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.
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”.
Cut the shape with Object > Clip > Set and you have a real looking fire in Inkscape !
Now we add an text. Fill and stroke, gray / white alternate gradients:
I don`t like the sharp contour. So i build another easy blur filter:
Now we create smoke around the fire at the same way:
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:
Hope you like it ! Have fun!