Posted On: Jul 31, 2019

Amazon Sumerian, the AWS service that makes it easy to create and run browser-based 3D, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) applications, now supports physically-based rendering (PBR), enabling you to create scenes that appear more realistic, accurate, and consistent with their real-world counterparts.  

Using PBR, your assets’ material properties, lighting, and shading are modeled after real-world physics for a more true-to-life look that maintains visual fidelity under a variety of lighting conditions. To help you get started, a collection of PBR assets is now available to import into Sumerian scenes, including eleven new materials such as brick and metal, as well as ten high-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) lighting setups for indoor and outdoor settings. You can also now import your own HDR files, up to 20MB in size. 

In addition, Amazon Sumerian introduces the Product Configurator Template. This template enables you to create virtual product showcases with scalable configuration capabilities so end customers can design and customize their favorite version of your product. By using PBR, the Product Configurator can display a wide range of material types including rough grip tape, metal trucks, slick wood finishes, and soft rubber wheels in much higher real world accuracy. This means that the example skateboard, or your own product, seen in Sumerian is closer to its real world counterpart than was possible through the Classic shader. To build your own Product Configurator select the template under the templates section in the Sumerian Editor.  

For more information about Amazon Sumerian, visit our product page.