Press Release | Mantra VR – 360/VR Stylization and FX – Now Available

Press Release | Mantra VR – 360/VR Stylization and FX – Now Available


Mettle Unveils Highly Stylized Visual Effects Tools and Techniques for Cinematic 360/VR Filmmakers with the Launch of “Mantra VR”

Mantra VR for Adobe® Premiere Pro® and After Effects® Lets Filmmakers Create Immersive, Dream-Like Experiences in 360 Footage; Powerful Algorithms Enable Real-Time Visual Effects in 360

MONTREAL, Canada (September 14, 2017) –  Mettle ( today announced it is unveiling an entirely new set of cinematic 360/VR filmmaking tools for Adobe® Premiere Pro® and After Effects® artists with the launch of Mantra VR. Mantra VR is a collection of visual effects designed specifically for adding highly stylized treatments in real time to 360 video. It introduces a Globe Preview panel, a new way to preview 360°, as well as a Node Panel.

Renowned in the 360/VR filmmaking and post production community for its SkyBox Suite of cinematic 360/VR post production and editing tools, which were acquired by Adobe (Read More), Mettle is now at the forefront of visual effects design for 360 video with Mantra VR, and has taken the industry’s first steps toward enabling 360/VR filmmakers to take their creations to new levels of creativity and storytelling.

What is Mantra VR?

Mantra VR is a collection of 16 cinematic 360/VR visual effects treatments that enable Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects artists to add highly stylized effects to their 360/VR videos. Mettle introduces a “Globe Preview” panel, which displays the 360° composition wrapped around a sphere. Also includes a “Node Panel”, which lets users quickly stack effects, and the scripts are automatically written.


Chrome Spheres, Circular Waves, Escher Droste, Mirrors, Graphix, Hyperbolix, Magnifying Glass, Meridian Waves, Mobius Raw, Mobius Rotate, Mobius Transform, Primitivz, Repeater, Stretcher, Turbulence, Twirl.

Based on complex Fibonacci, Mobius mathematical calculations, Hyperbolics and primitives, Mantra VR’s powerful algorithms enable real-time visual effects treatments, seamlessly stitched and fluent to allow artists to create dream-like, hyper-realistic experiences for their audience – all in the 360 space. Each filter has multiple controls for adjusting focal point, fluency and speed. The effects have audioreactive controls, and work with Monoscopic and Stereocopic footage. We introduce advanced distribution systems, multipliers and a node based UX that greatly simplifies the creation of sophisticated motion graphics and “abstractions from reality”. There is a Global Sphere preview window that facilitates the preview of complex effects.

 “I often describe 360/VR cinematography as the ability to create true dream-like experiences unlike any filmmaking technique. Mantra VR is the manifestation of that theory. With Mantra VR, 360/VR content creators can easily create abstractions from 360 sources. ” said Nancy Eperjesy, co-founder of Mettle. “Our mission is really about enabling artists to do things with 360/VR video they could never do before. We are in awe of what some of our customers have already created with Mantra VR and we’re excited to be attending IBC at the Dell EMC booth, demonstrating exactly what’s possible with our tools.” 

Mettle Mantra VR: Complement to the Mettle Skybox Suite, which is now part of Adobe

Mettle Mantra VR effectively extends and complements Mettle’s Skybox Suite, which is an entire collection of cinematic 360/VR post production tools for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro artists.

Adobe acquired the SkyBox Suite June 21, 2017, and will be integrating them into After Effects and Premiere Pro. They are no longer available through Mettle, but current Adobe Creative Cloud Paid Subscribers Can Get Access to the plugins for free. Find out more.

Pricing and Availability

Mantra VR is available September 14, 2017, for $229 USD. For a collection of visually stunning 360 videos created by Mettle customers, and for more info, please visit

About Mettle

Mettle is a team of filmmakers, artists and engineers with an unwavering passion and clear vision for the future of 360/VR filmmaking. We are dedicated to making software tools that help our customers experience the possibilities of 360VR storytelling. We know that technology can often be the barrier between your dream and its realization. We also know that without amazing content to experience, there is no future for this amazing new frontier. That’s why we designed Skybox 360/VR plugins and Mantra VR. To learn more, and to experience what it means to be “Made with Mettle,” please visit

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