Check out the Mettle for information on FreeForm and FreeForm Pro for After Effects. Here Daniel Gies looks at creating a simple head and eyes in After Effects so it has some pseudo-3D capabilities using the After Effects bundled version of Mettle’s FreeForm which has some very powerful features.
Building a Simple 3D Head and Eyes in After effects using FreeForm
From Daniel Gies: This is a fairly long tutorial video that demonstrates some techniques used to build and rig a 3D head using the FreeForm plugin included with After Effects CS5.
I also review setting up expression controls to drive nested compositions like eye blinks and head rotations and creating pupils that follow a null object like a “Look At” point.