Light Wrap for compositing

Light Wrap is a simple yet very useful tool for Fusion. I created this tool several years ago and have been using it ever since. It doesn’t do magic or any fancy compositing, but whenever I want to marry two different plates, Light Wrap comes in very handy.

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Here is a photo I took in August 2015. It was a sunny summer evening, the time when sunlight gets trapped between glass buildings and starts to bounce all around the streets creating interesting lighting scenarios.

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The sunset on Thurlow St.

I took this photo and composited a scanned Buddha statuette on top. I didn’t spend much time lighting and rendering. I used a quick three-point lighting setup and eyeballed everything else. Once I got the render, I brought it in comp. Light Wrap and Vintage lens filtering compensated my lazy rendering setup helping me to blend in the CGI element.

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And as usual, the tool is free for all renderstory.com readers, here is a download link. If you haven’t tried Vintage Lens Filter (another neat tool I created) you can find it here.

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Here is the scheme which shows one of the ways to connect and use the Light Wrap node in the flow.

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2 thoughts on “Light Wrap for compositing

    1. Hi Eric,
      Thanks for your feedback. I think you can use it anyway you want as any other regular 2d node. I haven’t tried it with 3d nodes though.

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