Originally posted by Perfecto
Is this a good approach to learning or should I consider another approach? I will check back often for everyone's thoughts and comments. [/b]
I've been using maya for 6 months now, the first 3 were me not having a clue what I was doing just making random shapes messing around with little things here and there tweaking things and just learning how to move around and where things were. The next 3 months I've been modeling. I've started to learn texturing, I can do it now but definately not as good as I'd like to. And I've been slowly (very slowly) learning how to rig a character so that the objects I model aren't all in the "t" pose.
So yes I would say getting the modeling down before moving on is good, especially if you have a few models done and learn something else, you can practice on different ones to view your own progress.