Solid Angle Joins Autodesk
Autodesk have announced the acquisition of Solid Angle, creators of the Arnold renderer.
Houdini Engine for Autodesk Maya
SideFX have released Houdini Engine for Maya, with 3ds Max and Unreal versions coming soon.
PolyFX v2.0 is a script for 3ds Max that allows for a multitude of procedural geometric animations.