Made a super quick "tutorial" on how to make a character silhouette in Maya. Pretty self explanatory stuff, but I know some people aren't used to the quirks of a tool, and maybe wouldn't think to try something like this out. Heck, I didn't really think of it till just now, and it already seems like a good idea.
Here's the video clip, using my current project as an example. May update this later if I get any feedback on how to make it more useful, but it's such a simple concept that it may be all it needs. Assuming you already know how to use layers anyways.