Video Copilot have posted a tutorial on creating a 3d glass effect in After Effects.
VoluMax is a photo animator tool for After Effects that allows you to turn a photo into a 3D environment.
Rise Making Of
Mathieu Gérard has posted this technical breakdown of his short film, Rise.
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.