Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
The Animator's Toolkit is a compact suite of modular tools to rig, copy and manipulate animation, for 3ds Max.
Add a new layer of configurability to 3ds Max with Max Hotbox, a script by Andreas Meissner.
V-Ray 3.0 for Maya - Overview
Chaos Group have revealed an overview video of their V-Ray 3.0 renderer for Maya.