You can create 3 dimensional waves in Maya with the texture deformer.
(The vertices moving all three directions not just Y.)

Try this (1:1 scale):

  • Create a polyplane (width:500, height:500, Subdiv.: 100 in both direction)
  • Add a texture Deformer
  • Add a Texture (Ocean of course)
  • Deformer settings:
  • Point Space: UV
  • Direction: Vector!!!!
  • Vector Space: Object
  • Vector Strength: 250, 1000, 250
  • Vector Offset: -250, -1000, -250

Play with the Ocean texture attributes.

🙂 That’s it.
Cheers, D

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