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How to Make Fire Without a Simulation | Blender Fire Tutorial


Kenan Proffitt writes:

Learn how to make fire in Blender without making a time consuming fire simulation! This fire effect will render quickly in real time using EEVEE render engine. The trick is creating an animated material that looks like flames and smoke, then layering multiple materials together to get the illusion of fire.

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Kenan Proffitt

I’ve been a blender enthusiast for over a decade now, and I’m constantly amazed at how this powerful software has evolved. I have been fortunate to establish a professional career in the film industry, working at an animation studio as an Environment Supervisor. It seems no matter the project, I always come back to Blender! Blender is among the pieces of software I use every day on animated features films, and I absolutely love it! Some years ago I found a niche on YouTube using Blender for VFX. This introduced me to the wonderful community that surrounds our beloved software. I continually seek to learn from others and share my experience and knowledge, as we all help each other grow in our digital creativity.


  1. Great tutorial, Kenan. I have just finished making some fire following another tutorial using a domain but this is amazing! And beautifully explained as well. Thanks. Like you I continually am learning something new from others and this is no exception.

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