Tips For Traditionally Animating Fire Effects

Tracey Strong Takes the Mystery Out of Animating Fire Traditionally With Some Great Tips

Stylus Rumble covers a couple of the techniques that animators use to create animated fire effects. If you are looking for somewhere safe and secure, where your imagination can run wild with all those creative juices flowing — try Tracey Strong’s tutorials on how best explore these two attributes: subtraction (to make it go out) and addition (for sparks).

When it comes to adding smoke and fire effects in a video scene, there is no right or wrong way. You can use frame-by-frame techniques if you want but one simple tutorial will show how animating these two elements make chaos look like an amorphous mass on screen instead of something scary that would give people nightmares!