Just in case you were wondering how to make the 'lots of layers' of water that I mentioned two posts up; no, you don't have to make each layer individually.
Make one layer, sized to fit the pool. Set it up with the colour or texture of your choice.
Hide the edges
|Double-click the shape to highlight all of it, then hold down Shift and click the flat area again. This will leave just the edges highlighted. Right-click one of them and select 'Hide'. |
. Select "View Hidden Geometry" from the View
menu. Double-click on the layer and make it into a
|If you don't know how to do this; right-click and select "Make Component". |
Now, select the Move/Copy tool (the one that looks like four arrows going in all different directions) and press CTRL; this activates the '
|This shows up as a little plus sign. |
' part of the function. Click on the corner of the water layer and then pull it downward just far enough that the 'direction' line shows blue, so you know you're pulling it straight down. Now let go the mouse and type in the distance you want to move it downward. Suppose we're doing a 6' deep pool, you type in [6'] or [72"]. Hit Enter; it should move downward that far. Now, before you do anything else, type the following (without the square brackets): [72/]. This should result in 72 copies of the original layer appearing stacked beneath the first one. (Yeah, I know, 6 feet and one inch ... be quiet).
Select the whole stack and make that into a component, then place it where you need it. Be sure to turn off viewing of Hidden Geometry afterward, so it looks nice and neat.
At any point after making the layers, you can adjust the opacity of the colour/texture you chose, so the water looks right to you. Also feel free to experiment with the darkness of the colour.