The Amazon Sumerian service enables users to create, build, and run VR/AR and 3D applications directly from their browser without any 3D graphics or specialised programming knowledge to get started building scenes and immersive experiences.
Technical Evangelist for Amazon Web Services and self-proclaimed geek girl, Tara Walker, wrote in a blog for AWS that, “I am enamoured with all of the latest advancements that have been made in technology areas like cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and the maker space, as well as, with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. In my opinion, it is a wonderful time to be a geek.
“All the things that we dreamed about building while we sweated through our algorithms and discrete mathematics classes or the technology we marvelled at when watching Star Wars and Star Trek are now coming to fruition. So hopefully this means it will only be a matter of time before I can hyperdrive to other galaxies in space, but until then I can at least build the 3D Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality characters and images like those featured in some of my favourite shows.”
If Amazon Sumerian is successful in what it seeks to achieve, experiencing these galactic moments may be closer than we think.
To find out more about how it works, you can dig into the fine details by reading the official blog post.