I'm looking at creating a steam effect in After Effects and possibly Particular but I haven't been able to find exactly the right effect. Very often the effects behave more like smoke than steam and they don't quite have the physics I need.
Basically in the shot I'm working on someone pours boiling water on someone laying face down on the floor and the steam is rising from the persons back ( he has a shirt on )
I've looked at the dynamics of the steam by replicating the setup and I guess an option might be to film the steam but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas.
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