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39. What is new with Amazon Sumerian - Multi-Select and Animation Assets

What’s new with Amazon Sumerian - In this Twitch stream we look at the latest updates to Sumerian. We look at the ability to select multiple entities, use animations as assets, and how to use the latest article published to our community site. Stream date October 29, 2019.

38. Deep Dive into the New Sumerian Scripting API

Build with Amazon Sumerian - While Sumerian has features that allow anyone to easily get started creating 3D experiences, it also has a brand new scripting API that opens up the door to developers of all types. In this episode, Principal Software Engineer Mike Deem will walk us through the new scripting API and how to use it. The new API provides more customization capabilities, integration endpoints, and flexibility for Sumerian users. Additionally, we will take a look at the new documentation so that you can get started right away! Stream date September 24, 2019.

37. Real-time, Multi-user Training Apps in AR and VR

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode AWS Specialist Solutions Architect, Kris Schultz, joins us to share a proof-of-concept project that combines Amazon Sumerian, AWS AppSync, and other AWS services to enable a 3D training and collaboration tool that connects multiple users in realtime across AR, VR, and desktop. Kris will begin with a demo of the application and then dive deep into the details. Stream date August 28, 2019.

36. Introducing Physically Based Rendering (PBR)

Build with Amazon Sumerian - Introducing the Physically Based Rendering (PBR)! In this episode, we welcome back Yuan Sui, Software Development Engineer for Amazon Sumerian. Amazon Sumerian recently released the support of PBR and Yuan will be here to walk us through the benefits of PBR and how to take advantage of the value it brings. Stream date July 16, 2019.

35. Using the Sumerian Product Configurator

Build with Amazon Sumerian - Introducing the Product Configurator scene template. In this episode, we will be demonstrating how to use a recently released Sumerian template, the Product Configurator. The Product Configurator is a template available to all Sumerian users that allows developers to create virtual product showcases with configuration capabilities that allows end customers to design and configure a customizable product. Stream date July 2, 2019.

34. Using Dynamic Content for Virtual Host Presentations

Build with Amazon Sumerian - What if you could create a slide deck and and have a Sumerian host present the content in a Sumerian scene? In this episode, we welcome AWS ProServe Consultants Yuval Schaal and Tom Christensen. They will be showing how to onboard dynamic and custom content efficiently into Sumerian, and manipulate a Host’s speech according to that content. This allows users to easily load their own materials into Sumerian while bypassing the Sumerian console. This demo will also be utilizing AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3. Stream date June 19, 2019.

33. Virtual Banking Assistant using Amazon Sumerian and Amazon Lex

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we welcome Saira Shaik, a Sr. Tech Consultant in Bangalore, India! Saira has created a virtual banking assistant, using Sumerian Hosts. With Amazon Lex providing the chat bot capabilities, users can talk with the assistant, make payments, transfer funds, check account balances. Amazon Rekognition is used for user verification, while Amazon Translate is used to translate the Amazon Lex response to a user-selected language. This application also uses AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3, Amazon Polly, Amazon SES, and AWS Cognito. Stream date June 13, 2019

32. Using Alexa Skills with Amazon Sumerian

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we welcome back AWS Solutions Architect, Luis Lopez Soria. Luis will be showing how to integrate Alexa Skills to both access a Sumerian scene and control behaviors. This demo will also be utilizing AWS IoT. Stream date May 23, 2019

31. Button - VR Escape Room

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we welcome DevPost Hackathon Winner, Mike Jones. Mike created a VR escape room experience called “Button.” In this experience, users solve puzzles and challenges, always using a button, to escape from an enclosed room. This project used no scripting or coding and was built using only Sumerian provided assets. Stream date May 9, 2019

30. Interview Simulation using AWS

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we look at the hackathon winners, Prosperia, an interactive simulator developed to practice and prepare for job interviews. Created on Sumerian, Prosperia integrates with AWS Lambda, Amazon Dynamo DB, Amazon Polly, Amazon S3, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, Amazon EC2, and Amazon RDS. Stream date April 29, 2019

29. Create a Digital Asset with Sumerian & AWS IoT

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we will demonstrate how to create a “digital asset” using Amazon Sumerian and AWS IoT and learn how to control a physical machine using a Sumerian scene, and receive notifications based on the condition of the physical device. Stream date April 19, 2019

28. Room of Keys an Educational Escape Room

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we are excited to invite recent hackathon winner, Enrique Cachafeiro, an educator at Duke University with a focus on VR development and training. His submission is a VR biology education experience that challenges users to be observant and unlock information about enzymes, then use that information to solve puzzles and challenges on the way to escaping the room. Stream date April 12, 2019

27. Creating a Virtual Barista

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we welcome guests from Australia! We look at an application called the “Virtual Barista”, which uses a Sumerian Host to take coffee orders and delivers them to a live barista. This project was originally showcased at re:Invent 2018 and has since been demonstrated all over the world. Stream date March 29, 2019

26. Reviewing the Winners of the Amazon Sumerian Hackathon!

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we look at the winners from our recent Hackathon! We take a look at several submissions and discuss current trends and common use cases! Stream date March 15, 2019

