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I have a great looking fire that shows up well in the viewport; however rendering results in just the smoke being rendered. I have absolutely no idea why.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: Screenshots, sorry they are faded, I have already cached the sim. XD

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    $\begingroup$ Can you attach an image of the Node editor for the fire and smoke material? $\endgroup$ – Georges Jun 13 '16 at 1:32
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    $\begingroup$ No need to be sorry, I'm using my phone, so I can't open the blend file, most probably it has to do with adding nodes for fire, unfortunately Cycles smoke material comes equipped with smoke material only, with a slot prepared to add a fire material! $\endgroup$ – Georges Jun 13 '16 at 1:37
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    $\begingroup$ Please attach an image of the materials node tree for the domain. The materials on the domain define how fire and smoke are rendered in cycles. $\endgroup$ – cegaton Jun 13 '16 at 1:38
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    $\begingroup$ I meant the Node Editor, not the 3D view ;) $\endgroup$ – Georges Jun 13 '16 at 1:39
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    $\begingroup$ Most probably you need to add few nodes to the material, unfortunately I'm away from my computer right now, fortunately, @cegaton is here ;) $\endgroup$ – Georges Jun 13 '16 at 1:50
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Slightly adjusted nodes to render fire:

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You need to add the bottom four nodes. They utilize the Attribute node's flame setting to detect fire. The ColorRamp node determines the color. The top Multiply node determines the smoke's thickness. The bottom Multiply node determines the fire's thickness.

Result produced by these settings (a lightsaber on fire) ( :) ):

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This is your .blend file with the above nodes. I would include a screenshot of your final render instead of my stuff, but I do not have the smoke cache.

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  • $\begingroup$ trying this now. Thanks very much for the answer! $\endgroup$ – Joseph Farah Jun 13 '16 at 2:53
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    $\begingroup$ @JosephFarah Glad to help! $\endgroup$ – Shady Puck Jun 13 '16 at 3:14

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