Ok, so i'm a noob at OpenGL but was wondering how to create the illusion of fire (in 2D) in OpenGL. I only recently picked up C++ and only recently started using OpenGL with SDL. My biggest question is how do you create the fire shap (IE like a cone or something, ) and how do you get the colors (Like red on outside, white on inside). I know I have to you additive blending, but I do not know what color combination will produce this. (I tried something but all I got was red and white).
The particle stuff is for a 2D spaceshooter and is mostly for fire trails on the ships, projectiles, etc and I also want to eventually create explosions.
ok, so i kinda got some kind of fire working, however, I do not know how to rotate it properly (like in asteroids the tail). So I figured out how to rotate the ship image, but I can't figure out how to position the particles in the proper spot without them getting "crooked" I don't know if I'm making any sense..... I would show pics, is there any way to add attachments?