I wanted to do this tutorial for a while because I felt it was a fun way to get into Blender 2.8!
2.8 is a fun time for all. The viewport is just amazing. Viewport transparency is a dream come true. I was unable to go back to 2.79 after seeing what Eris was up to. I had pestered her for her fire and tore apart the graph to learn how to do it. And with her permission it is now a tutorial.
So pull up by the fire for another tutorial...