3DSMax is one of the more complicated 3D programs to use. Do you have a specific question, or are you just looking for some beginner's information? The best bet would be to see if there is a "Dummies" book or a "Visual Quickstart" book on the topic.
For more specific questions, a 3DSMax forum would be the best bet. There are many of them on the internet.
If you haven't purchased it already, I'd actually recommend that most 3D neophytes that aren't looking to get into 3D professionally check out Photoshop Pro, which has many 3D features built right in. It's easier to use than many 3D programs, comes at a lower price point, and will be familiar to Photoshop users.
at 5:39 PM on Apr. 12, 2009