If your truely just starting. Press F1 and go through the Maya Tutorials, it will help you get used the the interface and the basics of modelling. Then download the free Basic Human Form tutorial Kurt provided (http://www.simplymaya.com/movie_page...tml?tut_id=138
Then move on and do another, grab a copy of the Digital Tutors DVD's or eDownload and do that. Once you feel confident then start outin your own modelling what you see in front of you, TV's, Computers, Monitors, Washers, Dryers. Then do organic's. Self Portrait, family members. But always come back here and ask for help when u are stuck.
Welcome to SM and welcome to 3D, have fun.
Chris (formerly R@nSiD)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will truely know peace - Jimmy Hendrix
Winner SM VFX Challenge 1
3rd Place SM SteamPunk Challenge (May 2007)