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360/VR Plugin for After Effects.

Version 2.2 Mac/WIN


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Product Description

360/VR Production Tools for After Effects.

• Create 360 degree video in Ae.

• A script/plugin solution with 2 modules: SkyBox Creator + SkyBox Converter.

• Works with After Effect’s 3D space with most 3D plugins.

*including mettle ShapeShifter Ae, FreeForm, FreeForm Pro, Trapcode Particular and Form, Element 3D, Plexus, and Zaxwerks.

Q. Which SkyBox product is right for me?
A. SkyBox Plugin Comparison Chart

Want even more tools for 360/VR production? Working with stitched 360 footage? Make sure to check out SkyBox Studio.

SkyBox + SkyBox Studio Overview

SkyBox has 2 modules:

SkyBox Creator is a script that lets you generate 360/VR from your After Effects comp. It automatically places a Camera with 6 views in your comp, to generate the output. And you can update your comp and refresh the output.

*New for Version 2.0:
• 3D Null Camera Controller
• Edge Blending

SkyBox Converter is a plugin that quickly converts your comp from Cubic Cross – Equirectangular – Spherical – FullDome formats.

Add “Post” effects with Re-Orient Camera. Tilt, Pan and Roll.

New! SkyBox Convertor > Re-orient Camera View. Add Tilt, Roll and Pan to your 360 footage. Shot on a fixed tripod? Add 360 camera movement in “Post”.

New! SkyBox Convertor > Add 2D Source. Ideal to quickly add a watermark or logo to your 360 footage.

How to create youtube 360 videos with SkyBox. Hosted by Mikey Borup.
Create a New SkyBox Master using Trapcode Particular and Element 3D.
Create a SkyBox from an Existing Composition. Hosted by David Oldani.

SkyBox Generates:

360 degree Format

ie. youtube360 and facebook360. Compatible with all the latest VR and gaming formats.
When uploading to youtube: Follow the instructions on this page.

Cubic Cross, Equirectangular and Spherical Formats.

Got one format and need another? SkyBox Converter does it almost instantly.

Reflection/Environment Maps

After Effects: Use a SkyBox Map (animation/still) as a Reflection/Environment Map in After Effects, and your background and reflections will perfectly synch.

3D Apps: Create your custom maps in After Effects with SkyBox, and Import the Maps into Maya, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Houdini, Modo.

Additional Information


Full License, Upgrade From Skybox V1