Getting Started Tutorial

Amazon Sumerian Interface

15 minutes

Posted on: October 1, 2017

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Amazon Sumerian Interface



In this tutorial you will learn about:

Understanding the Sumerian editor interface

If you’re new to Amazon Sumerian, this should be your first tutorial.

You’ll learn about:

  • The Dashboard interface
  • Creating a new scene
  • The Sumerian editor interface


Before you begin, be sure you have signed in to Amazon Sumerian with your AWS account.


When you first Sign in to Amazon Sumerian, you see the Dashboard home screen. From the home screen, you can:

  • Access your account in the top right.
  • Access recently edited scenes.
  • Create a new scene using a wide selection of templates. The most common template is the Default Template.

The sidebar on the left enables you to access your drafts, deleted projects, and group projects. Projects can be shared by users and can contain multiple scenes.

If you choose Drafts, a list view of all your projects appears. Choose a project and the Details pane on the right is where you can rename the scene, delete it, move it to a different project, duplicate it, and view it when it’s published. Duplicate duplicates a scene into the same project folder. Copy copies the scene into a different project. You can also change or add a thumbnail to your scene.

Visit the Amazon Sumerian User Guide to learn more about the Dashboard.

Creating a New Scene

The Sumerian editor is used to build, produce, and publish 3D scenes, which are applications or 3D environments. From the Dashboard, there are a few ways to create a new scene.

  1. Scroll down to the bottom Templates section. Select the Default Lighting scene template to open a scene with lights.