the Scene.
Step 4: Render your Collectible
Render your collectible model and make sure the Scene is unchanged with the exception of a background color you choose. Save your image. Congrats! You rendered your first collectible and are ready to submit to the Playbite team (if you feel it is ready).
Step 5: Submit your Collectible to the Playbite team
Add your rendered image to the #community-content channel in the Playbite Discord and tag a Playbite member so we can see it!
In order for your collectible to be added to the app, it needs to:
- Have a name! (Feel free to suggest one when you submit)
- Reach at least 20 votes in the Discord from the Playbite community
- Go through a quality check from the Playbite team to ensure it lives up to our standards for a collectible! This means model, color, and aesthetic all match what has been previously released.
Once your collectible is submitted, we’ll be in touch over Discord on any additional steps you need to take to ensure it is up to our standards. When a collectible is accepted, you’ll get a special version of it, 200k ticket bonus, and we’ll schedule it to go out to be purchased by all Playbite users! You’ll also get 5% of the tickets used to purchase your collectible!
We’re really looking forward to seeing what you all make!