Recursive Tree example
justvanrossum last edited by justvanrossum
# define a tree function def tree(h, levels): """This function is recursive: it calls itself.""" line((0, 0), (0, h)) # draw a branch if levels <= 1: return # we've drawn all levels, stop # branch into two random angles for angle in [random() * 30, random() * -30]: # use "with savedState()" to keep the transformations local with savedState(): # move the origin to the tip of the branch translate(0, h) rotate(angle) # wibble wobble scale(0.65 + 0.25 * random()) # next branch will be smaller tree(h, levels - 1) # draw another tree at the tip of the branch # set the canvas size size(600, 600) # move the origin to the bottom middle of the canvas, # this is where the base of the tree will be translate(width() / 2, 30) # set some paint properties fill(None) stroke(0) strokeWidth(10) lineCap("round") # draw a tree! tree(100, 10) # be careful with higher level values, it may take forever to complete!
roel last edited by
Fun fact: this script will also be able to draw a beach ball if to tell it to draw branches 25 levels deep!
justvanrossum last edited by
@roel But if you hit command-period frantically enough, it will still terminate!
This is 20 levels deep. It took a while