Phase 7. Running and exploring
This is the final phase of the
more animation elements
can add some background for the agents animation with the help of the
presentation shape Rectangle.
Double-click Rectangle in
to enable the drawing mode. Then, click in the graphical editor
drag the rectangle without releasing the mouse button until it takes
to the properties section Appearance and
select the texture Grass as Fill color and No color for Line.
Mind the ZandZ-Height properties.
For instance, if Z-Height is
set to 10,
you can set Z to -10,
otherwise other animation
figures will "drown" in this background because the surface they are
moving on is 0 level.
since the rectangle is the latest shape added on this graphical editor,
it is displayed over our agents's animation
the rectangle areaand
select Order > Send to back.
can also right-click the MC animation
figure hangar here
and select Order > Bring to
"hide" the transport
order to enable 3D animation, open the Presentation palette
and drag 3D Window from
there into the
graphical editor. Then you can configure its Properties:
resize or change color.
Run the model
- Run the model.
When you create a 3D window, AnyLogic adds a view area
that allows you to easily navigate to the 3D view at runtime. To switch
to this 3D view while the model is running, open the developer panel
by clicking the Developer
in the right corner of the control panel.
In the developer panel, expand the select view area to navigate
list and select [window3d]
from the list.
through the 3D scene using the commands described below:
mouse like described here
Press the left mouse button in the 3D view and hold the mouse
2. Move the mouse in the required direction.
Press Alt key
(Mac OS: Option key)
and hold it pressed.
2. Click in the 3D scene window and, while holding Alt and
the left mouse button down,
3. Move the mouse in the required rotation direction.
in/out the scene
Scroll the mouse wheel in the
3D window away from / towards you.
model in several ways: Pause or Stop
the execution, Speed
up or Slow down .
- You can also
the individual agents. In the developer panel,
expand the select agent to dive in
list and select turbines
from the list. In the square brackets you see the number of agents
living in this population.
Having selected this item in the list, you will see the diagram of the
first agent of the turbines population. You can navigate to any other
agent of this population by entering the index of the required agent in
the control to the right. In this way you can explore
and observe any agent in the model.
As you can see, trucks and helicopters park exactly at the
turbine location, making the animation a bit weird. To improve this
point, you can slightly shift the turbine animation from the turbine's
logical location. To do this, open the Turbine
diagram and slightly move the turbine's animation shape up (e.g. place
the blades along the X-axis). If you run the model now, the animation
will look perfect.
We have completed the model creation. Now it's up to you to
add some analytics and probably perform the optimization
Finishing the Transport logic