I made a scene to try out some new stuff in Blender.
I made a quick tentacle to try out the bone sketching tool. Awesome tool.
Then I made some texture for the tentacle with nodes.
Originally I had a reflective surface on the tentacle but I had to replace that with a material mapped to reflection to cut the render times. Not as good but it works.
Then I downloaded the “Blender Python Scripts Catalog” that was up on Blender Nation a while ago and I really liked the Camera Jitter script, it brought a really nice hand held camera effect to it all.
Added some sound and ambiance to get a good atmosphere.
I got it up on Vimeo for you. http://www.vimeo.com/5667202
BTW. If any of you guys got any good tutorial on how to make a good exploding dust cloud, let me know.