Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
Bipedal Free Rig
Ahmed Shalaby has released a free rig for 3ds Max, that offers a lot of flexibility and unusual features.
Animator's Tool Kit - Camera Rig
Check out the camera rig system in the latest update of the Animator's Tool Kit for 3ds Max.
Map Transfer is a free 3ds Max and Thinknig Particles tool that converts color information into a transformation.