Mantra V2


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

Version 2  Mac/WIN
Supports 360° Mono/Stereo and Rectilinear (flat) formats.




MANTRA V2: Your favorite 360° FX plugin + AR content creation.

  • Supports AR formats USDZ and glTF, for AR Players Adobe Aero, and Apple Reality Composer.
  • Amazing stylization FX that support Flat and 360 (mono and stereo) formats.

AR features in Mantra V2:

• Mantra ObjX– Import popular 3D formats (alembic, fbx, obj, glTF, USDZ), modify the materials and export them in AR-supported formats USDZ and glTF, supported by AR Players – Adobe Aero, and Apple Reality Composer.

• Updated “Mantra Spherify” – Convert 360° stills or footage into 3D spheres (portals) for use in AR. Use a different image for front and back side of the spheres. Includes full RGBA support. Export in USDZ and glTF format, for use in AR players like Adobe Aero and Reality Composer. Create spheres to use as portals in the AR players.

• Updated Mantra Graphix – Create geometry by extruding 2D graphics into 3D shapes, logos and text. Export in USDZ and glTF format, for use in AR players like Adobe Aero and Reality Composer.

360° VFX:

• 360/VR + Flat Stylization VFX – Transform your flat and 360° footage/images with our amazing set of stylization FX.

• Node-based Panel – No scripting necessary! Drag-and-drop to merge and effects.

• Audioreactive features:  FX  linked to audio

• Supported Formats – Flat, 360° Monoscopic and Stereoscopic O/U + SBS.

• Globe Preview – See your FX on the outside and interior of a sphere. Quickly see how your effects look in close to real time.

• Compatible with Immersive tools in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

PIERS BARON “Majesty”, Director: Ty Evans | Stylization FX with Mantra

Mantra V2: Overview

Create 3D Objects in After Effects using Mantra v2

“Mantra VR is an incredible tool from Mettle which unlocks a world of possibilities for manipulating 360˚ video.

The first time I used it, I was in awe of what it allowed me to do. There are so many parameters to play with and it’s genuinely fun to experiment with each new effect — so much so, that it’s easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole. It opens up new ways to create unique transitions and video effects within a spherical environment. Suddenly, 360˚ footage becomes a fluid, almost liquid-like substance, that you can pull, shape and mould, like an alchemist, to create surreal worlds, dreamscapes and alternate realities.”
Dan White, Director of Technology, Rapid VR

Getting Started with Mantra VR
Version 1.0

Mantra VR Version 1.20
New features Overview

Customer Samples

The Flat Earth Trailer

Directed by Ty Evans, Ghost Digital CInema.

BTS on “The Flat Earth” with Ty Evans > Mantra VR

Jeep® Sessions: Jordy’s Surfing Journey in 360 ̊

Produced by RapidVR.

Opening DJ set for Paul McCartney One on One tour, Oct 1 2017 Detroit Little Caesars Arena.

Produced by Chris Holmes

“I love the Mantra VR plugin. The effects are a godsend.  I love the ease of working with them in Premiere.  It’s so incredibly straightforward and easy.”

– Chris Holmes.

Moonbase INVASION ReMix | Mix Master Mike

Visuals by Jonathan Winbush.

Chasing the World VR.

Virtual Dolly – camera movement in Post. Mantra VR > Mobius Transform.

By Chasing The World VR, Daniel Bury.

“Mettle Mantra VR is essential for Flat and 360° video post production.

Mobius Zoom allows for simulated camera zooms and movements which add production value to static shots. The creative applications of Mantra range from practical to psychedelic, and they empower storytellers to enhance 360 degree videos in creative ways that were not possible until now.”

Daniel Bury, Chasing the World VR

Microcosmic Garden | Robert Steven Connett.

Mantra VR > Turbulence effect.

Visuals by Martin Stebbing

Sunday Closing Set | Tipper

Mantra VR > Turbulence effect.

Visuals by Martin Stebbing.

Mantra VR | Full Overview

Individual Effects Tutorials:

V1.25 Mantra VR > Spherify

Simulates one or more curved mirrors of arbitrary size and distribution. Curvature is set to simulate hemisphere by default.

Simulates capillary waves e.g. water ripples. Allows to control wave length, wave amplitude, frequency, decay, etc.

Implements Escher & Droste effects, separately or combined. Droste effect allows infinite recursive repetitions of the original frame. Escher effect allows to twist repetitions recursively into the spiral.

Allows to place and distribute flat 2D graphics or text across the sphere.

Implements hyperbolic tiling algorithm for 360. Rich set of parameters allows to achieve different kaleidoscope like warps of original frame.

Simulates one ore more magnifying glasses of arbitrary size and distribution. Magnifying power can be adjusted.

Simulates sinusoidal waves across the lines of longitude (meridians) on the sphere. Allows to control wave length, wave amplitude, frequency, decay, etc.

Simulates one or more flat mirrors of arbitrary size and distribution. It reflects the opposite side of the enclosing sphere.

Allows all you to create your own effects using Math. Based on values of a complex matrix, with 4 values, each being a complex number. You can apply specific complex values – if you know your math! Otherwise, just play around with the controls to spontaneously create effects.

Allows to rotate original sphere around two arbitrary points selected on the sphere.

Allows to zoom original sphere to arbitrary point selected on the sphere. Zoom out point can be also selected arbitrarily.

Allows for primitives to be added too the scene. Uses image based lighting – reacts to the environment.

Replicates original frame horizontally, vertically or in both directions at the same time.

Allows to stretch or shrink the sphere around arbitrary latitude.

Allows original frame to transform into a painterly Van Gogh “Starry Night” look, based on physical turbulent flow simulation. Requires a static image, not video. You animate the progress of the effect. Works on 2D and spherical image.

Allows original frame to transform into a spiral, or twirl.

COMPATIBLE WITH Adobe CC and higher.
Please download a demo to try on your system prior to purchase.