Photo-simulations proved to be the best medium for accurate evaluation and for confident presentation to public. This view encompassing the South Platte River bordering the park was selected from a POITRA photographic survey as representing the greatest visual impact.
POITRA created each photo-simulation using combined 3D rendering and traditional digital painting techniques.
Poitra Visual's illustrations of bridges, catenary systems, additional railroad track and sound walls reassured the public that this new transit service could be an attractive addition to their communities.”
K.P., P.E. URS Corp
North Metro Project Manager
An accurate 3D site model including the proposed structures and the POITRA model RTD commuter rail vehicles were built. The past bridge design experience of POITRA principals was essential to properly representing finished bridge and walls that appear in the visualization. The new fill was modeled using the Engineer's contours to determine the extent of the fill slopes in the photograph.
The models were then matched to the view perspective, appropriately lighted, rendered and composited with the photograph to create a photo-realistic simulation of the proposed conditions at this location.
The finished simulations were used in meetings with Fastracks public stakeholders, Denver City and County, and Parks and Recreation and also on the project website, in newsletters and in the EIS document.
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