Here's how the Metropolitan pack for Element 3D looks like in After Effects.
FX Console for After Effects
Video Copilot have released FX Console, a free workflow plug-in for 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.
Video Copilot - Simulated Scopes Tutorial
Video Copilot have released a tutorial on creating simulated scopes in After Effects.