This was my first attempt at mixing live action and CGI. The programs I use are Blender for 3D and Sony Movie Studio for editing and compositing. I learned a lot on this first try...working on the second one now
Thank you, it was a learning experience for sure. Originally I had planned to do the light connection, and honestly got lazy toward the end of the process. I spent so much time figuring out the compositing that i was exhausted. Been working on a new shot for about two weeks now...I learned a valuable lesson from this, to take my time lol!
Blender is Amazing...it has become an obsession for me. I don't know if you have any experience with 3D, but this program is very powerful for open source. I will warn you up front, the training material for Blender is abundant....but not all in one place. The best way to learn is Youtube.