Sumerian Host Course


Introduction to the Course

Presented by the current full cast of Hosts, this introduction video will discuss what you will learn in this course and demonstrate what you can do using Sumerian Hosts.

01. Cognito Setup and Host Import

In this lesson, you will learn how to launch a CloudFormation stack that will produce a Cognito Identity Pool ID that will connect your Sumerian scene with other AWS services. You will then learn how to import a Host into a scene. For additional resources, see Amazon Cognito Setup Using AWS CloudFormation tutorial.

02. Understanding the Host Component

In this lesson, you will learn about the Host component. This lesson walks through the component, providing best practices and a better understanding for setting up your Host. For additional resources, see the Using the Host and Speech Components tutorial.

03. Creating a Custom Speech with Gestures

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a custom speech with gestures. You will learn how to use the Speech component, which is integrated with Amazon Polly, and using SSML markup, add gesture marks built within your speech file. For additional resources, see the Using the Host and Speech Components tutorial.

04. SSML and Amazon Polly Deep Dive

In this lesson, you will learn more about SSML and using Amazon Polly for speech creation. This lesson will largely focus on the Amazon Polly console. For additional resources, see the Using the Host and Speech Components tutorial and the Polly Speech documentation.

05. Integrating a Chatbot from Amazon Lex

In this lesson, you will learn how to integrate a chatbot from Amazon Lex. You will briefly look at the Lex console to publish a sample bot, and will then learn to how integrate it into a Sumerian scene . For additional resources, see the Using the Dialogue Component and Amazon Lex to Build a Chatbots tutorial and the Amazon Lex documentation. To learn how to create your own Amazon Lex bot, see this video deep dive.

06. Voice Commands Powered by Amazon Lex

In this lesson, you will learn how to use voice commands using an Amazon Lex chatbot. Voice commands enable you to initiate behaviors and actions with your voice. Continuing with the work you completed in the last lesson, you will publish a new Lex bot that will allow you to turn on the lights on and off using your voice. Make sure to download the tutorial assets - https://s3.amazonaws.com/sumerian-cfn-templates/voice-command-tutorial-assets.zip

07. Turning Lex Responses into Text and Subtitles

In this lesson, you will learn how to integrate a chatbot from Amazon Lex. You will briefly look at the Lex console to publish a sample bot, and will then learn to how integrate it into a Sumerian scene . Make sure to visit the corresponding tutorial, Turning Amazon Lex Responses into Text.

Jake Smeester

Jake is a Creative Content Specialist on the Amazon Sumerian team, focusing on building valuable educational content, both written and video, for Sumerian customers at all levels of expertise.

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