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12 Top Smoke and Fire Animations and Project Templates for After Effects

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Animation and motion graphics take time, so what do you do when you quickly need to create an animation that makes an impact? In this article we share fiery and explosive video project templates that you can use with Adobe After Effects.

How to Make Your Own Particle Animations in After Effects

Most comlpex projects in After effects use particle animation. This collection of technologies in After Effects lets you use "wavy motion" distortion effects to create realistic smoke, fire, explosions, water, lighting, hair, and more. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use particle animation to make an atmospheric smoke effect:

Want to learn more? If you need help learning how to use After Effects we have you covered in our free course, After Effects for Beginners.

Top Smoke and Fire Templates From Envato Elements

If DIY isn't your thing or you're on a deadline try Envato Elements, an all-you-can-download service that has plenty of pre-built projects; instead of designing from scratch, just add your own logo and text to create animations. Here are our top picks:

1. Fire Reveal — Effect Template

Straight from the fiery pits, this project really brings to life an explosive effect in Adobe After Effects. The photorealistic fire effect in this After Effects project can animate any text or logo to life through the fire and flames.

2. Spirit of Fire —Logo Animation Template

Spirit of Fire perfectly illustrates how easy it is to use a pre-built project for logo animation. If you want to see your logo forged in a burst of fire and metallic effects, this is the ideal project. You can use this with your own logo to grab an audience's attention right away.

3. Fires of Doom Cinematic Trailer  — Trailer Template

For a fiery trailer effect in Adobe After Effects, look no further. Download this package to create an explosive trailer that sets the stage for a fire-filled feature production.

4. Fire Logo Cinematic — Logo Animation Template

For a bit of variety, the Fire Logo Cinematic pack is a more minimalist approach to animating your logo. Not only does this have a fiery effect similar to the other selections above, there's also a blue flame approach that you can use with your own logo.

5. Burning Cinematic — Logo Intro

Fly over a field of lava with the Burning Cinematic project. It's yet another way to animate a logo in dramatic and blazing fashion.

6. Colorful Smoke Reveal  — Intro Template

The Colorful Smoke Reveal project is a completely different take on an explosive intro. With no plugins required and a variety of color schemes, you can create an intro that feels fit for the big screen with just a few clicks. 

7. Fire Logo Reveal — Intro Template

This pyrotechnic effect for After Effects is one of my favorite selections in this round-up. Watch your own logo painted to life in a burst of flames thanks to the Fire Logo Reveal.

8. Quick Explosion Sting — Logo Animation Template

Most of the time, we only have a few seconds to grab the audience's attention. That's why it helps to use an explosive asset like this one that quickly sets the stage. Try this out to showcase your logo with a quick burst of smoke!

9. Fire Titles  — Premiere Intro

Here's a selection that's is ideal for Adobe Premiere users: it's bright and explosive and you can simply add a logo and text to set the stage perfectly for your action-packed film.

Top Fire and Explosion Videos on Envato Market

All of the templates you've seen in this article so far are included in Envato Elements - it's an impressive value - but maybe you only need a single template to complete your project. That's where Envato Market comes into play. You can purchase single templates and use them in your project today.

Let's look at three of the best fire and explosion on Envato Market:

1. Fire Trailer

The amazing thing about this template is that it transforms ordinary footage into a fiery landscape. You won't need any other plugins to create an almost apocalyptic scene.

2. Explosion

If you want an explosive way to animate your logo, this template is a great choice. It's easy-to-use and all you have to do is drop in your logo file. It's sure to grab your audience's attention at the beginning of your production.

3. Underwater Explosion Logo Reveal

Explosions aren't just for land dwellers! With the help of this underwater logo animation, you can create a particle effect explosion inspired by the oceans.

More Video Production Resources

Need a bit more help producing fiery effects or your upcoming video? Make sure to check out our info-filled resources across a variety of apps below.

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