Free Fire Project

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Here is a little test I made using CC Particle World and some vector blur to make Fire. It’s not perfect but an interesting study. One of the key things I did was used a wiggle expression on the particle birthrate to give a variable emission pattern like something was burning inconsistently. It’s a little slow to render but it is very high resolution.

Sample Video

Project File

Essentially it is 3D, although I haven’t tested it much for things like looking down on it… Currently it is only for AE CS3 but an After Effects tutorial may be possible in the future.

POSTED:
10 years ago
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133 Comments

3 years ago
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Bill
3 years ago
sign... ummm... it is a .mov file. Bad juju for me here at the work. NO QUICKTIME allowed on casino windows computers due to QT security holes.
jabirkhan
3 years ago
plese softwer da do
4 years ago
Thank you, for your free project
Naod Adnew
4 years ago
Awesome
i really like your Vedios tnx!
Naod Adnew Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
4 years ago
This is so amazing, and it shows how experience and creativity can bring to life with standard effects on any software..
4 years ago
thanks, it's so amazing.....
4 years ago
Thank you very much.
hangxoan
6 years ago
It's so cool. Thank you very much.
6 years ago
Awesome,thanks .. i like after effect and i like VIDEO COPILOT <3
Nishad
7 years ago
Awesome,thanks Andrew,greetings from India.
7 years ago
thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx =)
Nastya
7 years ago
Andrew, you gave us the fire! Prometheus!
Valkyrie
7 years ago
Hi, when I downloaded it, my Mac won't let me open it because it's .aep anybdy know why?
Tong
8 years ago
I like this and want to learn how to make it.

Could you give us tutorial,plz?
uday
8 years ago
Thanks lookin nice
tunde adeoye
8 years ago
i am lucky to come accros u and d tremdious thing u do, i am happy, i'd stick wit ya! i'd luv to b another andrew kramer!
gozie
9 years ago
no one like you andrew, you like a father in vfx, not like a father but a father, thanks alot, greetings from Gozie n igbo boys in vfx
kuldeep
10 years ago
THANKS:-)
omoluku
10 years ago
you are too much...keep it up!
Pablo
10 years ago
Hi! thanks for those very exciting video tutorials and contents of this page...

I'm really happy to found you and I'm learning a lot thanks to you...

I just have one question... Can you make a tutorial just the way you made the fire?

thanks and I'll be waitin' for it thanks
HVQ
10 years ago
That cool...
I hope the tut video comes soon, we are waiting...
pavan
10 years ago
hi,nice work dude.

hey guy's.
my aft fx don't have cc vector blur, plz help me where can i get it. is it a free one
Tim
10 years ago
I found an answer for my question, its smart to read the FAqs before you ask questions, thats what ive learnt today!
10 years ago
Nice... Luckily, I'm upgrading to CS4 (from AE 7) at the end of the month so I'll be able to open these projects.

I've actually been downloading these projects and'll be so excited when I upgrade, this is AWESOME!
-David
Tim
10 years ago
What about this site, Doogle?
10 years ago
I'd say that depends on the tutorial/site. Some places state that you can use the works in your own work and get paid for them, others say you can't.

Oh, the link above of mine doesn't work, damn youtube deleted the vid for some reason so I re-uploaded it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azASujLrpu4
Tim
10 years ago
I recently bumped into this site, and its amazing. Thank you Andrew, you surely deserve some donation for all your work that you are sharing.

A question that I have been thinking alot about:
Is it "legal" to follow your tutorials and then when its finished, can you sell it and make money out of it? Im only 15, so its nothing i can do, but Ive been thinking that it would be an easy way for people to just follow ur great tutorials, and then sell the high quality stuff they get from following the tutorials.

Thanks, Tim
10 years ago
Here's my logo using these techniques...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-iSbhYLiKY

Thanks again Andrew.
10 years ago
Wow, this is brilliant Andrew thanks. I've been trying to make realistic looking fire for my brother's band's logo, now I've finally made it thanks to your amazing skills. I also used the 'free pizza' method you used too to add extra coolness to my logo.

