SkyBox Studio brings 360/VR Production into After Effects
SkyBox Studio is a hybrid script/plugin solution that makes it possible to create 360/VR in After Effects. Create a new Ae comp or take an existing comp and bring it into 360/VR format. Import stitched 360 footage into After Effects and apply SkyBox Extractor to create an undistorted view of your footage; makes it easy to add text, graphics and vfx. Create Dome format between 180 – 270 degrees with an adjustable Field of View. Easily convert between Equirectangular, Spherical, FullDome and Cubic Cross Formats. Works within After Effects 3D space, and with most After Effects 3D plugins (mettle ShapeShifter Ae, FreeForm, FreeForm Pro, Trapcode Particular and Form, Element 3D, Plexus) .
Mettle SkyBox Generates:
Compatible with all the latest VR and gaming formats.
Cubic Cross, Equirectangular and Spherical Formats.
Got one format and need another? SkyBox Converter does it almost instantly.
For After Effects: Use a SkyBox Map (animation/still) as a Reflection/Environment Map in After Effects, and your background and reflections will perfectly sync.
For 3D Apps: Create your custom maps in After Effects with SkyBox, and Import the Maps into Maya, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Houdini, Modo.
YouTube 360 format
When uploading to youtube: Follow the instructions on this page.
Mettle SkyBox Studio has 4 modules
Skybox Creator automates the creation of all necessary comps and camera relationships to create a 360º | VR authoring Environment in After Effects. Use it to create a new 360/VR master composition, or to bring an existing comp into a 360/VR format.
Skybox Converter easily converts between a 2D Source and Dome – Cubic – Spherical – Equirectangular format. Converts stitched Equirectangular footage into Cubic Cross format so you can motion-track, do object removal, add motion graphics, vfx etc.
Skybox Extractor can extract an undistorted view from your stitched 360 footage. Makes it possible to do motion-tracking, object removal, add text, graphics and VFX to your comp in After Effects. Automates the creation of all necessary comps and camera relationships to create a 360º | VR post production Environment in After Effects.
Skybox Viewer emulates what you will see in youtube 360, Oculus Rift and other formats. This is excellent for pre-flight testing of your composites and animations.
Duran Duran “Pressure Off” 360 Lyric Video.
Made in After Effects 3D space with SkyBox Studio, 2D graphics, and no additional plugins.
How to Create 360° Videos in Adobe After Effects | Charles Yeager
In the first part of this tutorial Charles sets up a basic 3D scene in After Effects, using the plugin Element 3D for this, but you can use any 3D plugin or just 3D layers in After Effects.
Charles explores the features of SkyBox Studio, so you can learn about how the plugin works. He animates a camera in the 3D scene of the animation.
Add 2D Text to 360 Footage
Add 3D Text to 360 Footage
Remove a Camera Rig from 360 Footage
Create YouTube 360 Videos
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