POITRA photographers made excellent photographs representing the three important view sheds for Site 7. Each would be used as base photographs for photosimulations of the site.
POITRA modelers created a detailed 3D model of the ASR11 Radar Antenna and the proposed 76ft tall tower. An equipment building, site fencing and gates from POITRA model libraries were also used to create the site model for each site. The Reno/Tahoe 7 site model was camera matched to the WallStreet and Financial Boulevard intersection base photograph, lighted and rendered. The renders were then composited to the base photograph and traditional digital painting methods used to finish the simulations.
The project called for the antennas to be painted international orange.
POITRA had prior experience specifically with airport radar towers and antennas and easily understood the plans for the various components.
Graphic artists at POITRA marked the tower locations to make the simulations into figures for the study document. POITRA also created graphic map figures that identified the tower site options and the view shed locations for all three sites.
All of the POITRA figures appeared in the final study document and visually complimented the high quality of the rest of the document.