Just wanted to post a note to proclaim the release of our $45 (May 16 edit - not $59 any more) training DVD for 3ds max 5 or 6. It teaches how to model a human based on photos of a real person. The primary presenter is Kenny Cooper, who has posted a lot of free Maya tutorials at 3d-palace.com.
The DVD includes a booklet guide to all the movies. There are 48 movies in all, averaging 15 minutes or so per movie. Each one takes you a step farther in the process. Not a single step is left out. The resulting human is not only precise and anatomically accurate, but you also are able to sculpt a likeness of the person you are modeling using these techniques. Files included for max 5 and max 6. Tutorials presented in max 6.
More information at Trinity 3D’s online shop