algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Kangaroo is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, optimization and form-finding directly within Grasshopper.
Read about the new release here
The Discussion Forum below is the best place to ask any questions about using Kangaroo.
(Please avoid posting questions on the Comment Wall, as it does not allow organization of replies)
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You can read an introduction to the ideas behind Kangaroo here:
Kangaroo2 is now available for testing (see full announcement here). Please bear in mind this is still a work-in-progress, and features are still subject to change.
You can download it from here:
The 2.0 download includes a first draft of the manual and a collection of example files.
This thread contains some troubleshooting tips if you have problems getting it installed and working:
Some further example files for version 2.0 can be found here:
with more to follow - if there is some particular feature you would like more examples of information on please ask there.
The Kangaroo2 solver library is now separate from the Grasshopper components, and can also be referenced and used in scripts, either in the GH VB/C#/Python components, or in RhinoScript/PythonScript in Rhino. Questions about these can also be posted on:
Kangaroo2 is a complete rewrite, and the main solver/goal/force components are not cross-compatible with the previous version. However, you can keep both versions installed together allowing older definitions to be opened, and for now this is recommended, as there are also several utility and mesh processing functions relevant to both versions.
While v2 introduces many new features and improvements, not all the features from the old version currently have equivalents in the new version, but the plan is to add them all over time.
The links below are for the old version. More documentation and videos for the new version to appear soon.
example files(for version 0.099):
manual(for version 0.099):
getting started video:
Some more tutorial videos from EXLAB:
Hello all, I am trying to model the mechanics of an umbrella, I was wondering if anyone could point me to a similar example, or give me an idea as to how I could build this, or a mechanism based on the same principals (fixed pivot points) …Continue
Started by Charles Aweida. Last reply by jeroenvanlith1 on Wednesday.
Hi Everyone,I am new to kangaroo , I am looking for a definition that can simulate particle flow. the particles have to be in a specific size and weight, and the flow should simulate wind at different speed and in relation to surfaces.The idea is…Continue
Started by Shim. Last reply by Art Agent on Monday.
Started by Daniel Piker. Last reply by frank on Monday.
Hi there,Just wondering if anyone can help with what this component is. New to grasshopper/kangaroo, and trying to piece together a fabric drop definition from a tutorial that is not in English. Thanks,RickContinue
Started by Richard Turner. Last reply by Richard Turner on Sunday.