Here's how the Metropolitan pack for Element 3D looks like in After Effects.
Element 3D V2
Video Copilot have released Element 3D V2, their advanced 3D object and particle render engine for After Effects.
Element 3D - Particle Replicator Tutorial
Andrew Kramer has a new tutorial to show how to use the particle replicator in Element 3D for After Effects.
Animating with Element 3D
Andrew Kramer explores more of the extraordinary capabilities of the Element 3D plug-in for After Effects.