Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
Grant Warwick Interview
Evermotion have interviewed Grant Warwick about his courses, love/hate relationship with 3ds Max and V-Ray.
Terrain for 3ds Max
You can generate landscapes from real world elevation data with the Terrain plugin for 3ds Max.
Elementacular for Maya
Create photorealistic clouds through interactive and intuitive modeling directly in the Maya viewport with Elementacular.