We're excited and proud to launch Thingiverse Apps. Learn More about what this means to you.
3D print a forest of unique, customized trees using Thingiverse Customizer. With about a dozen parameters, the Customizable Tree allows you to easily generate all the flora your inner arborist desires.
We just upgraded Customizer to a more recent version of OpenSCAD (2013.06), so we created the Customizable Tree to show off some of the new features. It now supports recursion, or the process of repeating similar shapes, in modules and functions and the scaling parameter for linear extrusions which allows the tree branches to taper.
Additionally, the tree customizer uses a new library we wrote for handling 3D vectors and a small library for converting hue-saturation-value colors to RGB. The 3D vector library comes with some helpful functions for rotating vectors toward other vectors as well as a module for visualizing vector paths.
By default, these will not have extreme overhangs and thus won't need supports. You can turn off that feature with the "Allow All Overhangs" option in Customizer. We've gotten great prints with standard slice settings (.2 mm layer height and 2 shells).
Let us know what kinds of settings you use to print them!
Customizable Tree by thingiverse is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure thingiverse would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!