Mettle Skybox plug-ins - Common questions/FAQ


Adobe acquired Mettle SkyBox 360/VR plug-ins on June 21, 2017. These plug-ins are currently available as part of the 2018 version of Creative Cloud released on October 18, 2017. To access these plug-ins in Premiere Pro, select Effects > Video Effects > Immersive Video or  Effects and Presets  > Immersive Video in After Effects. To know more about this, see Immersive Video

If you have an older version of After Effects or Premiere Pro and want to complete existing projects, Mettle SkyBox plug-ins continue to work until April 2018. To download these plug-ins, follow the instructions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, these plug-ins are only compatible with Premiere Pro and After Effects.

No, these plug-ins are only compatible with these versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

For Premiere Pro, see Adobe Premiere Pro system requirements and for After Effects, see After Effects system requirements


Update your GPU drivers before installing SkyBox plug-ins, directly from the vendor site (NVIDIA, AMD and so on). This is recommended to enable smooth VR workflows while using these plug-ins.

  1. To download the complete suite of Skybox 360/VR plug-ins, click here.

  2. Unzip the archive.

  3. You can see three .pkg files available for macOS and three .exe files available for Windows OS.

    • skybox-suite-ae
    • skybox-suite-pr
    • skybox-vrplayer
  4. Double click the respective files to install each plug-in one by one.

  5. You can choose the components you want to install and deselect the other components that you do not want to install.

  6. Click Install to start the installation.

  7. Click Next and Finish to complete the installation procedure.

For Premiere Pro CC 2017:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\ADOBE\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017\Plug-Ins\Common. VR Player is installed at C:\Program Files\ADOBE\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore\Mettle.
  • macOS: MAC HD > Applications>Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 > Adobe Premiere Pro CC Right click and select Show package content > Plug-ins > Common.VR Player is installed at MAC HD > Library > Application Support > ADOBE > Common/Plug ins > 7.0 > MediaCore > Mettle.

For After Effects CC 2017:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\ADOBE\Adobe After Effects CC 2017\Support Files\Plug-ins\Effects.
  • macOS: MAC HD > Applications > Adobe After Effects CC 2017 > Plug-ins > Effects > Mettle.

For CC 2018, VR player is not installed within MediaCore anymore.

  • In Premiere Pro, the installed plug-ins are available at Effects > Video Effects > Mettle.
  • In After Effects, the installed plug-ins are available at Effects & Presets > Mettle.  

Contact Adobe Support for VR-related issues about the CC 2018 versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects. For support related to all other previous versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects, contact Mettle Support.


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