Amazon Sumerian
User Guide


A skybox is a texture that you apply to the background of a scene to show the sky, space, or an enclosing structure. A skybox can be a single texture that wraps onto a sphere, or six textures that wrap onto a cube. Add a skybox to your scene in the scene's environment settings.

To create a skybox

  1. Open a scene in the Sumerian editor.

  2. Click the plus icon next to the default pack. To see the icon, select the pack name.

  3. Choose Skybox.

  4. Choose the shape of the skybox.

    Skybox Shapes

    • Box – Six square images that map onto a cube (cube map).

    • Sphere – A single rectangular image that maps onto a sphere (equirectangular projection).

  5. Drop a texture asset or image file on each section of the skybox.

  6. Choose the root node in the Entities panel.

  7. Choose Environment.

  8. Drop the skybox asset from the assets panel onto the Skybox field.