Adobe has announced it has acquired Mettle Skybox, a popular plugin suite of editing tools for 360-degree and VR footage, which it plans to add to Creative Cloud.

Mettle’s Skybox Suite of plugins comprises VR transitions, titles and other effects that have proved popular to users’ editing workflow. Adobe says that when it spoke to early 360/VR users of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, Skybox was the name everyone kept saying.

Adobe says that Creative Cloud subscribers can expect to see the Skybox tools added to Premiere Pro and After Effects by the end of the year.

In the meantime, Adobe says that current Creative Cloud paid subscribers can get access to the Skybox plugins by sending an email to dvaplugin@adobe.com. Include your Adobe ID and first and last name as it appears on your account, and Adobe says it will get back to you within a week.

Existing SkyBox customers will continue to have the same contact and support process through Mettle (www.mettle.com/support).

While SkyBox plug-ins will no longer be available for purchase during the integration process, Adobe will work to create a seamless integration for Creative Cloud subscribers by providing uninterrupted service and customer support during the transition.

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