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)
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago
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:
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:
Started by David Bachman. Last reply by Tuan N. Tran yesterday.
Hi, I am doing some research for my master degree thesis in structural engineering about form finding and I am new with Grasshopper.I was wondering if it is possible to do form finding with kangaroo and what are the methods in which it is based. I…Continue
Started by Roberto. Last reply by Roberto on Monday.
I somewhere found a file called CollisionsExample.gh and some geometry, when using Rigid Body, well, is not falling:…Continue
Started by Marcus Strube. Last reply by Marcus Strube Feb 16.
Using some of a circle packing script, I have changed the circle to a polygon. The packing is working, but the polygons are not packing very tightly. I believe this is where the spring is involved. Seems like it is referencing the radius of the…Continue
Started by Zach Young Feb 15.