Here it is !
I've worked hard on a preset to reproduce major features of the incredible C4D's Mograph "cloner" tool right inside After effects shape layers !
And it's now available for free, on our Motion cafe web site !
Here is the link (in french) to the article :
IMPORTANT : due to our french community needs, all the expressions and pseudo effects have been written for french After Effects versions. You'll probably have to re-write or adapt some of the expressions to make the preset work for your version.