Mir Vadim has released a Rayfire tutorial on column demolition in 3ds Max.
Digital Frontier's Alembic for 3ds Max
Digital Frontier add interoperability for Maya and 3ds Max with their free plug-in for exporting in Alembic format.
VRayPattern - Review
Paul Roberts has posted a comprehensive review of the VRayPattern plugin for 3ds Max..
Autodesk Implements Creative Commons
Autodesk embrace open learning by implementing Creative Commons.