Maya 6. 0 - the most powerful and easy to use three-dimensional graphics program that allows you to design complex models and create realistic animations. This book contains the full information necessary for the development of this unique package: a description of the interface elements, methods of modeling and animation, and special effects materials. Particular attention is paid to setting up lighting and performing imaging using different modules. In addition, we discussed in detail such a complex and interesting subject as creating fluid effects. The book is intended for novice users. The theoretical material is provided with a large number of examples that can be recommended in this publication as a reference.