POITRA provided the base photographs for this view at the entrance to the facility. This allowed POITRA photographers to determine and optimal sun angle for the simulation and to wait for a wonderfully clear Colorado day. We also took care to capture a truck on I-270 in the perfect location to help in viewer understanding of the highway's orientation to the rail viaduct. The POITRA field trip helped in our own understanding of precisely where the structural elements would sit in relation to existing trees and buildings
POITRA artists prepared the base photograph for placement of the 3D model by removing trees affected by the project and restoring any newly exposed background using traditional digital painting techniques.
Poitra provided expertly-done photo simulations, and sometimes under tight time constraints, which were instrumental in conveying project concepts to our audiences.”
North Metro Planning Project Manager
POITRA modelers then created an accurate 3D site model that included the pre-cast concrete viaduct superstructure and piers, the POITRA EMU Commuter Vehicles, and the EMU catenary system. The I-270 embankment and other landmarks were modeled to aid in the alignment of the model to the photographic view. The past bridge design experience of POITRA principals was essential to properly representing finished viaduct that appear in the visualization.
The site model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph.
The finished simulations were used in meetings with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), area industries, and other Fastracks stakeholders.
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