New user - help required

I currently program in Java but want to get into graphics a lot more.
Does anybody know of good tutorials that take you through the introduction of OpenGL to some intermediatory stage.
Ive downloaded some examples that take MDS characters and animate them and its along these lines that I would like to progress to.

Any information would be fantastic!!

Probably the most comprehensive set of GL tutorials of all time:

This might not be the optimum thing for a Java programmer, but it’s a great introduction to OpenGL nonetheless.

NeHe does have some Java conversions of his code.

Depending on the type of graphics applications you wish to write, you may want to re-consider your choice of programming language. If you’re doing realtime 3D animation, as in a game, I’d probably go with C++.