I've been using Maya for nearly two years, I know how to model, texture animate fairly well but would like to know more about using effects. I've modelled, textured and animated a Tardis and originally created a 2D Time Vortex in Adobe After Effects. However, it's pretty much impossible for me to achieve a good 3D one as seen in the real introductions.
Does anyone know how I would create the awesome time vortex in the intro videos? Even better are there any tutorials that can help me learn to do it?