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.
CG Cookie - Advanced Particle Manipulation in 3ds Max
CG Cookie have posted a tutorial that introduces us to advanced particle manipulation in 3ds Max.
Terrain for 3ds Max
You can generate landscapes from real world elevation data with the Terrain plugin for 3ds Max.