Making digital art of any kind can be difficult. Learning a specific software in order to make that art creates an additional challenge. To add the dreadful expense of purchasing said software to create that perfect explosion for a movie, paint a texture for a video game, or rig a creature for a SciFi shot, would seem to bring an unwanted downer to the already challenging process.

There’s few things as fun as creating a VFX clip with fire in it. In the following post we’ll take a look at a few of our favorite fire tutorials from around the internet. If this post inspires your inner pyromaniac check out our free 2K fire elements here on ActionVFX.

I want to do a throwback type deal here and remind y'all just how far we have come in the VFX world. We are going to take a look at a few moments in history where artists were bringing visual effects to life, before they even knew what "visual effects" were.