VinhSon Nguyen from CreativeDojo looks at creating flames in After Effects using only After Effects’ built in toolset including Fractal Noise. Check out the complete tutorial for Creating Semi-Realistic Flames with After Effects Built In Tools here.
From the tutorial description: “Today, we dive into After Effects and take a look at how we can create some amazing looking flames without any 3rd party plugins. Although we aren’t trying to create 100% realistic flames, with some color correction and tweaking, you could pull it off as real flames. We will be using the powerful ‘Fractal Noise’ effect and ‘Colorama’ to colorize our flames.”