A little experiment in getting ICE strands over from Softimage to Thea render.
I made this guy a few years ago when Phil's ICE pack first came out by using the verlet strands compounds. Seemed like it was time he got a proper(ish) render. The new extrude geometry along strand compound in Softimage 2012 has made getting them out a lot easier.
Rendered with just a sun and a HDRI for reflections using TR1. Sub-surface is faked with a medium material.
EDIT: The twitching of the strands on the arms is a mystery to me. If anyone knows of a possible solution Mopman would be very gratefull.