Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
PEN Projection Demo
Paul Neale showcases his Pen Projection modifier that allows the projection of a mesh onto the surface of another object in 3ds Max.
Create Rocket Plume Using 3ds Max Particle Flow - Tutorial
Pete Draper has a video tutorial on how to create rocket plume using Particle Flow in 3ds Max.