Photo-simulation was determined to be the best medium for accurate visual evaluation and for confident presentation to stakeholders.
POITRA created the Dry Creek Road crossing photo-simulation on an Engineer provided photograph. These tasks were accomplished
The Siemens Duewag 100 LRT vehicle was the RTD's prefered vehicle. Modelers at POITRA had created a custom detailed technical model of the SD100 directly from manufacturers specification sheets and inspection of actual vehicle. The RTD standard color scheme was applied. The model was created at no cost to the project.
POITRA then created a 3D site model that included the Dry Creek LRT viaduct structure, overhead catenary system and POITRA model Siemens Duewag 100 LRT vehicles. The model was camera matched, lighted, rendered and composited with the base photograph and finished using traditonal digital painting techniques.
POITRA graphic artists created a display panel for each simulation in the Southeast Corridor EIS series to be printed for public meetings.
The finished photo-simulations were used in CDOT and RTD's meetings with the City of Denver and other governmental and public stakeholders. The final images were also used in project environmental documents.