Are there any free liquid simulation programs that can export to After Effects (through any built in setting or Element 3D), or any free 3rd party plug-ins for After Effects to do the same thing?

An example of a non-free program that does this is Realflow.

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    Blender is free and has awesome fluid simulation. It won't work with after effects like C4D does, you'll have to render and import the rendered sequences, but we're talking free software here. blender.org
    – stib
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:32
  • Thank you! I didn't realize that blender had the ability to do liquid simulations.
    – Noah
    Jul 11, 2016 at 13:55

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I think is really rare find something for free, especially something massive like proper 3D environments able to export (as you said, Realflow), instead I can suggest you Newton plug-in.

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