I was going to try using Maya's particles or fluid effects but I am relatively new to both systems. I do have a good understanding of the basics of both.
I was hoping someone might be able to get me started and point me in the right direction.
Essentially the shot consists of a 4.5 - 5 foot tall boy who is standing in a babbling brook. Suddenly from camera left (it's a side shot) a wall of rushing water hits and violently engulfs the boy. The shot ends almost immediately after the water hits.
I envision the water as more white and foamy than clear because of the fact that it is moving so quickly and violently.
Any ideas or suggestions as to how to create and render this would be greatly appreciated.