I got to simulate all three main ingredients in this series of 3 TVC's for Exit Films- milk, chocolate and caramel.
The miniature pots and pans were mostly a live action shoot, and the challenge became to get the particles looking the right scale. There was a lot of trial and error, but many iterations later (and some major headaches with losing files and two weeks' worth of work) we had success!! The liquids might have been miniature, but the files sure ended up being jumbo sized.
All three liquids were worked up at roughly the same time, and it was of benefit as time waiting for feedback on one was spent working on the others. I took these simulations all the way through on this job, working on the lighting and shading of the fluids as well.