I was just given a project where I am going to need to composite some 3d effects into a video and am looking for any sort of guidance, suggestions, tutorials, books, or anything else that might help me tackle this. Basically I have this video and I need to composite a 3d orb that flys around the scenes into the video. I have intermediate skills in maya and aftereffects, but have never done anything quite like this before so I could really use some guidance or suggestions. I want this to look as professional as possible. I'm pretty sure I want to do the 3d ball in maya, but I suppose it wouldn't necessarily have to be done in 3d.