SkyBox Studio V2


Adobe has Acquired SkyBox Plugins, and they have been integrated into Adobe CC 2018.



SkyBox Studio V2. Cinematic 360/VR Made Even Easier.

• Create and edit 360 content in After Effects.

• Import stitched 360° footage and add text, logos, graphics and FX

• Do object removal and motion-tracking.

• A workflow solution of 3 scripts and 4 plugins for 360/VR post-production.

• Awarded “Highly Commended” Badge by 3D World. Read the Review.

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

Including mettle ShapeShifter Ae, FreeForm, FreeForm Pro, Trapcode Particular and Form, Element 3D, Plexus and others.

Getting Started: Features Overview.

Download the SkyBox Studio V2 Manual

SkyBox Studio V2:

View-based Edit Comp for 360/VR production.

3 New Modules in SkyBox Studio V2:

SkyBox Composer:
View-based Edit Comp in Adobe After Effects. Now you can edit in the actual 360° view – no more guesswork.

SkyBox Project 2D:
Quickly add text, logo, and graphics onto 360 footage.

SkyBox Rotate Sphere:
Quickly rotate 360 footage on the X, Y and Z axes. Supports Stereoscopic 1:1 Over/Under and 16:9 footage.

Updated – SkyBox Converter:
Supports more formats: Fisheye (FullDome), Cube-Map Facebook 3:2, Cube-Map Pano 2VR 3:2, Cube-Map GearVR 6:1, Equirectangular 16:9. As well as Cube Map 4:3, Sphere Map, Equirectangular 2:1.

SkyBox Comparison Chart

How To Make a 360° Video from an Existing After Effects 3D Project File | SkyBox Studio V2

SkyBox Studio V2 | How to Use SkyBox Composer for View-based 360° Post-Production

SkyBox Studio 2 | 3D Camera Tracking with SkyBox Composer | Tutorial | Jonathan Winbush

SNEAK PEEK 1 | SkyBox Studio V2 | SkyBox Composer:  Add 2D Elements

SNEAK PEEK 2 | SkyBox Studio V2 | SkyBox Composer: Object Removal

SNEAK PEEK 3 | SkyBox Studio V2 | SkyBox Converter: 180° / Fisheye Support

SNEAK PEEK 4 | SkyBox Studio V2 | SkyBox Converter: New 360° Output Formats

SNEAK PEEK 5 | SkyBox Studio V2: Stereo 360 Support

SkyBox Studio Version 2 has 7 modules:

New – SkyBox Composer
A script that allows View-based editing. Brings 360° production in After Effects closer than ever to traditional 2D production. Create a 360° Edit comp with linked equirectangular Output comp, that automatically refreshes.

New – SkyBox Project 2D
A simple way to quickly add 2D text, graphics, stills and footage onto Monoscopic and Stereoscopic 360 footage.

New – SkyBox Rotate Sphere is a plugin module that lets you quickly Pan Tilt and Roll your Stereoscopic and Monoscopic 360 footage.

Updated – SkyBox Converter:
Supports new formats: Fisheye (FullDome), Cube Map Facebook 3:2, Cube Map Pano 2VR 3:2, Cube-Map GearVR 6:1, Equirectangular 16:9, as well as the original Cube-Map 4:3, Equirectangular and Spherical.

Re-orient Camera Controls with Tilt (X-Axis), Pan (Y Axis) & Roll (Z Axis) controls. Input – 2D Source.

SkyBox Creator is a script module 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.

SkyBox Viewer:  Lets you preview the 360° view in After Effects.

SkyBox Extractor is a script module that converts stitched 360 footage into 6 separate camera views, where you can motion-track, do object removal, add motion-graphics, vfx etc.

SkyBox + SkyBox Studio Version 1 Overview

Compatible with our FREE  SkyBox VR Player for Oculus Rift!

Customer samples:

SkyBox Generates:

360/VR Format

Compatible with all the latest VR and gaming formats.

SkyBox Studio V1 Formats: Cubic Cross, Equirectangular and Spherical Formats.

SkyBox Studio V2 Formats: Cubic Cross, Equirectangular and Spherical Formats, Fisheye (FullDome), Cube Map Facebook 3:2, Cube Map Pano 2VR 3:2, GearVR 6:1, Equirectangular 16:9

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

YouTube 360 format

When uploading to youtube: Follow the instructions on this page.

Reflection/Environment Maps

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

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


360/VR Workflow Tutorial: mocha Pro 5 | Skybox Studio

Beginner Level: How to Add Text, Logo and 2D Video onto 360 Footage

Making of Michelle Obama 360 | SkyBox Studio

How to Create a Tiny Planet from 360° Footage | SkyBox Studio

Motion Tracking and Object Replacement with 360 Footage | After Effects | SkyBox Studio

How to Add HUD Graphics to 360 Footage | SkyBox Studio | SkyBox 360 Post FX

How to Add Effects to 360° Footage in After Effects with SkyBox Studio

How to Use Adobe Media Encoder and YouTube metadata tools to prep your 360 video.

How to Create a 360° Video in After Effects with SkyBox Studio and Element 3D Cityscape

How to Bring an Ae Comp into 360° | SkyBox Studio | FreeForm Pro

How to Add 2D Text to 360 Footage

How to Add 3D Text to 360 Footage

How to Remove a Camera Rig From 360 Footage

How to Create youtube 360 videos

How to Create a SkyBox Master with Trapcode Particular and Element 3D
How to Create a SkyBox from an existing comp with Trapcode Particular and Element 3D
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Comment créer un SkyBox Master depuis une comp existante avec Trapcode Particular et Element 3D
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Como crear un SkyBox Master desde una composition con Trapcode Particular y Element 3D

SkyBox Generated 360 Environment/Reflection Maps

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