I have some video of me dancing that I vectorized, and I want to attach to the perimeter of the 3D me a couple of things. I want to wear a head-to-toe 'suit of light', with rays and everything. The other thing is I want to cover that with a layer of 3D me wearing a big sheet over my head, with only the edges animated.
Mmh, not quite sure... Except perhaps for your "suit of light" with Shine, you could do a great deal of your stuff in C4D by matching geometry (e.g. splines with PLA in loft NURBS)and rendered to an extra pass.