I am not a master in Maya by any means, my use for and of it being limited in scope, but the hotkeys for what I do are burned into my brain and my processes are muscle memory at this point. I can pick up most programs fine, but for some reason I am running into a mental wall with Hexagon. Milkshape, for example, was as intuitive as using Maya. Photoshop, once I got used to it, is now second nature. ZBrush too (God I love ZBrush). I am sure it’s my mental block and not Hexagon, having seen the amazing stuff made with it. I think you’re right, though. I will make a list of what I want to start with, go through it on my own as much as I can, and will come to the forum as needed.
That would be one specialised tutorial Outre’ if even one existed, to have been using Maya since 1999 tells me you have spent many hours of working in the 3D world, I am surprised that you are finding difficulty in crossing over between applications, I had started out in 1998 with Truespace and Bryce, and anything I could get for free including trials. I had ran completely through a couple of 3d Studio Max,4 training books and had been in a similar position as yourself, not having the funds to purchase the software. Now I find working with different 3d software much more fun than sticking to just the one.
These days with such a variety of free applications, and people publishing tutorials,freely available, I am in 3d heaven, I had started using Hexagon from the time I joined this forum, not that long ago, and have found the forum so very helpful in enabling me to get the most from it, Hex seemed confusing at first but after a few hours and a little practise, had come to get results, it is fast and clean and grows on you as you pick up all the little ways of working, most important is this forum, no question is a stupid one, it is a great knowledge base and certainly motivated me.