Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
Motiva Exposure Control for V-Ray
Motiva have released a free plugin for 3ds Max that serves as an extension over V-Ray's native Exposure Control.
Making Gravel with MultiScatter
Alexey Duk has posted a tutorial on how to create gravel with VrayPattern and MultiScatter in 3ds Max.
Agent - Crowd Simulation Plug-in for 3ds Max
Geoff Samuel has unveiled Agent, a crowd simulation plug-in for 3ds Max, that is still under development.