25. Integrating AWS Services - Lex, Lambda, & DynamoDB

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we will learn how to create an end-to-end implementation of a voice controlled Sumerian scene with various types of entities (Host, HTML, Basic figures). Stream date February 27, 2019

24. Integrating Amazon SageMaker for Reinforcement Learning, part 2

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we look at how to use Amazon Sumerian with Amazon SageMaker to develop reinforcement learning and machine learning. Stream date February 19, 2019

23. Using External Assets & Importing 3D Objects

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we cover prepping objects before import, importing and converting objects, naming conventions, best practices for adding textures, discussing differences between FBX and OBJ file formats, and of course taking questions. Stream date February 14, 2019

22. Creating a Multiplayer XR Web Application

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we have a live builders session using React components that communicate with entities in a Sumerian scene, making a multiplayer XR web application. Stream date February 6, 2019

21. Integrating Amazon SageMaker for Reinforcement Learning, part 1

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we look at how to use Amazon Sumerian with Amazon SageMaker to develop reinforcement learning and machine learning. Stream date January 30, 2019

19. Year in Review and Updates to VR Capabilities

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we are joined by Kyle Roche, General Manager of Amazon Sumerian, to review the Sumerian community in 2018 and what we have to look forward to in 2019! We also jump into the Sumerian with David Chiapperino to see the latest updates with Virtual Reality. Stream date January 24, 2019

20. Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse - AR Experience with 8th Wall and Trigger Global

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we are joined by 8th Wall and Trigger Global. We look at how they used Amazon Sumerian to create a browser-based application for the latest movie from Sony Pictures, “Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse”. Stream date January 28, 2019

18. Creating a Multiplayer Video Game

Build with Amazon Sumerian - In this episode, we learn how we created “Bash Royale”, a multiplayer video game that utilizes and integrates other services such as AWS IoT and Amazon DynamoDB. Stream date January 8, 2019

17. Database Retrieval with Electronic Caregiver

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, we learn how they built a scene for medication notifications using a custom Host. More specifically, they demonstrated how to pull data from a database. Stream date November 14, 2018

16. Amazon Lex Deep Dive, part 2

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, we learn how to create a custom Lex bot, discover best practices, and how to optimize Lex for integration with Amazon Sumerian. Stream date October 31, 2018

15. Amazon Lex Deep Dive, part 1

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, we learn how to create a custom Lex bot, discover best practices, and how to optimize Lex for integration with Amazon Sumerian. Stream date October 24, 2018

14. Virtual Tour of Amazon Spheres

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, we look at a virtual tour that takes users inside The Spheres, located in the heart of Amazon headquarters in Seattle, WA. Stream date October 18, 2018

13. Integrating with AWS Amplify

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, learn about three new announcements from the Sumerian team, which includes integration with AWS Amplify to enable private publishing and monetization, release of a latest Sumerian Host, and launch the hackathon challenge. Stream date October 11, 2018

12. Virtual Presentations with Sumerian Host

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, learn how to create an automated virtual slide show presentation, presented by a Sumerian Host. You will also see how to create a custom speech and how to drive behaviors using SSML markup. Stream date September 13, 2018

11. Building Enterprise Applications with ThingLogix

Deep Dive Into Real World Applications - In this episode, learn how AWS partner, ThingLogix, used Amazon Sumerian and AWS IoT to create an interactive scene using a Sumerian Host Stream date September 6, 2018

10. Bringing It All Together

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we will start from scratch and create an entire VR compatible scene. The scene we will create is a training simulator that is meant to demonstrate task training. Stream date July 24, 2018

09. Creating an Augmented Reality Application

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we will learn how to create an Augmented Reality (AR) application using ARKit. Stream date July 20, 2018

08. Entering Virtual Reality

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we will look at how to add VR capabilities and enter Virtual Reality with a Sumerian scene. Stream date June 22, 2018

07. Creating an Immersive 3D Scene

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we will look at how to use a model from a 3rd party source and create a immersive 3D scene. Stream date June 20, 2018

06. Customizing Your Environment

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we will look at how to customize your environment by changing the background, skybox/skysphere, adding post effects, and other features. Stream date June 15, 2018

05. Creating an Interactive Digital Signage Experience

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we will show how to incorporate Amazon Lex and Rekognition to build a digital concierge using a chatbot and facial recognition. Stream date May 30, 2018

04. Sumerian Hosts and Using Chatbots

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we create a virtual chatbot using Amazon Lex and interacting with a Sumerian Host using both verbal and typed inputs and responses. Stream date May 23, 2018

03. Introduction to Sumerian Hosts

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we introduce one of the most engaging features of the Amazon Sumerian service, Sumerian Hosts. Hosts are animated, interactive digital avatars that can be integrated into your 3D applications. Stream date May 16, 2018

02. Creating and Interactive Scene

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this episode, we create a simple scene, where a user can click a light switch to turn off and on the lights, using a State Machine behavior. Stream date May 10, 2018

01. Intro to Amazon Sumerian

Developing AR/VR Experiences - In this first ever Twitch stream, we provide an overview of the Sumerian interface and editor through the creation of a basic scene. Stream date May 3, 2018

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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