Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
RailClone is a 3ds Max plug-in for parametric modeling based on custom geometry and a set of construction rules.
rp_CameraRig for Maya, 3dsMax and XSI
Renato Polimeno presents rp_CameraRig, a free camera rig for Maya, 3ds Max and XSI.
Take a look at several previews for Project Excalibur, something every 3ds Max should be looking forward to. (Thanks for posting, mushimushi)