Now available a FumeFx Maya Asset Effect as you can see here.
Use it to learn, expand or implement this effect for your learnings, studies or just for production.
All you need to to is re-sim the effect, scale or change the parameters to get different effects.
Please check the promotional material to get an idea of the Effect and how you can adjust it to your own needs.
You need FumeFX for Maya in the Version: 3.5.2