Adobe Swallows Yet Another Product – Mettle SkyBox Studio for 360 and VR Production
The Monopoly Rises.
Adobe just announced their acquisition of Mettle’s package of 360 / VR tools and intention to integrate them into the Creative Cloud apps. Wondering what it’s all about?
I’ve used their products to create a few 360 experiences for tradeshows and it was a very intuitive experience. Mettle’s co-founder Chris Bobotis will be joining the team at Adobe so I hope he can keep innovating the software and hopefully prevent Adobe from breaking it and removing features (Multiprocessing Anyone?).
Existing and legacy SkyBox customers will continue to have the same contact and support process through Mettle. The current standalone plugins are going to be unavailable for purchase.
Current Adobe Creative Cloud paid subscribers will be able to access SkyBox plugins through Adobe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your Adobe ID and first and last name as it appears on your account. You will receive a response within 24 hours.
I haven’t seen a timeline for when the integrated plugin will arrive but I will optimistically hope that the next CC update will include it since theoretically it is already a finished product.