Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 BIZ: IMA: AWS (Amazon) enters the 3D web-world: Amazon Sumerian

AWS (Amazon) enters the 3D web-world:  
Amazon Sumerian
A quick overview of Amazon Sumerian and the reaction of a virtual worlder
Do we have a competitor?

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." 
  • You need an AWS account to sign up for the preview.
  • Upload 3D assets to use in your scene: FBX and OBJ format.
  • Virtual Concierge  
  • No VR/AR expertise needed
  • Lifelike characters
More after the break


Questions from a virtual world

  • Do I get an avatar?
  • Can I fix my avatar's appearance to suit me?
  • Can other people bring in their avatars to talk with me?
  • Can we talk in voice?
  • (Like we do in the "real" world)
  • Can we bring in things to show each other?  
  • Can we visit a number of interesting places together?
  • If not, get back to me when you know what a real virtual world is.

Use cases

  • Employee education
  • Retail and Sales
  • Training simulations
  • Field service productivity


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If you are interested in web-worlds...

Entertainment in virtual worlds

Videos from virtual worlds

News and Notes

The Hypergrid WIP Show

  • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
  • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
  • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
  • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
  • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
  • But will not meet in the summer.
  • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
  • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.
  • We can go to your place if there is time.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday Dec. 24, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 


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