Honeycomb is a free scripted geometry plug-in (for 3ds Max 9 SP1 and higher)
that build procedural hexagonal tiles surface sorted in 4 shape types.
The 4 presets surfaces (shown with offset, on the right):
I think so the interface is intuitive,...
...but I made short video though.
Put the script to stdplugs\stdscripts and restart Max.
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