Alexey Duk has posted a tutorial on how to create gravel with VrayPattern and MultiScatter in 3ds Max.
There is an ongoing Indiegogo campaign to support the development of XrayUnwrap 2.0 for 3ds Max and Maya.
Carbon Scatter 2015 - Trial
e-on software have announced the availability of the Carbon Scatter 2015 trial version for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema4D.
Gnomon - Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art
The Gnomon Workshop present Design Techniques for 3D Concept Art, a DVD tutorial by Gavriil Klimov.