Advice on how to create this realistic fluid level animation with air bubbles ?

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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Red face Advice on how to create this realistic fluid level animation with air bubbles ?

Hi I have to create a short animation from the side of realistic water with these air bubbles to look like my attached image. I'm no dynamics expert, Ive used nparticles a couple times and realflow once a long time ago and wondered any advice on how you would go about this and your preferred method

Could Maya do this, and is there a difference between maya fluids and Nparticles?
is Realflow a better option?

I think my main concern is how to do these air bubbles that sit on the surface
Any advice is greatly appreciated, many thanks
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Old 02 February 2013   #2
I would suggest to explore this article http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/duncan/boiling_water
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Old 02 February 2013   #3
Hi Thanks for that, I came across that yesterday but thought it wasn't what I needed as this is boiling water and I need slightly rocking water with air bubbles trapped on the surface... but looking again I might be able to implement some of these methods

Still not sure how to get some air bubbles to move and stick to the surface of the water for a while before disappearing though, cheers
 
Old 02 February 2013   #4
You could try Blobby Particles with a decent shader. With enough tweaking, they may give you what you are looking for.
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