Completely new to Carrara and 3D, Badly Need "Where To Start" Advice
I'm as new to 3D as one can get, and have chosen Carrara to enter into the world of 3D. I'm really excited to learn this product - I can recognize a totally fun app when I see one! And who knows - it might just end up being my permanent home if I can master it well enough. I have, after all, seen some pretty darned surprising results from it's built-in renderer.
My problem is that I'm having a problem finding complete and embarrassingly simple "New User" documentation in getting started with all of this. This seems to be the only 3D app on the market that suffers from a completely scattered realm of documentation.
Where on earth do I start? And doing what? I need my hand held in the most serious way, as I'm a ground-zero beginner. I have done nothing but read articles and web sites about 3D in general - no experience with 3D whatsoever. I'm a good sketch artist, but that's it (which is why I'm interested in 3D - I'm a lousy artist beyond sketch). I barely know my way around Photoshop. I'm motivated and excited about Carrara, but that's all I have going for me at this point. I've stumbled through a couple of test renders of the sample scenes that come with the product, and have had some fun watching that work, but I have accomplished absolutely nothing so far and hav eno idea how.
I have purchased the "Learning Carrara 8" tutorial set from InfiniteSkills, so I have that going for me, but even those are fairly fast-paced and seemingly somewhat out of order in which to learn the ground-level topics (you're taught about rendering before being taught about working with primitives and animating...?). I know these are very valuable in terms of learning the ropes, and I currently consider it the best place to start until shown otherwise.
I'm really not interested in working with other DAZ3D products/content at this time, just modeling my own stuff and animating them in Carrara for now (vehicles, logos, objects, simple stuff to start).
So, can someone steer me to the most complete, proper-order, "know nothing about 3D at all" documentation that exists for this product to get me off and running?
I consider everyone in here a total guru at this point, and I truly appreciate anyone who can point me in the right direction to help me hit the ground running if that's at all possible. If it is possible in the 3D world, it will certainly be through Carrara.