Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
Pipe Dream Script for 3ds Max
Pipe Dream is a script for 3ds Max that generates random sci-fi pipes.
Phoenix FD 2.0
Chaos Group have released Phoenix FD 2.0, the latest iteration for their fluid simulation plug-in.
V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta
Chaos Group have announced the Beta of their acclaimed V-Ray 3.0 renderer for Maya.