I'll post a link to it once it's online for you to see :o)
10 years ago
you are going to become a legend.
ray
10 years ago
hey andrew...great job with the tutorials...i've really learnt alot,, i was wandering if you cud make a music video tutorial with any of the cool effects available
David
10 years ago
Nice.... I've always wanted to make AE fire. Thanks!
-David
shimoda
10 years ago
it's perfect
Thank you Andrew
Pyro
10 years ago
Let it burn mate.
Nico
10 years ago
Very Nice effect !!
Thank you Andrew
I like the vortex too !
10 years ago
Awesome effect. ^_^
Peter Holmes
10 years ago
...and they said it couldn't be done without trapcode
10 years ago
It is a very cool effect, but there are some programs that can produce such an effect with less effort like Wondertouch particle illusion, or what do you think?
ralph
10 years ago
Hey Andrew, I like what you and your crew do very much,this is my first reply but i've been watching your tutorials from the beginning i've seen you mature and your work with it.Let me give you one lesson.
Alway's put your family first.
With their support you will never fail.

gr Ralph from the Netherlands
Ace
10 years ago
Hey Andrew, i would be really happy if you could make a tutorial how to make such a fire with trapcode particular!

still nice stuff as always
Filip
10 years ago
This is impossible. A few days earlier some team asked me to do a video and they wanted fire in it!!

Thanks so much. I tried the Particular Fire preset but this seems to look better!

Filip from belgium.
Viet
10 years ago
Andrew you are the man! You know whats funny? This is a study of fire effects, but it already looks better than all fire after effects tutorials out there. Great Work!
Brenton
10 years ago
WOW! that's a damn good attempt! thank you!!
Amy
10 years ago
like real fire...so nice
10 years ago
Thank you!
Adam
10 years ago
It won't open for CS4 for me. :(
Adam
10 years ago
Thanks so much for sharing this. :)
G Man
10 years ago
i like the vortex by the way...
very nice Mr. Kramer!
sahul
10 years ago
hi this is sahul

in my after effects missing some effects( cc particles,cc bend it...)


please help me...........soon

please..................
Allen Ellis
10 years ago
By the way guys, in case you missed it this effect is *fully 3D*!

http://allenellis.com/public/FIRE-3D.mov

I added a jump-back in the background for reference. Pretty sweet :).
Allen Ellis
10 years ago
Man! Usually I'm pretty good at picking apart your projects to see what you did, but this one blows me away.

It looks really really nice. Thanks so much so inspiring us yet again :)
Haim
10 years ago
That’s pretty cool :D
AB
10 years ago
Absolutely beautiful
10 years ago
As i am a stingy person, i haven't bought most of your packs of stock footage, but to put an editable fire effect like this on the web...for free? most sites would charge some ludicrous amount, but this is great. Thanks for all you have done for the online compositing community.
Justin Von Konsky
10 years ago
Looks great Andrew! I've been looking for a fire effect for a while. Please make a tutorial compatible with cs2. Thank you so much!
Christopher Oliver
10 years ago
Wait, how the, you are the man. I have CS3 and I've been experimenting myself on how to create fire. Here you are mastering it like nothing. Dude you are the man and you deserve every penny of your work.

Christopher Oliver
.COMcomics
Chris
10 years ago
Epic as all ways. Keep up the good work.
Mcloen
10 years ago
This is awesome man i already done 6 or so test videos using this effects in it
G Man
10 years ago
you know what Andrew...
when I saw you use the Vector Blur on the previous thing, I was thinking it would be a great look for water...

but I would have never thought to try it for fire....

how did you get so smart?????
thomas
10 years ago
wow awesome !!!

I wait for the tutorial, I have AE 7 Pro, not CS3 :(

Congratulations
Thomas A.
Excelsior
10 years ago
Wow, its a pretty though to render it kinda heavy with particles :p
Thorsten Miess
10 years ago
"It’s a little slow to render but it is very high resolution."

but? -- because!

