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While it's true I was able to previsualize and execute this workflow I'm actually surprised it worked. In fact, it barely worked, as you'll see when you watch the video. Many of the noise function inputs are strangely ignored by Maya. So here is a glimpse at 'The Maya that Could Be'
I first noticed this issue right when Maya was first introduced. I didn't discover it by accident. I assumed Maya would work this way, and I was extremely disappointed when it didn't.
I tried to discuss it with them, but I could never get past junior level people who just kept trying to 'solve my problem' with alternative workflows, as if my main goal was to have a crater texture with ripples.