Realistic Grass in 3ds Max with V-Ray - Tutorial
Michal Horba from Evermotion explains how to create grass using the V-ray displace modifier in 3ds Max.
Terrain for 3ds Max
You can generate landscapes from real world elevation data with the Terrain plugin for 3ds Max.
3ds Max 2012 - Hotfix 1
Good news! Autodesk have released the first Hotfix for 3ds Max 2012, fixing several issues and bugs.