Create an X-Ray Effect in After Effects with FLUX + Mantra V2

Create an X-Ray Effect in After Effects with FLUX + Mantra V2

Learn two easy ways to create an X-Ray effect in After Effects, using Mettle FLUX and Mantra V2.
1) Import your 3D model as OBJ with Mantra V2, and apply a FLUX volume as texture.
2) Import a png and transform into a 3D logo with Mantra V2 > Graphix effect. Apply a FLUX volume as a texture. Hosted by Charles Yeager.

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

Create FLUX layer.

Keyframe FLUX animation with VR Rotate Sphere.

Add png logo to comp.

Mantra > Graphix effect, layer with logo.

Set FLUX layer as Material in Mantra V2.

Set FLUX layer as Environment in Mantra V2.

Add extrusion and bevel.

Choose from several FLUX render modes.

Change FLUX colors with Hue/Saturation effect.

Import Model OBJ into After Effects with Mantra V2, and apply FLUX texture.

Mantra V2 > Cross Section Render mode.

Retrowave example with Male model OBJ.

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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