Create a Droste Effect Space Scene | After Effects | FLUX | Mantra V2

Create a Droste Effect Space Scene | After Effects | FLUX | Mantra V2

Charles Yeager ( shows how to create a Droste Effect Space Loop in After Effects, with FLUX and Mantra V2. FLUX lets you generate atmospheric/volumetric effects, that bring this to a next level animation. Mantra V2 > Escher Droste Effect and Mobius Transform make it easy to create the mesmerizing Droste loop. Charles also uses the built in VR tools that are native to After Effects. Mantra V2 and FLUX support flat and 360° formats.

Download free trials of the plugins and follow along: FLUX  Mantra V2

Start with Space image.

Apply Mettle FLUX.

Reposition FLUX Volume and add Color Vibrance.

Add Space Comp to a new HD comp.

Apply VR Rotate Sphere.

Apply Mantra V2 > Mobius Transform.

Apply Mantra V2 > Escher Droste.

Adjust Feather mode to change edge of spiral.

Keyframe Zoom loop to adjust the speed of the spiral.

Experiment with other settings to modify look.

Charles Yeager is a Filmmaker & Motion Graphics Artist currently residing in Arkansas. His projects have been recognized by Canon, Video Copilot, Vimeo, Filmmaker IQ, No Film School, Film Convert, BOOM Library & Filminute. See his portfolio at

Charles is the author of numerous Mettle tutorials on video post-production in After Effects and Premier Pro. You can find them in the tutorial sections on our website.

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