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

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

Tune in with Charles Yeager (yeagerfilm.com) and see how to create a Peripheral Effect on a 360 video, using SkyBox Studio V2 and After Effects. The key elements needed to achieve this effect: using a blur effect on your footage while applying a focus effect on a shape. This keeps the part of your footage under the shape in focus compared to the rest on the blurred footage. This effect is an easy way to draw the viewer’s gaze to a specific part of your 360 video.

A reminder that the Skybox Plug-ins have been acquired by Adobe and will be integrated inside After Effects and Premier by the end of 2017. Those plugins are now available 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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