I'm trying to look for a intro to maya tutorial either online or on DVD for a friend who is just starting out in Maya. Can anyone suggest a step by step tutorial that will go through the basics to learn all the tools?
Digital Tutors offers some great introduction to Maya courses. It's how I learned it, really. It covers everything you need to know to start off, from modeling to texturing and from animating to rendering.
Note: the course is long. At least 20 hours or so. Your friend better be prepared to sit down and get to business.