This is a variation on a Photoshop tutorial. I decided to see if it would be possible to build a similar effect using Photoshop Repoussé and then importing that file into After Effects and animating it. It’s a work in progress but still I think has potential.
Here’s the original tutorial for Photoshop: http://psd.fanextra.com/tutorials/text-effects/create-a-unique-burning-text-effect/
Also the Flames were from this AE file (modified of course): http://www.trapcode.com/download/AonFIRE.aep