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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](http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:279886) and a [small library for converting hue-saturation-value colors to RGB](http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:279951). The 3D vector library comes with some helpful functions for rotating vectors toward other vectors as well as a module for visualizing vector paths.
- Updated the branches to used a simplified version of custom shapes to fix very long render times.
- Fixed a bug where the branch caps weren't rotating properly with twisted branches.
- Added a new "Advanced Settings" tab to expose some of the more finicky parameters. Please note, the advanced settings can produce unprintable geometry!*
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I've been trying for an hour now to create a slender tree similar to the black one shown as the cover image, with no luck. Do you by any chance have the stl that was used to create it, or a list of the settings needed to create a similar tree?
Soon to be leaving thingiverse because of Makerbot's behavior towards open source.
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