Simplifying AR Implementation Using Amazon Sumerian
Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 31-Mar-2020
The immersive technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have become increasingly popular with a wide range of applications. Several mainstream apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook have introduced AR features to maximize their user engagement. With social media platforms becoming the AR hotspots, many brands in different industries are showing keen interest to adopt AR techniques. That being said, we have seen widespread adoption of Augmented Reality in gaming, shopping apps, location-based apps, and e-learning applications. Besides, several brands use AR techniques in online advertising to effectively promote their products and services.
With the AR/VR technologies rapidly gaining traction, the demand for AR application development has significantly increased over the years. There are several AR application development tools that developers have at their disposal to build interactive AR apps. However, Amazon Sumerian has become a preferred tool for many developers because of its unique features and offerings. Let’s explore the key features of Amazon Sumerian and its benefits in AR application development.
What Is Amazon Sumerian?
Amazon Sumerian is a set of browser-based tools that enable developers to create and run high-quality AR, VR, and 3D applications with ease. It’s an intuitive toolkit that doesn’t require any programming knowledge or 3D graphics expertise, enabling any user to create and run 3D experiences. Using Amazon Sumerian, developers can build cross-platform AR/VR experiences that run seamlessly on the supported devices. Besides, they can swiftly create a short 3D sequence, test it on the browser and then publish on the website with minimal complications. Below are the key features of Amazon Sumerian that streamline and simplify the AR application development process.
Sumerian 3D Engine
Sumerian offers an intuitive web-based editing tool to construct AR animations and create 3D sequences. Besides, it enables you to import assets, use scripting interactions, and add special effects to a given sequence with cross-platform publishing.
You get a wide array of ready-to-use templates with pre-configured scenes, custom 3D effects, and asset packs. For example, you can use the lighting template in Sumerian to create 3D scenes with pre-configured directional lights. Similarly, the product configurator template is effective at providing a finishing touch by adding custom textures and other effects.
Amazon Sumerian enables you to import or upload 3D assets to use in a given sequence. It supports popular file formats including FBX and OBJ for asset importing.
AWS Integration Support
Sumerian provides easy deployment of AR applications across a variety of screens and browser-based platforms to reach the target audience. AR applications developed on Amazon Sumerian run seamlessly on Android and iOS-based mobile devices. At the same time, VR experiences developed using Amazon Sumerian are accessible across the popular VR headsets including Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, Lenovo Mirage, HTC Vibe, and Google Daydream.
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Amazon Sumerian is an extremely useful tool for creating immersive AR/VR and 3D experiences with a variety of customizations. It is extensively used by developers to create interactive AR/VR applications with cross-platform compatibility. However, normal users can also use this tool to create simple 3D scenes and AR experiences without any specialized programming skills. Other similar alternatives to Amazon Sumerian are React VR, Vuforia, A-Frame, and Wikitude.
Why Choose Oodles Technologies For AR Application Development?
We are an AR VR app development company that specializes in building AR apps that deliver immersive user experiences across devices. Our development team is skilled at using the latest tools and technologies to create user-friendly AR applications with custom features. Our AR application development services enhance user engagement and interactivity with effective audience engagement strategies. We have successfully built several immersive AR applications using tools like React AR, Spark AR, Vuforia, and Amazon Sumerian.