I'm relatively new to blender simulations and have been working with quick smoke and fire. Try as I might I can not get the color of the fire right, and have found no videos/tutorials explaining this. This is not a problem with how to use blender, I am just asking if anyone knows the best way to color realistic fire in Cycles render.

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    $\begingroup$ What does it mean "get the color of the fire right" for you? What is wrong with tutorials already on Youtube on topic? What did you try and what didn't work for you? With answers to these questions others will have better idea in what aspect you need help $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Jun 1, 2018 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/a/102490/1853 $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Jun 5, 2018 at 3:19

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This is the node setup I used for this scene. You don't have to copy the exact colors I used mess with it to get the right color.

Also I recommend Blender Guru's camp fire tutorial.

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    $\begingroup$ Fires turn white due to overexposure of their medium, not the colour itself. $\endgroup$
    – troy_s
    Jun 5, 2018 at 0:24
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you, that video helped a lot, I can't believe I haven't found it before! $\endgroup$
    – Stacks
    Jun 5, 2018 at 20:57

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