Hey guys & girls

I make my own short films and i want to learn how to get 3d into my footage.

Ive managed to get a copy of Maya 2011 from work. Unfortuantly i dont have nuke so i cant use that.

Im aiming to get tanks, helicopters and jets into my footage but i have no idea how to do this at all and i have no idea where to start. Ive looked around loads and i just cant find anything, i must be looking in the wrong places or im blind.

I'd need a step by step guide of getting a 3d object from Maya to after effects. Also how animating it works.

Cheers everyone