Alexey Duk has posted a tutorial on how to create gravel with VrayPattern and MultiScatter in 3ds Max.
CG Cookie - Advanced Particle Manipulation in 3ds Max
CG Cookie have posted a tutorial that introduces us to advanced particle manipulation in 3ds Max.
Map Transfer is a free 3ds Max and Thinknig Particles tool that converts color information into a transformation.
FumeFX 3.0 - Released
After two years in development, Sitni Sati have released FumeFX 3.0 for 3ds Max.