That would just be some glow, possibly combined with one of the otehr effects. The magic suace is al lin the animated matte and whether that is some animated mask or an object buffer from C4D ultimately doesn't matter much.
Sounds so easy, I feel like a derp, but I have one question
I'll add lumiance to the rig and it should look good, maybe a few texture tweaks too
But what glow should I use? It needs to be controlable, with size and movement and color
Is there any plugins needed for that kind of glow?
If you are looking to recreate this:
You need layers not a plug-in applied to a single layer. There are blend modes going on here (add and maybe screen) some blurring, and animated shape created with a mask or a shape layer, opacity changes, some light bursts. I would start with a master animated shape, duplicate it 3 times, blur the top copy a lot and experiment with blend modes to get the red glow, add a blur and a light glow to the second layer and experiment with blend modes, and add some simple particle effects to the third layer.
Thanks, I got it working!
I ended up adding some Optical Flares as well, it made it look a lot better!
Thanks for the help