Warning! You do not want to skip to the bottom of this post and blindly download the linked file. You probably don’t want it, and most likely can’t even play it. It’s mostly just a huge waste of bandwidth.
Like everyone, I’ve wanted to do at least one nice fluid simulation, knowing full well that there is no art involved at all. You just set it up and let it run; Blender does all the real work. This one is a little different only in that it is very large and detailed. I made it while doing tests of my upgraded network rendering software here at my school.
There were 450 simulation frames baked at a very high resolution and rendered at 1920 x 1080 with motion blur. The resulting file is a native BluRay movie file so it is very large (77.3 Megabytes). It is a total of only 761 frames – just over 25 seconds – so you don’t get much for the time it would take to download the file.
As already mentioned, you probably should NOT download the movie file. You probably don’t have a monitor that can display it (1920 horizontal pixels or wider - most are only 1024 or 1280 wide), nor have the horsepower to play it. It might play with Quicktime, but I would recommend using VLC instead.
Although the file name ends in “.mpg”, this is because I changed it from “.m2ts”, just like you might rename a DVD’s VOB files to “.mpg”. You might have to change it back to an “.m2ts” file if you try to play it on a Playstation 3 or other BluRay player, and you’d have to create the proper directory structure as well. I didn’t bother as I’ve only played it on computers.
A few sample still frames follow as well, resized down to 1024x768 as the native sizes are too large for this forum to accept.
If you do want to download the movie for some reason, you should right-click and “save as…” instead of clicking on it. You want to save it to your computer and play it from there, not attempt to play it in your browser. Save the file somewhere then open it up in VLC.