Quick Tip Tutorial: Create Peripheral Vision Effect on a 360 Video

Quick Tip Tutorial: Create Peripheral Vision Effect on a 360 Video

Charles Yeager (yeagerfilm.com) shows how to create a Peripheral Effect on a 360 video using SkyBox Studio V2, SkyBox 360/VR Post FX and After Effects. This 360 vignette effect is an easy way to draw the viewer’s gaze to a specific part of your 360 video. Simply use SkyBox 360/VR Post FX > Blur on an adjustment layer over the footage, and use a shape layer with a mask (applied as a Track Matte) to keep the vignetted area clear of the effect. Download the free project file to see exactly how it’s done.

**Skybox 360/VR Plug-ins have been acquired by Adobe and will be integrated into After Effects and Premiere by the end of 2017. They are available now for free if you’re an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber. Find out more here.

Quick Tip Tutorial: Peripheral Vision on 360 Video in After Effects

Right click > New > Solid

In the mask section, enter a positive value to “Mask Feather” and a negative value to “Mask Expansion”.

Click on Effect > Mettle > Project 2D to scale your shape to the desired size and move it on the X, Y and Z axis

Add a new adjustment layer to create a blur effect on your footage using Effects > Mettle > Skybox Blur

On your Blur layer, select Track Matte > Alpha Inverted, adjust the position and mask of your focus layer if needed.

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 yeagerfilms.com.

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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