Dover Studios toda announced the release of Maya: Shading Networks, their latest visual effects training DVD. Maya: Shading Networks is a practical guide to creating shading networks in Maya for animation, visual effects, and games. Through a series of in-depth lessons, visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, share tips and techniques that will help you create more realistic shading networks. Advanced topics include: using light linking to control scene illumination, adjusting shader glow normalization factors, and utilizing shared nodes to make shading networks simpler to maintain. Maya: Shading Networks is available now for US$49.95.