At SimplyMaya we organize different challenges that we encourage new users to take part in to learn more about Maya and get feedback from other members on your work. The challenges are on various topics and you don't need to be an expert to join, it's more about giving it a go and pushing yourself to do something new.
The Random Squid Challenge
Start your own WIP in the challenge and view the work of other people participating
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This competition is hosted by Dom who's a lighting artist at MPC, so it's a good chance to get critique on your work from him and the other experienced Maya users that frequent this site. We're a friendly bunch so if you're up for a new project, join us! You might win the prize this month