In this Introduction to Maya 2012 tutorial, we will help you get a strong understanding of Maya and how it works. You'll get the chance to work with many of the Maya instructors here at Digital-Tutors who will show you how to use some of the major components of Maya. In this tutorial, we'll start by giving you the foundational skills and vocabulary you'll need in order to move around within Maya, and then we'll jump right into the Modeling section of the course. After completing the modeling section, you'll get the chance to try your hand at texturing, rigging, animation, dynamics, and finally, lighting and rendering your own animation. Our goal is not to weigh you down with technical information in this tutorial, but rather to help you form good habits and strong workflows so you can become a proficient Maya artist. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.