Check out this AWESOME reference site for Maya users
So once again I am back to work on my new film and I have been looking for new ways to improve my techniques with texturing /shading, lighting, etc. So after about an hour of digging around on the web I found this collection of links and information that someone has put together. Everything from animation to shader writing with Renderman can be found on this site.
If you are having a hard time figuring something out or even if you are looking for something new this site should be able to lead you in the right direction. Look to the left of the screen and under the heading TOPICS you can find all you need.