Originally posted by The Doctor
Now a lot of people are going to say there are great school's out there for this kind of thing but, I don't have the time to dedicate my life to school,
i've never seen or given this advice ever tbh
more commonly i would say (and hope) you get told to do the tutorials that come with Maya
seriously, the tutorials that come with the program will be relevant and up to date, and after you get sick of those you can go on to other tutorials.
i say this because i find people who start with outside tutorials will come along and say 'where is the modelling menu set?' or 'where is the merge vertex?'
and if you start with old tutorials prior 2008 i guarentee you'll definately be asking those questions. questions that are answered if you did the tutorials that came with the app.
and given your background i'd say you'd be able to figure out the answer as well...
sorry if i came across as arrogant....
but anywho, i'd also suggest the ones from 3D buzz, when i was there a year ago their tutorials were pretty good, and reinforced what i read in the inbuilt tutorials.
you do get a lot of nonsense in their stuff, but it does keep you from falling asleep somewhat
i've only seen a few youtube tutorials, and as you'd expect, they aren't as good as a proper video tutorial, by that i mean one that hasn't been killed, slaughtered, and maimed from youtube compression
if you like to squint and get up real close to the monitor then go for youtube videos
but seriously, read the tutorials that come with the app
you can find them in the Help menu
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
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Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D