POITRA created a photo-simulation of the curb-side alternative on an Engineer provided photograph. The existing laneage and traffic was shifted to match the conceptual design plans using traditonal digital painting techniques. Downtown Phoenix's existing signature street lighting was also relocated as necessary to serve as mountings for the proposed overhead catenary system.
The Siemens Duewag 100 LRT vehicle was the study's prefered vehicle. Modelers at POITRA had previously created a detailed technical model of the SD100 directly from manufacturers specification sheets. The Valley Metro color scheme was applied.
POITRA then created a 3D site model that included the track bed, rails and POITRA model Siemens Duewag 100 LRT vehicles. The model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph to create the final simulation.
The finished photo-simulations were used in Valley Metro's meetings with the City of Phoenix and other governmental and public stakeholders. The final images were also used in project environmental documents and on the East Valley Metro Project Website.