Short Form Video’s Laurence Grayson shows how you can make a fairly convincing flame and fire effect with the standard tools that are available in After Effects. Laurence makes great use of the CC Particle Systems II effect in Ae to create the flames, in a rather simple process. Check out the tutorial for Creating Flames with the Standard After Effects Toolset here.

Want to create a realistic flame or fire effect, but don’t want to spend money on royalty-free footage or expensive plug-ins? Here’s a plugin-free method that works with the standard toolkit in After Effects from CS3 upwardsLaurence Grayson –