Alias today announced that it will officially launch the The Art of Maya – 3rd Edition on June 17th, a new book that offers a look inside the world of the 3D computer graphics used in many well-known animation and special effects projects made with Maya software. The work of world-renowned companies referenced in the book include: Turner Studios; The Mill; Weta Digital and its work on the The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; and Oddworld Inhabitants and its latest game Stranger’s Wrath. The book includes Maya Personal Learning Edition software that allows the user to start gaining experience right away. The Art of Maya – 3rd Edition sells for US$44.99.