Adobe & Mettle SkyBox products: 360 degrees better.

We are very proud to announce that Adobe has acquired SkyBox Suite*. We believe this as a winning scenario for all customers, Adobe, and Mettle, in a move that will further democratize the 360/VR medium. SkyBox plugins have been recognized as best-in-class by Adobe and 360/VR content creators worldwide, making the SkyBox Suite a logical addition to the Adobe Creative Cloud offering. This means that complete 360/VR production workflows will be available to all Adobe customers who hold subscriptions for After Effects, Premiere Pro or the full Creative Cloud, by the end of the year.  A huge thank-you to everyone who has bought SkyBox plugins. Kudos to all the 360° pioneers.   

What Does This Mean for Mettle SkyBox Customers?

There are new installers available in your Mettle account. These new installers include recent builds that include bug fixes and optimizations to the SkyBox products. Existing and legacy SkyBox customers will continue to have the same contact and support process through aescripts + aeplugins or Mettle. All Mettle SkyBox Customers have an additional SkyBox Suite in their accounts, with 10 activations. All prior purchases have an additional 10 activations.

Purchases made up to 15 days prior to the June 21, 2017 announcement will be reimbursed.

What Does This Mean for Mettle?

Adobe is acquiring the SkyBox Suite of 360/VR plugins, which are designed exclusively for post-production in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Additionally, Chris Bobotis, co-founder of Mettle, is joining Adobe as a director, professional video. Mettle will continue to operate as a standalone company, led by Nancy Eperjesy, co-founder of Mettle. 

Current Adobe Creative Cloud Paid Subscribers Can Get Access to The Plugins

While SkyBox plug-ins will no longer be available for purchase during the integration process, following the transition process, current Adobe Creative Cloud paid subscribers will be able to access SkyBox plugins through Adobe by sending an email to dvaplugin@adobe.com. Include your Adobe ID and first and last name as it appears on your account. You will receive a response within 24 hours.

*SkyBox Suite includes: SkyBox Studio V2, SkyBox 360/VR Post FX 1 + 2, SkyBox 360/VR Tools, SkyBox 360/VR Transitions 1 + 2, SkyBox VR Player)

Adobe and Mettle are committed to create a seamless integration for Creative Cloud subscribers by providing uninterrupted service and customer support during the transition.  

Read Adobe's announcement here.