Maya is a complex rendering and animation program, with many levels. This section introduces some of the basic tools.
It can be useful to set the Maya menu to Rendering and to select the Render tab as this contains nearly all the tools needed.
As with 3ds Max it can also be helpful to set the render option in Maya to Mental Ray, as MR allows you to use the GI feature, etc. You can open the Render Settings window by using an icon found in two different places.
You can move between wireframe and shaded ...