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Kangaroo is a Live Physics engine for interactive simulation, optimization and form-finding directly within Grasshopper.

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Circle packing definition 10 Replies

Here's an example definition showing how to generate a circle packing from an arbitrary triangulation:…Continue

Started by Daniel Piker. Last reply by Alex 20 hours ago.

Flexinol properties

Hi,i keep paying attention about the interesting things people do with interested in simulating flexinol wires.i found its properties here: …Continue

Tags: flexinol, springfromline

Started by Pablo yesterday.

Any idea as to make with kangaroo

Hi all.Help please create big ovals around the red points and small ovals around the green points. As in this image. I try to use the Voronoi diagram, but unfortunately ovals obtained approximately the same size. Between them there is not big…Continue

Started by Alex on Thursday.

wind veil 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I made a wind-facade but somehow the louvre doesn't moves independently. I was wondering if it is possible to make the wind load non-uniform, e.g. generating the wind-load random as various single acting load with arbitrarily…Continue

Tags: wind, kangaroo

Started by Frank. Last reply by Frank Feb 24.

Torsion 2 Replies

Hi all,Has anyone managed to simulate torsion of a bar/spring represented by a curve in Kangaroo?Cheers,JamesContinue

Started by jjsolly. Last reply by jjsolly Feb 18.

rigid panels + spherical hinges 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I am trying to find a way to simulate a pattern made of hexagones and triangles. Since it is not possible to have it foldable as an origami, I have introduced spherical hinges at every mid-point of each edge.I have no idea of how to…Continue

Started by Claudio Campanile. Last reply by Ethan Feb 14.

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Comment by Donnie Brasco 4 hours ago
Comment by M.Elsayed 7 hours ago

Boxes collide in limited space.

I need to make a collision between five boxes in  limited boundaries  with allowance of changing in size and dimensions for each box by 80 percent. Any Ideas or even sample file close to this issue.

Comment by andres obregon on November 4, 2014 at 3:07pm

Question about Kangaroo. It is possible to simulate a balloon filled with water in air, on a horizontal plane , self-weight forces? Thanks ...

Comment by Michael Makris on October 30, 2014 at 2:29pm

Quick question about the "new" Zombie component. How is Zombie Kangaroo different from just using a Sequence component to control Kangaroo Reset?

Comment by S.Sifakis on May 20, 2014 at 1:11pm

Hello Daniel,

I am trying to inflate 4 balloons within a box which itself also inflates. I would like to constraint the balloons inside the box but it is not working. The external surface of the inflatable object collide with the exterior surface of other objects but not the exterior with the interior. Is there something wrong with my definition or there is another way to do it?

Any help on this matter would be really appreciated since it is part of my thesis project!!

Thanks!!!! :)

Comment by Luis García Lara on April 17, 2014 at 9:05am

Hi Daniel,

i'm having an error using KingKong plug-in, this error come from the kangaroo cluster, I think it's for the change of the hinge component in the last update of kangaroo, i'm wondering if someone can share the password for update the cluster?¿ or update the cluster and share again for continue using this nice plug-in?¿


Comment by S.Sifakis on April 17, 2014 at 5:32am


I am trying to create constaint on  an inflattable mesh by using a curve as a spring. I used the mesh collide  component in order to deform the mesh following the curve as a constraint but the mesh doesn't seem to recognize it. I am working on the file that originated from this discussion.
Any help would be appreciated




Comment by Aurea Botelho on April 17, 2014 at 5:23am

I have uploaded Kangaroo and it's not working at all :/

Comment by chaz on February 12, 2014 at 11:56am

hey guys im having a severe problem. I cant find kangaroo anchor points while im using the kangaroo plugin! please help 

Comment by ALI ESLAMI on February 12, 2014 at 4:29am

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