BTW :D , it looks so cool even though you may want to use stock footage to create realistic fire, its awesome if you haven´t stock footage available or just with the use of Titles and stuff like that!

I 1 2 c more tests of yours!
10 years ago
Yeah andrew!

Fume FX is one of the best way to make realistic fire, good job in AE!

Chris
www.chrisrena.com
10 years ago
cheers Andrew. think i've seen that plugin around, i'm studying animation at university so hopefully i'll be able to get my hands on it in max :P
10 years ago
There are different ways, you might want to check out Fume FX.
10 years ago
How do they create realistic fire in movies? Maya?
10 years ago
Glad you guys like it, I'll have to start uploading more tests. I do so many...
10 years ago
Great Andrew.... Thanks!
Farhad Shafaq
10 years ago
very nice , cool & so hot
Shouryu
10 years ago
Awesome!
10 years ago
It seems to be great
Michael
10 years ago
I think you read all of our minds with this one!
martin troy
10 years ago
Holy Cow Andrew!! i was just going to ask for a Fire tutorial!! you read my freaking mind!!! fire tutorials please!!!
gor
10 years ago
why is it not working on CS4?
Peter Wong
10 years ago
I think these are sometimes more valuable than tutorials
10 years ago
HELL YES !!

I ONLY JUST UPGRADED TO CS4 YESTERDAY !!

THANKS XD
10 years ago
Andrew, have you been doing any more modeling? I swear this is you on my Golden Grahams cereal box. Or your evil twin!

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/andrew1228287862.jpg

Please send me a copy of Pro Scores for unearthing this revelation! JK :)
gerri
10 years ago
dudeee you got me into after effects!!
ur so cool if you want you can check some of my videos

www.youtube.com/pirosendarti

thanks a lot!! and keep up the good work!
ps. can wait for pro scores!
I’m JOE!
10 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Keep up the good work, I just saw a bunch of your products and tutorials put to interesting use. keep up the good work.

Yo go boy.
guillermo
10 years ago
Good Andrew, greetings from Chile!
your works is best
Infaas
10 years ago
That is HOT
Flubber
10 years ago
Looks OK

Thank you!
Sandy
10 years ago
thank u Andrew!!!!!! keep up the good work!!!!!
Travis
10 years ago
Hello Andrew, I'm not sure if it was on this site or not, But I recall seeing a video you posted about good compositing in after effects. The movie was about a team that I guess was Ireland and they were moving across a area when they heard sniper shots and saw a mirror up in a sniper tower. At one point I guess the sargeant in charge got his legs blown off by a grenade or land mine. It might have been on Machinima.com im not sure but if you posted it will you please try to find it and re port it. I thought that video was amazing. Thanks ahead of time.
illd
10 years ago
Hi Ziran,

one way you could do it:
Film it against a black screen and use the Add or Screen Blendingmode for your smoke layer than in AE - That will subtract the dark wall.

Also theere is a plugin called "unmult" (which is freeware),it was made especially for removing blacks, its a no brainer to use!

Ask the Question again in the Forum, I am shure you will get a lot of help there!
illd
10 years ago
Just reviewed the fire Project file - it cant be that good!

Even in quarter resolution it looks better then any AE fire I ever tried - and only with 4 layers! Some frames even look to me like a painting style.
I feel so numb right now - I think I´ll stop Motiongraphics, sell my PCs and try me tomorrow in Basketball or so...
Ziran (Joe)
10 years ago
Hey how do you take video for custom smoke effects. I don't know how to film it.
illd
10 years ago
Looks realy great! The best fire made in AE i have seen so far, and i`ve seen em all ;)

Thanks VCP!
Aegis Kleais
10 years ago
Too bad it doesn't look that realistic.

...

..

.

