...is a roundup of tutorials and free projects now at PVC.
One item mentioned is by Video Copilot, who posted an effective campfire or torch-like flame in a free fire project for After Effects:
is a little test I made using CC Particle World and some vector blur to
make Fire. It’s not perfect but an interesting study. One of the key
things I did was used a wiggle expression on the particle birthrate to
give a variable emission pattern like something was burning
inconsistently. It’s a little slow to render but it is very high
Read the rest in Creating Fire in After Effects at PVC.