Direct local manipulation

Wheat field with nutrient-poor patch and its development after local fertilizer addition

Wheat field with nutrient-poor patch and its development after local fertilizer addition

There are possibilities to directly manipulate a visualized environmental component at a particular point in time in system development and at specific locations. For that one can interact with the component using the mouse cursor. The environmental system can respond to such manipulations during further development.

In the case depicted here EVO routines have been developed that allow to switch to a special manipulation view of the system where a ‘mouse brush’ can be used to add (paint) environmental factor strength (here fertilizer) to an environmental component (here soil). Custom user interface elements allow changing the size and stroke intensity of the ‘factor brush’.