Chimera is a piece consisting of many experiments in Cinema 4D, such as creating a head entirely made of computer keys and some other things, but mostly in rendering GI and DOF. Wanting to speed up renders, I developed a Global Illumination Rig that I am very happy with how it performs on animation. All of this video was rendered with my GI Rig, not the native GI in Cinema. I was able to cut render times to at least half if not more with my rig. The result with the rig is not quite the same as native GI, but I found it to be very pleasing and in a few cases preferable to native GI.
I also played around with a DOF rig that I built, which works okay, but with several drawbacks, probably too many for most folks. Most of the DOF was done using my DOF rig as the Physical Camera render times got ridiculously long (but gave me the best DOF), and the DOF in the Standard renderer was too quirky and unpredictable for my taste and patience (some things would be blurry and others not within the same area.) Both rigs, the DOF and GI are very simple and anyone could build them very easily. I can make them available for free if anyone is interested, but you do need Mograph for the GI Rig.
I also utilized a couple of the cool features of XParticles 2.5. Pretty amazing plugin.
The music is a fantastic track called Inner Space which was a free download from a website called Delicious Music. The track is by Isaac Chambers, and my profound thanks for the use of his amazing music. His website is below. I had to cut it shorter as it ran much longer than my piece and I hope you don't mind, Isaac.