I have become quite interested in 3d modeling and such and this seems like a really popular program to do that with. But I know this is a whole new world im entering and im not even sure where to start...could somone please direct me in the right direction or share with me a site that would?
I am currently in the process of watching the Maya tutorial videos, but what is a good Maya forum (or just 3d modeling site in general with a good forum)?
I used 3D Studio MAX back in its Dos days, and i'll have to say it is a pretty darn good program, even way back then.
But these days i use Linux as my desktop, and eventually ended up replacing alot of the software i used with free alternatives.
Now for 3D, i use Blender. http://www.blender.org
I got to say this program has always continued to impress me, although the intial learning curve is a killer.
The community mainly hangs out at http://www.elysiun.com
Have fun. =)