We brought this project to life with:

Storyboarding

Animatics

2D motion graphics

3D modeling

3D still images

Project management

BACKGROUND

This is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest infrastructure projects being developed in four stages, with Stage 4 of the Baypark to Bayfair upgrade link (B2B Link) to be completed mid 2021.

THE CHALLENGE

We needed to update our previous B2B upgrade video to show changes to traffic flow, construction phases and the integration of a new pedestrian underpass.

THE WORK

Braincell were commissioned to visually showcase the construction phases in detail and highlight new traffic flow for each of the four stages.

 

With the first B2B Link visualisation completed last year before works began, we created a second visualisation using a combination of DEM Earth, 3D animation and 2D motion graphics to display all construction phases and new traffic flows for each stage. This included the integration of key components including the new pedestrian underpass, ongoing expansion, signalised roundabout and flyover construction at Bayfair; flyover construction at SH2/SH29 at Te Maunga with the inclusion of temporary Bailey bridges during the construction process and the improved SH29/Truman Lane roundabout and walkway/cycleway.

During each construction phase the video highlights the new traffic flow to achieve the least disruption and defined work areas for each stage to ensure safe traffic movement while construction is carried out. Along with the standard length animation, an edited version was also produced for social media as well as 18 high resolution 3D stills showing the various stages to use in presentations and public days.

 
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“The info days were positive with over 300 people attending (which is good considering it was school holidays!). The animation looked great, and people got a lot out of the A0 sized 3D stills from the animation - they loved pouring over the detail. Thank you for making it happen!”
— - CLAIRE PEDERSEN-CROLL: COMMUNICATIONS & STAKEHOLDER MANAGER, NZ TRANSPORT AGENCY, TAURANGA