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: 10 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:
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 a beginner at Grasshopper and Kangaroo...Can anyone point me to the right direction how to re-create a dream catcher where each line is bend/pulled by the next one. So all lines end up bend and being pulled towards the middle. I…Continue
Started by Aleksandra Wojciak. Last reply by Aleksandra Wojciak 10 hours ago.
Hi geniuses, I'm stuck on a problem for quite a while now. I want to make a realistic net under gravity. I've searched quite a few defs online but I don't seem to find any related to my need.... I've come across the minimal surface / relaxation def…Continue
Started by shuo zhang. Last reply by shuo zhang on Saturday.
Hi all,I'm an advanced Rhino & GH user, but total beginner with Kangaroo. I'm trying to setup a basic hinge that stops when the two halves crash into each other (think of a hinged bracelet). I can make the hinge open/close (although it's…Continue
Started by Declan Halpin on Friday.
Hi guys,I would like to make two models (one with positive Gaussian curvature and one with negative Gaussian curvature). First 2 curves are made were both ends are closed by a line.The surface created from these curves/lines needs to be meshed…Continue
Started by Sebastien de Wit. Last reply by Sebastien de Wit on Friday.
Hello Everyone,I am part of a small design collective experimenting with inflatable structures called pneuhaus. I have been dabbling with Kangaroo 1 for quite some time and am trying to make the jump…Continue
Started by August Lehrecke on Wednesday.