Curves would be a little tricky as you're limited to flat planes in Motion 3d. But it could probably be faked if you have a nice slot machine image to start with. But for full 3D I suggest Google Sketchup or Cinema4D or even Maya.
I'm on a time crunch, and I don't have access to any of those applications. I've downloaded the AE 30 day trial but don't know enough about it to get the rest of my project built in time. It's possible to do the type of 3d I'm looking for in Motion, or I'm completely missing something when I look at this video.
The effect specifically was not that of a slot machine but gives the round rotating effect that I need.
I have a specific font that I have to use based on a graphic our internal guy has made and we have already started printing on EVERYTHING involved with this project.
I have six words that need to appear to roll three dimensionally as if they were printed on a cylinder in list form like that of a slot machine or an odometer in a car. The desired finished effect would appear to have the cylinder stop on a random word out of the 6 without repeating. I can handle the "randomizing" and timing, but just need to figure out how to make it look like I have an invisible cylinder with these words printed on it rotating. I hope this makes sense as I'm not the best at getting this into words.