A great resource for 3D animators is cg.tutsplus.com.
They have interviews, tips and tricks, tutorials, inspiration, etc. on dozens of programs including Blender, Maya, zBrush, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Mudbox, and Modo.
Here are a few of their 3ds Max tutorials that were interesting:
Procedural Snow in 3ds Max
Model a decorative high poly chandelier in 3ds max
A thorough introduction to zbrush’s fibermesh