Everyone knows there are animation projects no one really likes to do. One example is working with advanced dynamic simulations; everyone also knows 3ds Max is not the best tool to animate such complex situations.
Take a look at the example shown below. When you analyze this scene you will discover that there is a kind of shockwave running through the sphere object. This shockwave effect is fully controllable through thinkingParticles. Everything you see here is rule-based! No single keyframe was used to create the animation shown below.