Finished up the first round of river/lake editing. It's not bad, but, deep down, I feel it could be just a little bit better. Then again, I'm only detailing out the major rivers and lakes at a continental level right now. The smaller lakes and rivers won't show up until I start working on a more regional and/or local level which will probably be rendered in Terragen thanks to an idea that ravells gave me a while back. The other thing that might make it look off is the fact that I'm using a flat color for the time being, and it doesn't match-up well where the rivers meet the oceans. Still, it's a bit of progress, and a bit is better than none at all.
Thought I would throw a different version/render up here. Shifted to an orthographic projection and centered it on the part of the world I've been working on, just to see how things were actually laying out without so much distortion.
On a side note, I went to the book store the other day and ended up spending way more than I intended. I had hoped to find "Mars Plus" by Fredrick Pohl (the sequel to "Man Plus"). Sadly, I didn't find that particular book, I did, however, find "Gilden Fire" by Stephen Donaldson (a back-story chapter that was cut from "The Illearth War") as well as "Time and Again" by Clifford Simak (a book I first read 35 years ago). You'd have thought I would be happy with that, but no, that simply wasn't enough. I checked out the RPG section of the store and found . . . half a dozen source material manuals for Hero Systems that I just couldn't pass up. So now, it looks like it's time to add a fifth book-shelf, if only I can find a place for it.