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# Flash Script â€“ Fire Effect Article

Georgina Laidlaw
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How can you create a great fire effect? Like this!

1. First, create a radial gradient circle object as shown below.

2. Convert this to a graphic object, and name it â€˜flameâ€™.

3. Again convert this graphic object â€” this time, to a movie clip. Give this movie clip a instance name of â€˜flâ€™.

4. Now, go into the timeline of the movie clip fl. Shrink the size of flame graphic object as shown below.

5. Extend 4 frames and place a key frame in the fourth frame.

6. Now, scale the flame object as shown below. In the â€˜effectâ€™ palletes, I changed the tint color to yellow, and got this:

7. From the fourth key frame, extend the frame by another 24 frames, and place a key frame at that point.

8. In this frame, I moved the flame object vertically upwards by 150 pixels.

I also scaled the flame object to a very small size, changed the tint color to red, and decreased the alpha to 23%. I also gave motion tweening to the frames.

9. Now, go back to the main timeline. Extend it by 3 frames.

10. Create a new layer above the current layer, and name it actions. Create three blank key frames.

11. In the first key frame, insert the action:

```i = 0; setProperty ("fl", _visible, 0); xx = getProperty("fl",_x); 19.In the second key frame give action: if(i < 35) { duplicateMovieClip ("/fl", "fl" add i, i); setProperty ( "fl" add i, _alpha,i*8); setProperty ( "fl" add i, _x,random(3) + xx); i = i + 1; }```

12. In the third key frame, insert this action:

`gotoAndPlay (2);`

Youâ€™re done! Test the movie.