i was checking out the simply maya website the other day and i found all of their free tutorials..half of them just cut out half way before the project is finished but whatever. so i basically just picked one up and went for it. modeling rooms and buildings are really easy compared to what weve been doing in class (yes arturo you were right) and you can really make anything you can think of. while doing this i realized how much the extrude and edge loop tools help. another thing is that i just play around with the extrude settings (the thickness, offset and divisions ) and even though i dont usually get what i was looking for i either like what came out, delete it or learned something new. so theres my preaching to the blog hope i didnt bore anyone reading. heres the link to the free maya tutorials. you need a user name and password but its free.