This overview pictured the bridge from the west bank of the Missouri River showing the proposed walk across multiple spans. The base photograph required only minimal modification and this was performed using traditional digital painting techniques.
POITRA modelers then built an accurate detailed 3D computer model of the proposed steel support structures, concrete walk and fence cage that matched the existing deck profile for the entire length of the bridge.
I actually enjoy interpreting design plans, especially on complex detailed structures like the Jackson bridge. It brings back memories of bridge design work in my past.”
M.P., POITRA Visual
Visual Simulations Project Manager
The model was camera matched to the existing photograph taking care to properly align the walkway supports with the proper stiffeners and diaphragms on the bridge. The muted winter lighting of the base photograph had to be duplicated with model lighting. The model was then rendered and composited with the photograph to create a photo-realistic simulation.
Design information included complete construction documents and a full set of the complex existing bridge plans. The past bridge design experience of POITRA principals was well used in reading and understanding the plans.
Graphic artists at POITRA designed poster sized displays to be printed and used at open-house style public meetings between MoDOT and public stakeholders.
Take a closer look! The highly developed skills of the Artists at POITRA Visual make your concept a reality. (click to magnify)
Take a Closer Look! POITRA graphic artists can help any project by creating stunning professional settings for your project information. (click to magnify)