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Lightwrapping in LightWave – compositing techniques

Lightwrapping is the process of wrapping the background plate around the edges of elements composited on top of it. The effect is to help the foreground elements better integrate with the amount of light from behind them, and is a common practise in compositing with green-screened actors or other VFX related elements. Liberty3D citizen, Kevin Phillips, has produced a great video that explains the process of creating a Lightwrap and applying it directly into your renders within LightWave, or rendering the effect out for compositing later with an editing package. If you’re new to compositing, have never heard of a “lightwrap” or want to know how to create and use one in your own photocomp renders then this video is for you.

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