My name is Ludovic Rouy
About the scene :
720688 polys rendered in 40mn directlighting at 300s/p on a gtx 460 2Gb (only 371Mb used) rendered in RC 2.57 No post production
except for signature, only hotpixel filter set to 0 because i want to keep this huge sized render in a short amount of time.
The idea was a deadly alien invasion and my main goal was to create special effects (fire smoke and motion blur) I've used SSS for the alien head
The motion blur was done with a copy of the mesh with a specular set to IOR 1 and a lot of roughness.
The fire effect (as the smoke effect) was made to be compliant with the 2.52 official release (at the begening) and to pass through the opacity Bug with a simple material mix and a second specular set to ior 1. Now with the 2.57 it's more easy to do it !
Great job Refractive team
After many tweaking, I'm very proud of this scene, hope you'll enjoy it !