I am trying to create a tidal wave effect for a cgi shot. what are the alternative methods i should experiment with. At first I thought fluids but havnt much experience with them. Has anyone animated a plane/geometry to create a wave like movement?
Have you looked into Realflow (NextLimit)? I'm not sure if Maya's Oceans can form a single wave . Maybe increasing the wind. I never tried it but I seem to recall a demo in Realflow (realwave) where that was done.