3d character and VFX in After effects


Hey, is it possible to animate a 3d character (Designed in Maya or whatever) in After Effects and track it to a video. I didn’t explain this well but you know what I mean. If I need a plugin, it would have to be really cheap. It kind of bothers me how I need to pay so much for creative cloud and I don’t even get to keep it, I dont need to invest any more in it. Im sure you feel me. Oh, and is it hard to use nodes cause blackmajic has a free version of there vfx software.