Dover Studios today announced the release of their latest training DVD — Maya: Surface Materials. This DVD provides an introduction to surface materials in Maya for animators, visual effects artists, and game developers. Visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, share tips and techniques that will help you create realistic surface materials. The disc shows in detail the methods used to render reflective metallic and glass surfaces, and discusses photographic techniques used to create environment maps. Maya: Surface Materials is available now for US$49.95.