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: 15 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!I have used kangaroo 0099 for form finding a semi-dome composed of voronoi patterns. The components I used were: Springs, Pressure, UForce and CurvePull. I was wondering if I can do the same with Kangaroo 2? I read the release notes but i…Continue
Started by Andy L.. Last reply by William Carroll 15 hours ago.
Hi! I am trying to collide two curves like in the image. Step three is to search for the smallest area with galapagos. Is it possible to combine kangaroo and galapagos? Thanks! Continue
Started by Harri Humppi. Last reply by Daniel Piker yesterday.
Hi All, I have a problem with a surface I'm designing (see screenshot attached). Since the surface height changes, the height subdivisions (V coordinate) of the diamonds make the diamonds irregular.I want the diamonds to be as similar as possible in…Continue
Started by Juan Camps. Last reply by Juan Camps yesterday.
Hello, I'm wanting to experiment with springs in kangaroo. The manual happens to briefly discuss this, and even mentions Hook's law.So, where are the spring components?This should be more straight forward.Continue
Started by Erik Lander. Last reply by Art Agent yesterday.
Hello EveryoneI'm trying to run a simple simulation on several identical triangle, they all have to grow or shrink depend on scale factor of one triangle and not overlapping each other. something like paper folding but just in 2D format. could…Continue
Started by maysam on Friday.