Relieving accumulated strain by cutting.

(A, B) Shape grown similarly to Figure 6 E. The specified growth rate is shown in orange. (D) As for (B) but showing the accumulated residual-strain (blue). Strain is not retained on the left side and is fully retained on the right side (strain retention is controlled through the action of which is only active on the right side). (C, E) The result of turning off growth, making 8 vertical cuts in the mature shape and allowing the shape to re-stabilise.