The Engineer provided the base photograph and layout plans for the entire interchange and local street system. POITRA transferred the design data to the photograph carefully adjusting for the slight perspective.
We create a lot of this kind of aerial simulation for proposed interchanges. They really do convey a massive amount of detailed information quickly in a single image.
Additional simulations taken at ground level really flesh out the design ... the more the better. ”
M.P, POITRA Visual
Visual Simulations Project Manager
Traditional digital painting techniques were used to update existing ground features including removing the obsolete ramps as needed to accommodate the new design.
POITRA artists then added the revised interchange ramps, retaining walls, laneage, traffic control, sidewalks, medians, and fill slopes.
Many of the off system streets were also affected by design changes and needed to be reflected in the simulation. Great care was taken to ensure that the new lane markings were correctly represented and that they integrated with existing roadways as planned.
The previous bridge and roadway design experience of the POITRA Visual principals played a key role in accurately interpreting the Engineer's design plans and efficiently transforming the information into an accurate illustration.
The final aerial simulation was used as meeting materials for the CalTrans and San Jose design and public involvement process. The image played a major role in communicating the proposed design to project's public stakeholders.
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