## Starting Visual SceneMaker
Before you start creating your interactive applications, we need to make sure that SceneMaker is running smoothly. Please make sure you followed the instructions given in the Get Started section. If so, open the Visual SceneMaker project on Netbeans.
Proceed to clean and build the project to generate an executable file and run it by clicking **Run > Clean and Build Project** from the main menu. If everything went fine, you should see a success message in the output console of NetBeans.
To start Visual SceneMaker, click on **Run > Run Project** from the main menu. SceneMaker will be launched and you will be received by its Welcome Screen where you have quick access to recently closed projects and example sceneflows.
**Great!** Now that SceneMaker is up and running we can create our first SceneFlow.
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