Creating real FIRE !

Posted: March 6, 2008 in Tutorials (English)
Its gettin hot in here…! Inkscape Version 0.46
I was searching for a way to create real fire in Inkscape.

Now i got it! The magic word is…turbulence ! This is really a cool feature.
This tutorial is made with the development version build 5. mar 2008.
Let`s go:
First, change the background color of your document 100% black. Draw a rectangle ca. 600x 400 px. Then create the fire-filter.
Open the filter dialog: Object > Filter Effects .
Click the “new” button and get the effects “turbulence”/ “colormatrix” and “blur”.

Settings:

turbulenz.jpg colormatrix1.jpg blur.jpg

Then you have to draw a fire shape along the (transparent) black lines like this:
shape.jpg

Cut the shape with Object > Clip > Set and you have a real looking fire in Inkscape !

shape2.jpg Nice.

Now we add an text. Fill and stroke, gray / white alternate gradients:

text.jpg and with the fire: firetext.jpg

Nice too, but we make it perfect! We need smoke!
Use the calligraphic pen and draw some wavelike lines along the letters with white/alternate gradient fill.
Settings for the pen:
cali.jpg

smoke.jpg

I don`t like the sharp contour. So i build another easy blur filter:

filterdialog1.jpg

The result:

smokefilter.jpg Better!

Now we create smoke around the fire at the same way:

firesmoke.jpg

At last dubble the fire and scale it down.

Puhh. That`s it ! After these steps you could have a real looking fire effect! This is my finish picture:

ready.jpg

Download the original SVG here.

Hope you like it ! Have fun!

Chris

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Comments
  1. heathenx says:

    That’s a pretty neat looking effect. Great work!

  2. Courtney Miles says:

    This is a really sweet effect.

    Note that your link to the SVG is wrong (too many http://'s in the address :) )

  3. chrisdesign says:

    Thank you for you comments!
    The link is correct now. :-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice tutorial, but please disable that page snapshot plugin, it makes browsing your blog very annoying.

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  6. Salman says:

    Very nice looking effect. Don’t seem to work for me though and I’ve followed the instructions exactly.

  7. fenixproductions says:

    Stopped working in Inkscape 0.4.7.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It works for me in 0.47, but does not seem to export to a bitmap.

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