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Mantra VR


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

Version 1.20  Mac/WIN



Product Description

Take your Cinematic 360/VR production to the next level. 

  • 16 Effects: practical and stylization.

  • Compatible with SkyBox 360° plugins and Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro Immersive tools (CC 2018).

  • Quickly and easy way to stylize your 360 footage.

  • Tweak, merge, and chain the effects.

  • Node based panel makes it easy to add complex effects, includes many presets.

  • Audioreactivity features.

“Like Skybox, Mettle Mantra VR is essential for 360 degree 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

New! Version 1.20 now available. Includes:

  • Rectilinear or Flat Video Support.
  • Improved resolution on Globe Preview.
  • New Environment Lighting system for Graphix FX.
  • Enhanced audioreativity, including a new algorithm and Signal Fall-off features
  • Turbulence Effect and Hyperbolix Effect have new blending options
  • Stretcher Effect has a new feature to blur the poles

Customer Samples

“The Flat Earth” Skate Film | Trailer

Directed by Ty Evans, Ghost Digital CInema.

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 [Adobe] Premiere.  It was so incredibly straightforward and easy.” – Chris Holmes.

Moonbase INVASION ReMix |Mix Master Mike

Produced by Jonathan Winbush.

Chasing The World VR, by Daniel Bury.

“VR Dolly” camera movement in Post with Mantra VR > Mobius Transform.

Microcosmic Garden by Robert Steven Connett | Animation by Martin Stebbing

“VR Dolly”: Victoria Falls 8K 360° | Mantra VR > Mobius Zoom.

Courtesy Air Pano.

“Mantra VR is an incredible new 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

“VR Mirror”: Duplicate and Mirror your 360 footage.

Quick stylization for high impact.

Can be repeated on the X and Y axis.

Courtesy: Chasing the World VR.

Getting Started with Mantra VR

Mantra VR | Full Overview

Individual Effects Tutorials:

1. Chrome Spheres

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

2. Circular Waves

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

3. Escher Droste

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.

4. Graphix

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

5. Hyperbolix

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

6. Magnifying Glass

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

7. Meridian Waves

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

8. Mirrors

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

9. Mobius Raw

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.

10. Mobius Rotate – Little Planet/Wormhole Effect

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

11. Mobius Transform – Virtual Dolly In

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

12. Primitivz

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

13. Repeater

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

14. Stretcher

Allows to stretch or shrink the sphere around arbitrary latitude.

15. Turbulence

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.

16. Twirl

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

Mantra VR > Chrome Spheres. 360 Video courtesy Atmosphaeres.

Mantra VR > Circular Waves. Video courtesy Daniel Bury – Chasing the World VR

Mantra VR > Virtual Dolly with Mobius Transform. 360 Video courtesy Nanofilm.

Mantra VR > Different Effects. Video courtesy Benjamin Bernard.