How to Create Steam With Mantaflow in Blender

Blender Made Easy shows how you use Mantaflow in Blender to create rising steam for a coffee cup.

There is an easy way to create and animate that rising steam you get from a hot cup of coffee. A new tutorial from the Blender Made Easy Channel shows how you can make the effect using Mantaflow in Blender.

Creating a smoke simulation is pretty straightforward. It’s a little harder to get that look of steam; that’s all handled by a material. 

Mantaflow in Blender.

Mantaflow handles gas, smoke, fire, and liquid simulations and replaces the existing fluid simulation systems in Blender completely. Mantaflow comes from an open-source fluid simulation framework developed and maintained at the Games Engineering group of Munich’s Technical University (TUM).