@ Obderhode - I agree, a lot of them don't resemble typical water. 3 and 2 did it for me a bit. The green was suppose to be a form of algae? or some sort of green light reflection? But I don't see it working out. Unless I flip it and have the reflection come off the other side. Witch i shall try eventually here. Other than that 11 looks the most natural to me without all the extra stuff.
@ Neptune - You have been around quite a while to witness all the transparent waters that people have developed along the way. So you're suggestions is pretty good, If I was to darken the sand and underneath the water in a certain way, you think it would work? I think so. Therefor I shall try! All of it though? And have like the higher spots lighter because it's closer to the top? Seems like a good idea. I definitely play with that.
@ Russ - Thank you good sir! What can I say? I agree with you too. The green doesn't really work that well. As much as I hoped. I still might play around with it though. I can't see blue being the reflective light in that area Although it does look cool.
@ Naru - 3 looks pretty as well. I think 10 water overlay around the rocks, the ripples, because they aren't transparent, it adds too much light reflection and well. I'm no artists. I mainly just do edits, so I dunno if I can make or find better water ripples along the edges really. I would love to find the best water out of all this and "try/attempt..." to make it 1-2 layers and not 4 without loosing it's looks due to csets and pallet limitations. Guess we shall see...
@ Eddy - Yeah seems a lot of peeps like 3. I do too. I'm just concerned that in a cave without much light, I dunno if you would be able to see blue, or even the bottom of the water for that fact. It's kind of an oddity to use transparent water in a cave actually...Now that I think about it. Thank you also! I try I try. I was really wowed by freedoms first quest swansong. Been sorta obsessive over looks ( not really a good thing) But tis what I like? What else can I say. ?
@ Sheik -You think so? Iv'e seen some dirtyish water that has some gradient to it in daytime. I think that could work as textured water? But for the most part your probably right. Also even here is questionable. I mean it's suppose to be sort of dark, I don't even know if you should see through it? But it looks cool.... lol
@ Dimentio - That would be #D in the second series. Sadly though the color transparency wasn't consistent when I overlapped it with blue, so only blue worked along the sides,with some purple in the front. With some editing I'm sure I could get it right though. That was a good combo that you suggested though. I enjoy the looks and turnout of it.
@ ( ͡° _ʖ ͡°) - #D & #B are pretty nice, both are variants of what Dimentio suggested, I like them both too. Its hard to pick for me out of those 5. They all look cool, but I might play around with flipping the blue on the opposite side as the shadow. If not #B,#C,#E will be voted out. I think about 3 years in total on and off.. I was around in the 1.90 era - 2.10. I never really did anything though other than play quests and try things out. Never completed a quest, I think I was a bit too over obsessed on mechanics and aesthetics and looks rather than completing a quest. I'll try not to make that mistake again.
@ Sheik - What about it? It is using the strange blue. Just thought that one would be less voted for. It does look interesting though.
@ Naru - E is pretty nice, I dunno about realism for it though. Sadly I had some color distortion using transparency with the frontal version of water ripple effect using blue. So I was forced so split the colors up into purple and blue. Again I think with a bit of editing i could make it better. Also when using the transparent blue ripple overlay, the ripple animation doesn't show up as good. Could add that as an effect though, as not transparent.
@ Anthus - I think you might be right. All the others exhibit some unrealistic traits. And seems like the more detail the more questionable it also becomes. I also would need to fix the purple in the front for this one as well.
Thank you all for your opinions and support on this matter. Over all I have to do some more aesthetic research to conclude this one.
I also have to mix this down somehow into 1-2 layers as some of this water actually takes up 4, and is actually kinda useless other than for looks.