How to Track a 360° Scene in After Effects | SkyBox Studio V2

How to Track a 360° Scene in After Effects | SkyBox Studio V2

Charles Yeager ( shows how to track a 360 scene in After Effects using SkyBox Studio V2. After it’s tracked, we learn how to add 3D text and how to integrate a 3D object into the scene with Element 3D.

Charles has provided the 360 footage used in this scene as a free download on Vimeo.

He already stabilized it, using the method in this Stabilization Tutorial.

Adobe has acquired SkyBox Suite, so if you’re a paid Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber, the plugins are now free. Find out more. Mettle Customers: Download the latest installer from your Mettle account, to make sure the UI is identical.
Download 360 footage to follow along, courtesy Charles Yeager.

How to Track a 360° Scene in After Effects | SkyBox Studio V2

Apply SkyBox Studio V2 > SkyBox Composer.

Add a 3D Edit.

Click on: Edit 1 > Properties > Apply Ae 3D Camera Tracker

Camera Tracker Analyzes Scene.

Edit Properties > Track Scene

Type in text, and select 3D icon on layer.

Charles Yeager is a Filmmaker & Motion Graphics Artist currently residing in Arkansas. His projects have been recognized by Canon, Video Copilot, Vimeo, Filmmaker IQ, No Film School, Film Convert, BOOM Library & Filminute. See his portfolio at

Charles is the author of numerous tutorials on 360/VR video production in After Effects and Premier Pro. You can find them in the tutorial section on the Mettle website.

Mettle Skybox Suite has joined Adobe.

Mettle Skybox Suite of plugins will be exclusively available as part of your Creative Cloud membership through deep, native integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Adobe Creative Cloud will offer an end to end experience for crafting rich and compelling VR/360 experiences.  

 Learn more – Adobe and Mettle VR: 360 degrees better

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