Step 3: Reveal your drop
When to reveal?
After you've started your drop and it’s open for minting, you're able to reveal the final assets of your drop at any time.
If you can tell that your drop is going to sell out, wait until it does before you reveal. This will give every buyer a fair chance to get an NFT before the reveal. If it isn’t selling out, revealing your drop can be a good way to spark energy back into the market. Ideally, we would recommend waiting at least a day or so after starting your drop before you reveal.
When you’re ready to reveal, navigate to “Reveal” on your drop landing page. Here, you’ll upload the final assets for your drop, configure the metadata, and reveal your drop to your collectors.
What you'll need
- The final assets + metadata (optional)
Upload the final assets
Now that you've opened your drop up for minting, and hopefully have had some sales — it's time to think about revealing the final assets of your drop to the world! Confirm that everything looks good in the preview experience. Optionally, you may also add metadata to your NFTs.
When the artwork is being revealed, Foundation will shuffle the assets and name them automatically, guaranteeing collector fairness and making this step as easy as possible.
- Upload your final assets. The number of assets needed must match the number you specified when creating your drop in step 1. For reveals, Foundation has a file size upload limit of 50MB, and we currently support JPG, GIF, PNG, SVG, MP4 + MOV files.
Adding metadata (optional)
You may also add metadata to your NFTs with a csv of the desired attributes. If you're using a spreadsheet application, please make sure you're exporting the file as a csv. You can create custom names, add descriptions, and create other custom attributes for your drop. Adding metadata is optional.
What are attributes?
This video will go into what attributes are and why they can be important.
Drop without metadata
If you don’t choose to utilize metadata, only the assets of your NFTs will change after the reveal.
Adding basic metadata to your drop
You can also add basic metadata, like a description to each NFT in your drop. After the reveal, each NFT will show the description as specified in your csv file.
Adding advanced metadata to your drop
You can also completely customize the metadata in your drop. After the reveal, each NFT will show the custom metadata as specified in your csv file.
Finalize the reveal
If everything looks good, the NFTs are ready to reveal! During the reveal, the placeholder NFTs will get replaced with your final assets. This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the size of your drop and assets.
- Click the start reveal button.
- Approve the Gas fee: A message will appear within your connected wallet for you to approve the gas fee to complete the reveal of your drop.
- Gas fees are the cost of interacting with the Ethereum blockchain. Gas fees are not set or collected by Foundation.
Congratulations! Your drop is complete. As your drop is revealing, keep building excitement around your drop. Share your drop reveals with your community, friends, and collectors. Your collectors will also receive an automatic email from Foundation letting them know of the reveal.