began working through the tutorials that come with Maya today and they are slow going for some reason. Part of it comes when I have to work out what is gong on when things dont go exactly as the tute describes. This is probably a good thing - as I am finding all manner of bits'n'pieces that I wouldnt have explored if the tute had just happened.
Pirates 2 DVD
Watched Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest on DVD - was great to see the effects in action again. Basically the whole thing is an effects extravaganza and I will watch it and its second DVD a bunch more times to come.