Referring back to the discussion on 3d modeling. I have come across some great programs add/ons to animate a 3d model. One of them I have been introduced to from my landscape internship, it is called Viz Terra. The nice thing is that water can be animated to appear as shimmering with slight movement. There also is Vray. Taking 3-d modeling to the next stage by animating is great, especially if trying to sell the idea to potential buyers, it just adds the next step of reality.