As the South Platte line is the first commuter transit service to reach DUT, the existing terminal was still in its nearly unused state. The old heavy rail platforms would require replacement to accommodate the new LRT service. Photo-simulations was determined to be the best medium for accurate evaluation and for confident presentation to public stakeholders. POITRA created each photo-simulation using combined 3D rendering and photo-simulation techniques.
POITRA photographed several views of DUT with the intent of best describing its new LRT character. Once the final view was selected, the existing platforms, canopies and parking had to be reconfigured to match the Engineer's proposed LRT station design. The original station structures, bare ground, construction debris and abandoned rail were removed using traditional digital painting techniques. The modified photograph then served as the base image for proposed LRT simulation.
Once again, thank you for all your help in creating a great product! The simulations were one of the highlights of the meeting - many people were enticed. Your work helped to describe to people what the stations will likely look like.”
K.K., BRW/URS Corp
South Platte Corridor P.R. Manager
Modelers at POITRA had previously created a detailed technical model of RTD's Siemens Duewag 100 LRT vehicle directly from manufacturers specification sheets. The newly adopted RTD color scheme was applied.
POITRA then created a 3D site model that included the track bed, rails, LRT platforms, station amenities, canopies, catenary system and POITRA model RTD Siemens Duewag 100 LRT vehicles. The model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph. Landscaping and station patrons were added to create the final LRT photo-simulation.
Graphic artists at POITRA set the simulation in a display board format with simulation location map for printing. The finished displays were used in meetings with the city, Union Station representatives and public stakeholders. The final images were also used in project environmental documents.
Take a Closer Look! Highly developed skills of the Artists at POITRA make your project real. (click to magnify).
Take a closer look! POITRA created a displays suitable for printing at poster and handout sizes (click to magnify).