Photo-simulations proved to be the best medium to accurately evaluate the visual impacts and for the project team to confidently present the alternatives to the public stakeholders.
POITRA created each photo-simulation with both LRT and trolley vehicles using combined 3D rendering and traditional digital painting techniques.
POITRA photographed several views of the downtown bus terminal with the intent of best describing the multi-modal interface. Once the final view was selected the existing curb and gutter, sidewalks, streetlights, pedestrians and even lanes of traffic had to be reconfigured to precisely match the Engineer's design. Only then could the proposed LRT or trolley line be properly placed.
POITRA created a 3D model that included the track bed, rails, end bumper, catenary system, and barrier curbs. The 3D model was then camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the photograph. POITRA's proprietary 3D model Siemans Dewag LRT and Skoda-Astra Trolley vehicles were added to create final photo-simulations.
The finished simulations were used in meetings with Fastracks stakeholders and in the EIS document.
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