A fun little test I made to further learn Turbulence FD for Cinema 4D. It's a powerful plug-in for making fire and smoke. I shot the footage on my T2i, undistorted and tracked in SytnEyes, fire/smoke/reflection made in C4D then comped in After Effects. I used Mocha for the roto work. I used Particular 2 for the quick and dirty embers.
EDIT: 7/12/11 Uploaded a new version that has better more realistic smoke, better embers, a hint of heat haze and shadow pass. For some reason in the last frame the smoke disappears.
Sim time: About 4.5 hours. 40 gb cache
Render time: 1.5 hours.