Creating and Saving Custom Gradient Packs in Apophysis

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Gradients can make a huge difference in the appearance of a flame. Apophysis comes with a great Gradient tool and this tutorial discusses the many options available plus shows you how to create your own custom gradients and save them in Gradient Packs.

sharkrey on 1:38PM Thu, 03 March 2005

Using The Apophysis Gradient Tool

Besides using the many scripts available to help you find and create nice flames, understanding and using the Gradient window in Apophysis can have a dramatic effect on your work.

The images above are the same flame with different gradients applied. Notice particularly the difference in the bottom point of the flame.

The brown gradient is much brighter and appears to flow from the bottom point up and sweeping to the upper left. The other is certainly more colorful, but the bottom point almost disappears, and the flame seems to sweep across from left to right. Which is better isnt relevant here; just notice the difference between the appearances of the flames.

The help files in Apo explain some of the functions available with the Gradient window, and I would encourage you to read them, but there are some options that allow you to play with the gradients within Apo that arent really covered in the help files.

Tutorial Comments

kepp  1:38PM Thu, 14 July 2011

thx a lot great tutorial certainly gave me some ideas

ralph49  4:11AM Wed, 18 June 2008

Thanx for taking the time to help us poor lost souls. This should make my flames easier to live with.

OOh Betty  8:47PM Wed, 05 March 2008

This tutorial was so much help to me. Thank you for your kindness in creating this tutorial.

Apt2Vanish  1:05PM Sat, 28 April 2007

A decent tutorial, Most of this i learned just by playing with the program, but your section about the nodes has helped me, I know that I needed to change the amount of colors for my gradients, but wasn't sure where to do it. No I know. Thanks for this

Barringhupite  8:08PM Mon, 26 December 2005

Grousse tutorial thanks, I spent hours last night workiong through this issue, I could have worked it out in minutes with your tutorial. I will go through it again (and again)with apop open so I can practice as I go, thanks again, Will (barringhupite)

mostretas  2:38AM Wed, 07 December 2005

Great tutorial, thank you very much. You said Fiat Lux at 02:30 am. wen i read this, clearly, neat, fun, and useful trip. Thanks, thanks a lot.

npauling  6:48PM Mon, 28 November 2005

This is great as I have just started on these flames and I was wondering how some of the results were achieved. Very easy to follow too. Thankyou very much I will have lots of fun with the flames.

shermansrage  8:00PM Sun, 03 July 2005

Just wanted to say thanks so much for taking the time to write this tut.. I had not even started to play with the gradients (no this will get even more interesting)This has by far helped me and your style of writing is on the money.. very easy to follow and questions I had were being answered on the next page.. Much appreciated :)

miliff  2:01PM Wed, 25 May 2005

Thank you very much for all the effort that went into this tut. Before I went through it, I knew the most basic gradient stuff, but that was all. Now I understand a lot more.

Omotou  9:04AM Mon, 25 April 2005

Hello, thank you very much for this tut, and the work you've put in! I didn't know about clicking the word "rotate". Can't wait to get home and try it :-)

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