Autodesk releases 2011 software for free, to the educational community. Extended 3-year license.
Some of the software includes Autodesk® Inventor®, Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Maya®, and AutoCAD®.
This is perfect timing, because I have started releasing 10-part tutorial series Maya Beginner Basics.
Get your copy of Maya and follow the tutorials.
Please read all the terms and use on Autodesk Students website.
Just to let you know, it asks for student issued email in the submission form.
Click Get Software at the top of the website when you get to students.autodesk.com