Originally Posted by coachmark2
What is your opinion of Unreal's development kit? Is it a good place to start? How is the learning curve on it? How does it compare to Autodesk products?
That would be a great place to start with level design and 3d modeling. UDK and 3Ds max are similar so you will find yourself comfortable using them at the same time. When I started using UDK, there were very few tutorials on the internet but now you can find millions of tutorials about pretty much anything. Here are some other websites that are dedicated to game engines and they have tutorials for Cry Engine and some other unpopular engines as well.Eat3D
<-- Has great UDK tutorials and basically for anything else such as animation, rigging, texturing, lighting, skinning, posing etc.CG.Tutsplus
<--- Has awesome free tutorials.TheGnomonWorkshop
<---All the tutorials here are made by professional 3D artists that work for big companies. These tutorials are geared towards users who are expert at 3D and just need tips to make them even greater artists. I suggest you buy these tutorials after a few years when you find yourself comfortable with pretty much anything.3DMotive
<---- Has great tutorials for UDK!Polycount
<-- Great place to post your work if you want others to critique it whether it is level design or 3d models. Go there if you need to post something that you need help with.Edited by Capt - 10/24/12 at 8:42pm