Wood engraving with a flame, How do i!?

I would like to create an animation with a flame burning in some text into a piece of mesh (wood). I know how to create flames/fire, smoke, and wood. How would one go about doing something like that? i’m invisioning curves and shape keys but i really don’t know. any pointers are very much appreciated!

anyone? I’d really appreciate any little pointer.

maybe modify this for cutting thru steel

thanks a lot edwin, i knew of this article but i didn’t know that it had animated textures for what was left behind. thanks!

maybe you can make your own wood cutting tutorial

i definitly would if i knew the procedure. :smiley:

i’m messing around with it right now.