There's a few days left to register for the latest Autodesk Webcast this upcoming Wednesday. The topic this time is centered around the Bonus and Layout tools for Maya. These are a group of tools that Autodesk publishes separately from the main product. They are sort of "the minors" for Maya tools. They are sometimes moved into the full product and sometimes are not. Either way, it's definitely something every Maya user needs to at least be familiar with. You might just find that one tool you wish Maya would do just like Someotherproduct. This is also being taught by Steven Roselle, who is their internal 'games' guy. I'm sure he'll be presenting this in a way that is relevant to us.
Here's the cut and past from their offical email notice of the event:
Boost your productivity with Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools and Layout Tools
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
Autodesk® Maya® Bonus Tools is a collection of additional tools and utilities that augment the existing Maya feature set. Learn more about this complimentary toolset as Autodesk Technical Specialist Steven Roselle walks you through a series of related tips and tricks.
A wide range of topics and workflows will be covered including:
General project management
You'll also learn about another complimentary toolset known as Maya Layout Tools, which can be used for general placement and assembly of objects within a scene such as building game levels, assembling architectural spaces, and populating sets with props.
Registration is free, but you'll need to register to gain access to the webcast.