This might be a bit advanced for this forum, but i can't find a better place to put it. what i n eed is tutorials or guides that can teach me how to manipulate pixels in an image directly and then animate it. I understand the basics of bitshifting, and i do a lot of DirectX special effect programming, but i can't seem to get the arrays set up correctly to hold the color data needed.

What would be best is a tutorial on how to write a fire applet. From that i would get everything i need.