How to Add New Gradients to JWildfire

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Time needed: 10 minutes.

Gradients are a great way of recolouring your flame fractals, there are so many to choose from, but once you download them, how do you get them into JWildfire ?

  1. Make a folder for them

    Make a folder to keep your gradients in, and add the new gradient(s) to it. Note the entire path. (In Windows 10, you can right-click on the path and select “Copy address as text”, and later use Ctrl-V to paste it.)

    Note that if you have a lot of gradients in your gradient folder, it will take Jwildfire longer to open the Gradients tab. You will want to keep the gradients you’re using the most often in that folder, and create another folder for the rest of the gradients.

  2. Tell JWildfire where your gradient files are located

    In JWildfire, click Settings.

    open settings

  3. Click Preferences

    In the Settings drop down menu, click Preferences. The Preferences screen opens

    set gradient path

    Scroll down to tinaGradientPath and double click on the blank space where the path is specified. Then type in the path to your gradients folder (or with the Windows 10 shortcut above, type Ctrl-V and it will add the path). At the bottom, click Save and Close.

  4. Find your gradients

    To select your gradient, click on Gradient near the bottom of the Jwildfire screen. The Gradient panel opens. Click Gradient Library, then click Your gradients.

    click gradient then your gradients

  5. Using your gradients

    The panel at the far right shows the gradient(s) you added. Click on one, and that gradient replaces the flame’s original gradient. Now you’re ready to start trying out the controls in the Gradient section and see what all you can do with your own gradient!

    Hint: Go to our Gradient Downloads for hundreds of gradients to download.

    Note: If you add new gradients to the Gradients folder while Jwildfire is open, click the Rescan button, at the top center of the Gradient screen to refresh the gradient view.

    open your gradient

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