You know you're right, these books don't come out for a week and half. So let's try this. Let's look at these books'/authors' previous releases.
I'm guessing they'd be the same, just updated to maya 4.5.
so there's a fundamentals 4.0 book that's been out a while by same authors
and Maya Savvy is the next installement from Mastering Maya guys. here's that book.
Which would you say, if you have these books, is more geared towards intermediate or is just plain better?
According to my budget, I can only afford one at the moment.
God Bless you and 3D