Here's how the Metropolitan pack for Element 3D looks like in After Effects.
Shockwaves in After Effects
Video Copilot have posted a great tutorial on how to create shockwave effects in After Effects.
Video Copilot - Advanced Spin FX Tutorial
Check out this cool tutorial from Video Copilot on creating dynamic spin effects in After Effects without any plugins.
Animating with Element 3D
Andrew Kramer explores more of the extraordinary capabilities of the Element 3D plug-in for After Effects.