Here is the beginning animation of my snow train in Maya. This time, particles were used to create the smoke coming out of the stack. I intend to rig the wheels next and show an animation from the side view. After just watching the "Polar Express" on TV, I gained some insight into the detail that was used in the movie. But for now, I am happy with my lighting and my modeling and the effect that I created. With the next animation, I will add Ambient Occlusion for greater detail and effect. But I am well on my way to creating a nice piece.