So for this shot we wanted to try and simulate some petrol splashing up out of the petrol tank.
I chose to use trapcode particular to help with this as I didn’t have the time or budget to learn something like realflow and I’m pretty pleased with the result.
To get this sort of fluid look I set up trapcode particular until I got the particles squirting around in a fluidish motion, then precomped the particular layer and added the CC Glass effect to the precomp.
I did a bit of experimenting with the settings for CC Glass and found that these ones seemed to work quite nicely for this effect .. but obviously you can tweak yours to whatever suits your scene.
If you have any other tips for creating water or fluid using trapcode particular I would be keen to hear them.