By Nnamdi Odumody
Amazon’s Sumerian is a platform on its AWS Cloud which enables the creation of virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications faster, and without any expertise in programming or 3D graphics.
Amazon Sumerian lets you create and run virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. With Sumerian, you can build highly immersive and interactive scenes that run on popular hardware such as Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, Google Daydream, and Lenovo Mirage as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. For example, you can build a virtual classroom that lets you train new employees around the world, or you can build a virtual environment that enables people to tour a building remotely. Sumerian makes it easy to create all the building blocks needed to build highly immersive and interactive 3D experiences including adding objects (e.g. characters, furniture, and landscape), and designing, animating, and scripting environments. Sumerian does not require specialized expertise and you can design scenes directly from your browser.
It allows the development of an immersive and interactive experience that runs on mixed reality hardware like Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, Google Daydream, Lenovo Mirage and AR compatible Android devices. Sumerian makes it easy to create all the building blocks needed to develop highly immersive and interactive 3D experiences, including adding of objects and designing, animating and scripting environments.
The Sumerian editor allows its user to easily create, edit and publish applications with a web browser. 3D characters called hosts are easily created to guide users through your scenes that can converse in a variety of languages with your users.
Sumerian makes it easy to design scenes that immerse your users in 3D experience populated with 3D objects and animated characters, allowing 3D objects to be imported and selected from pre-loaded scene templates, and also script the logic that controls how the objects in your scenes behave.
With Sumerian, Amazon wants to redesign and scale the applications of mixed reality solutions across different verticals and making itself a category-king in that space.