Cicero Moraes is a freelance modeler/animator from Mato Grosso, Brasil and he has recently created a series of TV commercials for a local petroleum company. One commercial, the Desemrenho, stands out to me because of how it showcases Blender fluids.
The 3D parts of the commercials were made with Blender and the post production was done by in Adobe After Effects by the studio, Nova MÃdia ProduÃ§Ãµes. Cicero says the studio has recently switched from 3DS Max to Blender and personally he only uses Linux and open source software for his productions.
Cicero likes Blender because it teaches people how to use the primitive 3D forms in correct way (only three or four sides), it is a powerful program that fits on less than 11MB and it is in constant development.Â Like a lot of Blender users, he is self taught "I never went to an art school or computing design class. I learned all that I use (Blender, Gimp, Perl, Linux etc) alone. The community helped me in ways that I needed. The internet is a very powerful knowledge tool."