A design visualization was needed to address all these issues. It was preferred to include them together in a single overall panoramic photosimulation for public meetings and break out the individual elements as needed.
POITRA photographers selected a vantage point that made all the elements visible and at a great enough distance to eliminate lens warp.
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 artists prepared the base photograph to recieve the elements of the proposed corridor using traditional digital painting techniques. This included separating and removing foreground trees within the station footprint from background trees and buildings.
POITRA created a 3D model that included the new gravel roadbed, ties, rails and the EMU catenary system. The entire proposed station, park-n-ride and a future garage were modeled for the overall simulation.
The granary portion of the simulation was broken out and used to address the 4f section of the EIS dealing with historical properties but it could be regrouped with other portions of the overall simulation to address other issues as well.
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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