MAXtoA Version 0.9.608 is out. More information here.
Saber Jlassi has created some incredible pyro simulations, rendered with Arnold for Houdini.
Thrilled to see my colleagues at Solid Angle win a Science and Engineering SciTech Oscar award. More information here, here and here.
Zeno Pelgrims has updated his camera shader for Arnold. It is capable of simulating optically imperfect lens effects.