I trust you have all seen the flick "oblivion" its all about Tom Cruz :)
I am trying to replicate the engine exhaust gases from the Drone (166).
It appears to be a mixture of opacity and refraction.
I have had a go with cylinders- refraction- bump maps ......... very poor. I wouldn't show my mum.
I thought pyrocluster. I have never used it before but managed to get a stream of fast moving small clouds.
Not what I was looking for.
This is my first attempt with pyrocluster and things dont look good.
I obviously need some serious hand holding.
Some project specific advice would be great if not direction to some tutorials will suffice.