AAre their any tutorials and cheap plugins for 3d?
Have you looked here?
Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, & CC)
Lots of valuable tutorials within, you bet!
details of CINEMA 4D integration with After Effects
After Effects Help | Extruding text and shape layers
Extruding 3D Text and Shapes and Modifying Geometry Options
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