Check out the Snappers Facial Rig for Maya, (also available for 3ds Max), featuring incredible detail and controls.
IrayForMaya - End of March Release Date
[0x1] IrayForMaya will be released by the end of March 2014.
Corona Renderer Alpha V6
After 9 months of development, Corona Renderer have released version Alpha v6 of their currently free biased/unbiased CPU renderer.
PolyFX v2.0 is a script for 3ds Max that allows for a multitude of procedural geometric animations.