Yesterday we looked at the book Google SketchUp for Dummies which has integrated 62 YouTube movies into a tutorial set that would of been unfeasible just a few years ago.
Embedded above is Chapter 1 of a series of tutorials on 3D Max hosted on YouTube by a user going by the name of prabinpebam. Prabin has 42 tutorials covering both 3D Studio Max and PhotoShop.
YouTube is becoming an excellent educational resource and we definitely don't miss those days of learning 3D Max via expensive text books.
You can download a 30 day trial of 3D Max from here.