Since the new corridor nudged Smith Road into the northern perimiter of the golf coarse, photo-simulations were needed illustrate the shift. POITRA photograpers shot a variety of views and the Engineer selected the base photograph.
Poitra provided expertly-done photo simulations, and sometimes
under tight time constraints, which were instrumental in conveying project concepts to our audiences. ”
East Corridor Planning Project Manager
POITRA prepared the original photograph by relocating and widening Smith Road, removing old power poles and making sidewalk improvements. Dahlia Street crosses the corridor so special attention was given to the lighting and crossing gates. Removing some of the trees condemned by the roadway shift while preserving other trees on the golf park was the big artistic challange. These tasks were completed using traditional digital painting techniques.
POITRA modelers then created a 3D site model that included the EMU catenary system, a double mainline track and roadbed, right-of-way fencing, signage and the EMU vehicles. The proposed vehicle had not yet been manufactured and existed only as a POITRA custom 3D model. The site model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the photograph to create final photo-simulation.
POITRA also illustrated the effect of a roadway widening on the western edge of the Park Hill Municipal Golf Course in another East Corridor Project Photosimulation.
The finished simulations were used in meetings with the Denver Parks and Recreation Department, the City and County of Denver, Fastracks public stakeholders and also in the EIS document.
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