The Skybox toolset was designed exclusively for post work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, and, as Adobe puts it, complements the company’s existing 360/VR cinematic production technology.
SkyBox plugin functionality will be integrated natively into future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects, while Mettle co-founder, Chris Bobotis, will be integrated into top level Adobe management, and becomes director, professional video at Adobe.
Mettle has got a decent history of working with Adobe that stretches back to the release of Freeform for After Effects back in 2010. SkyBox itself, meanwhile, is a couple of years old now and was the first plugin to be powered by Mettle’s 3DNAE, a proprietary, hardware-accelerated, 3D engine. The Montreal developer followed its initial success with the further development of 360/VR plugins for Premiere Pro and After Effects and has a decent list of clients using it all that name-checks everyone from The New York Times and HBO through to Google, Apple, Facebook and more.