Mir Vadim has released a Rayfire tutorial on column demolition in 3ds Max.
Forest Pack for 3ds Max
iToosoft have launched Forest Pack, a 3ds Max plug-in for the creation of vast surfaces of trees and plants.
VRayPattern - Review
Paul Roberts has posted a comprehensive review of the VRayPattern plugin for 3ds Max..
Lumatix Atrium Designer 2012 - Service Pack 3
The update to Lumatix Atrium Designer 2012 speeds up global illumination preview renders to under a second.