Blender super noob here.

Is it feasible to have, lets say, a neon sign made in Blender, emit light onto its surroundings when placed in a real life video?

  • $\begingroup$ this is feasible, but it requires manual laber. (I'm not very good at vfx, I'm just saying that it can be done.) $\endgroup$
    – Millard
    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:04

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You would camera project parts of your video to objects within the Blender scene and those objects catch the surrounding light. Than you would comp it over your footage.

here is a small YT Video that shows the process with an Image but you can also use Video or Image Frames - but be aware that you have a good tracking or you will get sliding effects


ohhh and for sure BlenderGuru's Camera Mapping tutorial


if you set up your scene like this, you can have your NeonSign lighten Up the surrounding Areas.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much! I will check out your recommendations! $\endgroup$ Oct 26, 2019 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ @TylerKeene if you you find that answer helpful, please vote it p and tagg it as helpful so that other user with the same problem can find it easier and know that it can be a help. $\endgroup$ Oct 28, 2019 at 8:22
  • $\begingroup$ @TylerKeene does it help you ? $\endgroup$ Nov 6, 2019 at 10:51

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