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. The POITRA field trip helped in our own understanding of precisely where the structural elements would sit in relation to existing buildings.
The base photograph required little preparation except that the new viaduct structure would sit behind the existing perimeter chain link fence. POITRA prepared the photograph for placement of the 3D model 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 reservoir embankments, water department buildings 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 bridge and walls that appear in the visualization.
The site model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph. Special effort was required to bring the existing perimeter fence and gate in front of the new elements to create final photo simulation.
The finished simulations were used in meetings with Denver Water Department, the City and County of Denver, and other Fastracks stakeholders.
Take a closer look! The highly developed skills of the Artists at POITRA Visual make your concept a reality. (click to magnify)