Mettle SkyBox is a new plugin for After Effects that generates 3D seamless animations to be used as Reflection Maps and Environment Maps. Output formats: Cubic, Equirectangular, spherical.
Says Chris Bobotis (mettle.com) “This animation was created with an Equirectangular Map and a Spherical Map, then combined the 2 just for kicks… I thought our VJ friends out there might like it. I used Trapcode Form, Horizon, Plexus. I then used Mettle SkyBox to combine all of them and generate the output. This tool also makes it possible to create amazing backgrounds inside After Effects’s 3D space. Mettle’s SkyBox animations can be used in 3D applications like Maya, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Houdini, Lightwave, Blender, Modo. Can also be used to generate dome projections, content for youtube 360 format, or for VR head-mounted display file formats like Occulus Rift. Great for webGL and gaming environments like the Unreal Engine and Unity3D.”
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