Here is a link to the atdsk webinar Lee Fraser will be hosting for Character Development using all of autodesks tools!
The Autodesk® Maya® Entertainment Creation Suite 2012 offers numerous tools and workflows for efficient creation of characters for film, broadcast and game design. The second installment of this webcast series continues by focusing on the variety of tools available in the Maya Entertainment Creation Suite for skinning and rigging characters for motion and facial expression. Autodesk Technical Specialist Lee Fraser will show you some of the basics of rigging and skinning in Maya 2012 plus ways of working with the characterization tools in Maya as well as Autodesk® MotionBuilder® 2012. Lee will also cover some of the basics in Autodesk® Softimage® Face Robot® Toolset, providing a quick and interactive way of creating a face rig using Softimage.