Hard Mesh is a plug-in for Maya that allows for the creation of complex models starting from a simple shape.
Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max - Beach Waves Tutorial
This video tutorial covers the basics of beach wave water simulation with Phoenix FD 3.0 for 3ds Max.
3ds Max Power Tip: Animating Text Changing
Shawn Hendriks shows how to animate the text field of a text object in 3ds Max.