Winning the prize for the single biggest book I’ve ever read, this book is an excellent reference. There were no doubt some issues in getting this book released, and unfortunately that becomes apparent in the text; but I gotta give it to ’em for tackling such an immensely deep program in a single book. If I had to learn Maya all over again, I would definitely get this book and Maya Savvy to help me work it out. I found that those two books seem to complement each other well. This one is more descriptive while Savvy is more hands-on.