thanks to all for your C&C's. i'll be doing a making of soon and will be sure to post a link on the forum thread.
Beautiful images ... Happy with the quality ... It would be nice to know how it was created to pool water
yes, i used displacement on the water plane. it's just a subdivided plane that closes the pool walls. it normally works with just a bump map too but i find displacement more reliable and of course it also displaces which is necessary depending on the camera position and angle. @MatheusPassos
i've had this up on my computer since i saw it in the forums and keep coming back to it. Fantastic work. For full appreciation, there are some higher res versions on the Thea forum here http://www.thearender.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6183
Which HDRI's from VizPeople have been used and on which picture? How were the others done? Really great images! I especially love the camera-angle on the fifth image. Superb work!
i used the same one on all the images except the overcast render. can't remember for sure but i think it was either 5 or 6. i'll have a look tomorrow. @David K.