This view selected from POITRA survey photographs compared the sound wall height differences from the corridor in the context of a 4f significant neighborhood.
POITRA artists prepared the base photograph to recieve the elements of the proposed corridor using traditional digital painting techniques.
DMU and EMU vehicles have different environmental characteristics. EMU vehicles require additional hardware such as an overhead catenary system and a tall pentagraph mounted to the top of the vehicle which add to the visual concern. DMU vehicles are louder and the noise source is located higher on the vehicle, which translates to taller sound barriers when barriers are needed. This simulation needed to reflect all of these variations including images with and without the POITRA model transit vehicles to show how the momentary presence of the vehicles affects the potential view impact.
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 created a 3D model that included EMU and DMU sized sound barriers, the EMU catenary system and both types of vehicles. The model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the photograph to create final photo-simulations. A key feature of the simulation was the inclusion of one of the several crossovers between the northbound and southbound tracks. Previous POITRA rail experience was called upon to fill in the switch details that were represented by a single line in the conceptual level plans.
A simulation was created for each of the four situations to be studied.
The finished simulations were used in meetings with Fastracks public stakeholders, on the project website, in newsletters and in the EIS document.
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