To start out this I did a quick six part tutorial for a warm-up/refresher on Maya basics. Choosing a tutorial is a great place to start for a beginner or someone getting back into Maya. The video demonstrates a instructive work flow, easy to follow though I still found myself doing a double take on several parts. A wide range of tools, modeling methods are used and some shortcut keys given that translate into other project.
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