Photo-simulations proved to be the best medium for accurate evaluation and for confident presentation to public. This POITRA photographic survey view at Sand Piper Circle was representative of most new residential locations near the corridor.
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 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
Accurate 3D site models were built to include the rail corridor with the elements associated with each of the alternative commuter rail vehicle types. The models included the sound walls appropriate to each alternative and the appropriate POITRA model RTD commuter rail vehicle. The past sound wall design experience of POITRA principals helped to create plausable wall structures since the Engineer's conceptual design did not included that level of detail.
The site models were then matched to the view perspective, appropriately lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph to create a photo-realistic simulation of the proposed conditions at this location. 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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