Video Copilot’s Element 3D plugin for After Effects is now out! I’ve talked about it a little already and there’s plenty of information on their website but basically it’s true 3D inside of After Effects. There are some limitations but for motion graphics and title work it does 90% of what you would want a dedicated 3D program for.
I’ve only been playing around with it for a little bit now and it’s really cool. It’s pretty easy to create some nice graphics and animations. You can check out all of the Element 3D tutorials here and get the idea of what it can do. The different software packages are available here.