I found that using the templates in Cool 3d Studio saves a lot of time. I used their globe with rotating text and changed the text for one video project. I used the 20th Century style movie logo and deleted a few things and edited the text (currently in a video on the opening to my company web page www.cdesoftware.com) to make a product logo.
Where can I find more of these types of samples or examples. It does save tons of time for those of us that don't have the time to start from scratch. Free is fine, but even paying for a collection woudl be worth it in the time it would save.