Maya is the premier tool for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. It is used by such film houses as Industrial, Light & Magic and Pixar to create 3D animation and special effects. "Learning Maya 6 Dynamics" teaches readers how to add realism to their animations by creating smoke, dust, fire, water, and other dynamic effects. This is an official book, produced by Alias. It also includes "Maya Beginners Guide Dynamics", a DVD produced by Alias that retails separately for $34.99.