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Sprint Cellular at Vail Mountain School Photosimulations

Sprint Cellular, Vail, Colorado

When Sprint decided to expand its cellular telephone service along the I-70 corridor in Colorado, local governments required architectual renderings. Sometimes two views per site were needed. I-70 in Colorado passes through some of the most scenic areas of the Rocky Mountains and the areas most prominent ski resorts. The renderings would be used to assess the visual impact of each new antenna installation.

POITRA was chosen to supply the renderings required by for the project. It became clear that Photo-simulation would be a more accurate and realistic instrument for evaluating view impacts. POITRA would now create photo-simulations using base photographs supplied by the Engineer.

Take a closer look! Several types of antenna were created as POITRA custom 3D Models (click to magnify).

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POITRA modelers created detailed 3D models of a variety of Antenna types and installation options that would be encountered on the project. Detailed models allowed POITRA to accommodate the occasional close in view when they were needed. The appropriate models were selected and camera matched to base photographs for each site. They were then lighted, rendered and composited to the base photograph and traditional digital painting methods used to finish the simulations.

Sprint worked to take advantage of existing corridor structures in order to gain the height neccessary to ensure good operation without introducing new utility towers. Sprint negotiated a position on the roof of the Vail Mountain School building. The gable roof however, offered little opportunity to hide the antenna. The solution selected added a coupla, similar to other area buildings, that matched the existing structure. The new coupla would house the Sprint rooftop antenna.

The submittal package included a front view and a neighborhood view from the rear. The finished simulations were used as figures in the submittals to local zoning officials for permitting and to property owners. POITRA provided all final document package graphics.article end

Take a Closer Look! POITRA graphic artists can help any project by creating a professional presentation for your project information. (click to magnify)

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