We have a tricks to fake ripples but for this particualr water which has kind of
perspective look on the wave, this effect looks just way off.
It's basically masking and a 3 copies of the image slightly offet from each other
making an impressive like the water is moving.
Good if use for the Bird View, your effect would be better if using actual animated water sequence.
Sometimes I do these in After Effects. There is a plugin call PSUNAMI which does really cool
water effect. Than if you really need something very realistic, MAYA is the way to go.
I don't have the skills in Maya to do it but I know people who do.
I buy from them number of effects, water and clouds. You may find something useful there.
Happy New Year guys - all the best there is in the 2006 :)
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