@bullit: Thank you. Of the two images, I’m partial to that one too.
@bigH: Both foreground terrains have mounds, the right one raised enough to produce the rocks on the right side of the image. Perhaps more further along might also look good. As to the foam, Yo no se, I wouldn’t know how to add foam.
@Pam: I did try a few of David’s water material in the Pro Material section, but the render times were anywhere from 3-4 hours. Compared to the 1-1 1/2 hour for those two images. And the others I did using Horo’s link. I think one of the images I’m going to post is done on a terrain using the material from Horo’s link. It didn’t provide any more rolling water that I was after, but it could be because I didn’t chose the best terrain for the job.
@Horo: I made several more iterations of the canyon using the your material, which gives the impression of slow moving water. I even tweaked it a bit in the DTE and ended up with a material that gives the impression of silt flowing down the river. Tried again to get a more rapid looking material and did come up with a material that looks more rapid, but not what I was aiming for. Pam’s suggestion, if I use the right terrain, may get me closer to what I’m after..
@Sean: Thanks. Yeah, it is a might too shiny green, yet, for a first that actually looks worth a darn it’s not too bad. I’d not thought of tweaking the stone, but it might be worth looking into. These were rendered at 64 RPP, so it might be worth the time to use 144.
Horo gave a link for water material he made, and since I’m short of material, I grabbed it. It has more movement with less color but that’s not a bad thing as it lets what’s under the surface show a bit more. The first image is his material before I tweaked it a bit, as I did in the next two images. I also changed from a water slab to a water plane, which didn’t change render times. And Bryce 4 gave me another idea I’d never tried, so a cloud is in the last image. Two of the images seem alike, but the difference is that one has a higher water plane. This removed the growth on the left and shows less of the rocks on the right.