Yeah right! :) It looks freakin' fantastic! I even put an ending apostrophe on my 'freakin', and I NEVER do that! (That's just how impressed I am!)
10 years ago
Angel, It should work with CS4...
Jim Stone
10 years ago
Nice work! Thanks again
Angel
10 years ago
AWW I have CS4 :(
wiseninja1
10 years ago
That's pretty cool :D
JP
10 years ago
if the flames could cause a light effect inside a room - that would be cool. You know how a flame looks inside a dark room where it flickers here and there....
nate
10 years ago
Combine this with the escaping soul tutorial and you can breathe fire!
Jeddel
10 years ago
/$& THIS IS GREAT ANDREW YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH I NEED SOME FIRE FOR A PROJECT!!!!


THANKS ALOT


yOUR fAN #1

jEDDEL
Dustin James
10 years ago
That looks spectacular... I will be playing with this for a while.
Kramer’s Evil Twin
10 years ago
Please be careful when playing with fire, you remember what happened to Prometheus!!!!
Alex
10 years ago
For some reason I can't seem to find CC particle world to buy it. Did they change the name? Suggestions? Went to the developers website. Couldn't find it there for some reason.
Mohamad
10 years ago
Thanks you rock
Bo
10 years ago
I just watched your fire clip..and yeah man that's damn sexy
jorberg
10 years ago
Nice Freebie AK!! We appreciate it! I'm looking forward to spending some $$$ on those scores though! Thanks for all your hard work --
Bo
10 years ago
I agree with Bones up there about the hand on fire thing. That's something I've been tinkering with but it's obviously not an exact science. If you could try something with engulfing someone's hand, like on Heroes, I can guarantee you will make a LOT of people happy =)

Peace bro
10 years ago
Andrew is on Fire! Thanks man
Victor
10 years ago
An amazing comp Kramer, very fluid and natural and wow, you are the man when it comes to taking AE to its max
Some Guy
10 years ago
Wow, this looks cool. You are a genius. Thank you.
10 years ago
Very cool. I opened in AE CS4 on the Mac with no problem. I'm amazed at how simple it is given how cool it is!
bahaa
10 years ago
thanks it look really nice ..i have after effects cs3 but it says that its edited with after effects version 8.0 and couldnt be opened with this version of after effects (my after effects cs3 version 7.0)
bahaa
10 years ago
thanks it look really nice ..i have after effects cs3 but it says that its edited with after effects version and couldnt be opened with this version of after effects (my after effects cs3 version 7.0)
Ben Wotton
10 years ago
Hey Andrew...Did you use the method mentioned on the forums a few weeks ago?

Fire looks nice BTW
10 years ago
thanks for the constant updates...and for the fire.
10 years ago
Lovely. I think I shall download this a play with it a bit.
10 years ago
Andrew, the link to video is broken, check please, thanks.
Matt
10 years ago
WOOOW! can't wait for tutorial!!!
Browser:)
10 years ago
wow...looks so real bro!!!!
10 years ago
Hmm very interesting.
10 years ago
That's hot.

Thanks, Andrew!
ömer tatlisoz
10 years ago
thanks Andrew :)
10 years ago
Now I know why I bought all those products
Tommy
10 years ago
thanks
Darrol
10 years ago
Thanks for the fire project. I am still working on a fire design that started with the energy tutorial using CC Particle world with faded lens particles and a smoke like background.
aidan
10 years ago
any more news on Pro Scores???
bobthenob
10 years ago
fire ill teach you to burn
10 years ago
What timing. I was actually starting to work on a shot for my reel that involved flames igniting from a person's hands. I think I know how to approach it but it'd be cool to see another perspective on it.
Étienne
10 years ago
Very nice!
aidan
10 years ago
awesome, I've wanted something like this for a while!
diilman
10 years ago
Cool! Thank you!
fabio
10 years ago
sweet andrew.. grettings from netherlands
lawrence
10 years ago
You ROCK!
Dave B
10 years ago
"Look I have made FIRE !!!" - Tom Hanks. Woooo thanks for giving us the gift us fire Mr. Kramer
10 years ago
Looks nice!!!
Jorge
10 years ago
Wow that is pretty good