New: Environment Light for Mantra VR Graphix Effect | Overview

New: Environment Light for Mantra VR Graphix Effect | Overview

The Mantra VR 1.20 Update has integrated “Environment Light” and “Material” parameters into the Graphix Effect. This allows for more organic compositing of non-360° sources onto your 360 footage, especially when using the Distribution features, which let you quickly add and animate multiple instances. Charles Yeager goes over the new features, and shows best practices for compositing 2D footage and logos, and walks us through an easy way to add subtitles. Check out the overview below.

Mantra VR is a 360/VR plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro that helps you take your 360° video production to the next level. It is a set of 16 practical and stylization effects. Watch all our Mantra VR tutorials to learn more. You can download a free demo and try it out! 

Graphix Effect Environment Light | Mantra VR

Apply Graphix and Select the projected Layer

Turn-On Environment Light

Environment Light works on Multiple distributions

Adjusting Reflectivity

Use on Footage

Before/After Environment Light

Use to add multiple instances of 360° subtitles

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.

Mantra VR is a comprehensive set of stylization filters for 360/VR, and now natively for 2D production as well, for After Effects and Premiere Pro. Optimized for the GPU, it’s especially fast in Premiere Pro, which is also optimized for GPU, where it works in Real Time on professional grade systems. Download a free demo and try it out!

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