Clovis Gay release EchOoo a script for 3dsMax.
"This tool is inspired from tools you can find in 2D animation softwares, ike the Onion Layers in Flash or the Echo effect in After Effects.
It's a new max object where you can pick different sources and offset their time animation, but also divide this time offset by the number of source copies you want. Creating nice animated duplication effects, for motion graphics or simply to check your animation without using trajectories."

For more info, please see:!echooo/ci3