There is an ongoing Indiegogo campaign to support the development of XrayUnwrap 2.0 for 3ds Max and Maya.
Bipedal Free Rig
Ahmed Shalaby has released a free rig for 3ds Max, that offers a lot of flexibility and unusual features.
CG Cookie - Advanced Particle Manipulation in 3ds Max
CG Cookie have posted a tutorial that introduces us to advanced particle manipulation in 3ds Max.