Mantra VR | Esher Droste Tutorial

Mantra VR | Esher Droste Tutorial

The Esher Droste Effect in Mantra VR creates an infinite spiral in your 360 Composition. This spiral can be keyframed in many ways and its parameters modified to create different effects. Charles Yeager goes through some of these effects in this tutorial video.

Mantra VR is a 360/VR plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro. It is a set of 16 stylization and practical effects that you can apply directly onto your 360 footage, available now for $229.

Mantra VR is designed by the creators of SkyBox Suite, which has been acquired by Adobe, that are now fully integrated in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Mantra VR – Esher Droste Tutorial

Effect > Mettle > Mantra VR Esher Droste.

The Interpolate parameter adjusts the strength of the spiral effect, from the full strength of the spiral to the original footage.

Zoom factor adjusts the field of view of the Esher Droste Spiral.

Unchecking the “Twirl” option transforms the spiral into a series of circles.

Mantra VR.

360/VR Stylization + FX for After Effects and Premiere Pro.

A set of 16 filters with practical and artistic effects, with a Node Panel, Audio Reactivity and Globe Preview Panel


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 tutorials on 360/VR video production in After Effects and Premier Pro. You can find them in the tutorial sections on the Mettle website.

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