Check out the new features in Element 3D 1.6 for After Effects.
Shockwaves in After Effects
Video Copilot have posted a great tutorial on how to create shockwave effects in After Effects.
Video Copilot - Translucent Glass Tutorial
Video Copilot have posted a tutorial on creating a 3d glass effect in After Effects.
Metropolitan: 3D City & Skyscraper Trailer
Here's how the Metropolitan pack for Element 3D looks like in After Effects.