There have been a few videos flying around the interwebs showing yours truly demonstrating a research project with Nvidia at Siggraph:
It’s a very cool ‘research project’ at this point. Here at Adobe we’re exploring the use of ray-tracing on extruded text and shape layers that better utilize the GPU. Obviously we can’t say if or when something like this would ship (in even what product for that matter), but it would be fantastic to see what you think.
Along those lines – interoperability with other tools (that say do …3D) is also very important – now and in the future. Check out what Autodesk just announced. It’s a VERY cool integration between 3DSMax and AE: