SkyBox VR Player


Version 1.0 WIN

Streamline your 360/VR Production by connecting your Oculus Rift to Adobe After Effects + Premiere Pro.


Product Description

SkyBox VR Player is a free plugin for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro running on Microsoft Windows. With the Skybox VR Player users can preview their 360 content from within each Adobe pro-video application using Oculus Rift.

Made to seamlessly integrate with mettle SkyBox and SkyBox Studio, 360/VR plugins for After Effects, and SkyBox 360/VR Tools for Premiere Pro.

Requires an Oculus Rift (not included).
Compatibility: After Effects CC 2014+ Premiere Pro CS6+, (WIN)

Mettle SkyBox VR Player 

How SkyBox VR Player Works

The player downloads and installs like a plugin. Once installed, the interface window appears when you launch your Adobe software. Follow the settings below to customise your interface:

Display Mode – select active display mode
(default is “Workspace Mode”):

1. 360 Mode: View your creation in 360° space (Spherical) in your Rift

2. Workspace Mode: Work in After Effects or Premiere Pro. Great for tweaking things while wearing your Rift.

Rift. Excellent for tweaking & “in-context” editing and design decisions.

Playback Device – select active output device: “Oculus Rift” or “None” to stop rendering to your Oculus Rift.

Hot Corner – select a corner in your display to enable quick switching between 360 Mode

and the Workspace Mode. Place your cursor in the selected corner to enter into 360 Mode.

Move the cursor out of the corner to go back to Workspace Mode.

Default setting for the “Hot Corner” is Bottom Right.


Zooming. To zoom in/out in Workspace Mode click on the preview image in the VR Player UI and scroll on it using the middle mouse button.

Positional Tracking. We have enabled the positional tracking features in the Rift. If you lean into/move back from your screen, then you will get the expected result… much like you would when you lean into a physical monitor.


Press spacebar to recenter the Rift’s orientation (SkyBox VR Player window should be selected and in focus).
Closing the SkyBox VR Player preview window. It is safe to close preview window, if you don’t need it. Rendering to Rift will continue even if window is closed. “Hot Corner” will continue to work, too.

To re-open the SkyBox VR Player window:

1. Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Video Preview (or Edit -> Preferences -> Playback)
2. Select SkyBox VR Player in the list of Video Devices and press “Setup”.