Martijn van Herk is hard at work on a new fracturing plug-in for 3ds Max, called VoroFrag.
Creating Candles in 3ds Max with V-Ray - Tutorial
Alessandro Cangelosi has posted a tutorial on creating candles in 3ds Max and V-Ray.
Plasma Arcs in 3D Studio Max - Tutorial
Find out how to create a plasma arc in 3ds Max, with this two part tutorial from CG Cookie.
Freelancer artist John Martini has released Welder 1.0, a script for 3ds Max that creates welds between intersecting geometry.