Pete Draper has made an 11-part tutorial on creating a tornado using Particle Flow in 3ds Max.
FumeFX 3.0 - Released
After two years in development, Sitni Sati have released FumeFX 3.0 for 3ds Max.
rp_CameraRig for Maya, 3dsMax and XSI
Renato Polimeno presents rp_CameraRig, a free camera rig for Maya, 3ds Max and XSI.
e-on software have launched Ozone 5.0, an atmospheric plugin for 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Cinema4D, and LightWave.