Charles Yeager (yeagerfilm.com) shows how to create a 360° scene using Mettle FreeForm pro and GEOLayers 2 in After Effects CC 2019. He uses the built in VR tools that are native to After Effects.
You can create a 360° landscape animation, as well as reflection and environment maps.
Download free trials of the 3rd party plugins and follow along:
FreeForm Pro: mettle.com/product/freeform-pro
GEOLayers 2: aescripts.com/geolayers/
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