INNOVATION IN muLTImEDIA
City of Eindhoven
In the heart of eindhoven, the fifth largest city in the netherlands, a grade-separated junction was designed to create a separate bus lane at a busy
crossing. normally, traffic designers present 2D drawings at public meetings
to explain their projects. In this case, 3D visualizations of the complex junction
were needed to clarify the 2D drawings of this $35 million project.
The project team used microStation to model the junction. Grade separation
slopes presented a challenge, but microStation’s mesh modeling and surface
modeling tools helped to produce realistic results. The luxology rendering
engine for microStation generated photorealistic visualizations. project Wise
was also used on this project to facilitate rapid deployment of the project team.
To protect against highway damage and excessive repair costs, the Betamont’s
measure-in-motion (mIm) vehicle detector detects overheight and overweight
vehicles traveling on roads, tunnels, and bridges. Vehicles that exceed the
allowed parameters are diverted to lay-by areas (weight) or redirected to the
secondary roads (height). Betamont retained GeoDe TIccA 3D WorKS to
demonstrate the system’s functionality and value to highway authorities.
gEODETICCA 3D wORkS, s.r.o.
Microstation Introduces Measure in Motion
GeoDe TIccA used microStation to create 3D models based on a recent
highway project’s civil engineering data. The models illustrated various mIm
scenarios, from vehicle detection to waylay. microStation animation settings
provided the solution for achieving the correct camera motion. The final DVD
output effectively illustrated mIm technology in a way that could be understood
by Betamont’s international clientele.