EmpJohnIV wrote:Very clever, how did you make this effect?
Well there's four software packages involved in the image, not that user friendly if you ask me, but if you get the hang of them you'll be getting less headaches and more smiles overtime.
First off you need a 3D Modelling app, I use Maya and 3DS MAX which are the equivalent of Blender (included and preinstalled in Sabayon's 3.26 DVD).
To make the fluid you need some kind of particle generator (water, fire, air etc.) I use Realflow, which is available for Linux.
After you put all this together you need to render the image, which is basically the process of calculating codependencies and values between various elements in your virtual scene. (e.g. Lighting properties) I used Maxwell Render for this scene- Blender comes with a renderer preinstalled, which is a decent starting point.
And finally some post-processing was done in Photoshop (colour correction, patching up parts you're not happy with), although after a week of using the GIMP, I'll probably be migrating to that pretty soon.
Hope this helps! If it bored you, well, you asked for it =]
waiting for your images