The Engineer supplied excellent photographs representing the most important view sheds for each. These would be used as the base photographs for the viewshed photosimulations.
The Kress C2 view is taken from the west on the Illinois Prairie Path.
POITRA modelers created a detailed 3D model of the ASR9 Radar Antenna and the proposed 76ft tall tower. An equipment building, site fencing and gates from POITRA model libraries were also used to create a site model to be rearranged and used in all of the simulations. The site model was camera matched to the C2 base photograph, lighted and rendered. The renders were then composited to the base photograph and traditional digital painting methods used to finish the simulations.
POITRA had prior experience specifically with airport radar towers and antennas and easily understood the plans for the various components.
Graphic artists at POITRA also created graphic map figures that identified the tower site options and the view shed locations for all three potential sites.
All of the POITRA simulations and graphics appeared in the final study document and visually complimented the high quality of the rest of the document.