V-Ray 3.3 for Maya
Here is an overview video of what's new in the V-Ray 3.3 render plug-in for Maya.
There is an ongoing Indiegogo campaign to support the development of XrayUnwrap 2.0 for 3ds Max and Maya.
Shading A Hard Surface Model - Tutorial
Neil Blevins has posted a new tutorial on how to shade a hard-surface model in 3ds Max.