Quick Question regarding a GIF. Metaballs or not?

Hey guys,

I’ve recently seen this GIF here on Imgur; http://i.imgur.com/A2Eb026.gifv .
My question was, is this simulated using metaballs? How would I go about achieving something similar in blender?(Assuming the animation wasnt made in blender).

Sorry If ive posted in the wrong forum.


Metaballs behave nothing like this.

You could look at particle fluids http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes/2.66/Physics