fire in blender 2.48?

can Blender 2.48 make fire and smoke? i kind of need them in an animation i’m doing.

Hi, Yes you can. There are several ways to simulate fire and smoke, and even if Blender 2.48 and 2.49 don’t have an actual smoke simulator, it is possible to fake flames and smoke using old good methods : I mean billboard particles and specular fire on animated mesh.

Example of specular fire and tutorial :

http://3d-synthesis.com/tutorialsenglish.html

Example of faked volumetric clouds, usable to create smoke :

http://3d-synthesis.com/tutorials/VolumetricCloudsTutorial.pdf

http://3d-synthesis.com/Blender_Files/VolumetricClouds_v01.blend

I hope this will help you.

Philippe.

Trick with animated textures:

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=158484