I made this using my 2011 Dell XPS 15 laptop, with i7 cpu, 8gb RAM, 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GT 540m graphics, 670 gb HHD.
In order to keep the 3D rendering times down, I didn't use global illumination or ambient occlusion. I also kept area lights and area shadows to a minimum.
The 3D animation took a total of nearly 800 HOURS to render out of Cinema 4D.
I created 496 shots, give or take, that are 100% CGI. I think that the first Alien Infinity film had around 100.