Autodesk have posted a VFX showreel showcasing some of the best work created with their software.
Houdini Engine for Autodesk Maya
SideFX have released Houdini Engine for Maya, with 3ds Max and Unreal versions coming soon.
Modeling a Realistic Plant in 3ds Max
Anna Sinica from Evermotion explains the process of modeling a realistic plant in 3ds Max.