Ok, so, I've gone through a textbook learning C++ basics and I've also gone through a textbook teaching directx.
After that I downloaded UDK and went through probably 15 hours worth of tutorials and I get the basics of it as well. Same with 3DSmax.
There doesn't seem to be any tutorial that tries to unite the tools of the engine with any real programming. There is basically just level design everywhere.
What section of knowledge do I need to study to figure out how to unite the two?