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:
Hi Daniel and hi all,Short question, debugging issues. I'm modifying a c# custom goal scripting example. I've been writing some lines but I'm completely blind.Inside the custom goal, inside public override void…Continue
Started by enrique soriano. Last reply by enrique soriano 10 hours ago.
Hi everyone,I'm a bit confused with the new Kangaroo, and must still get used to the new "goal" logic I guess.I wanted to do a simple Mesh relaxation as I used to do similarly to this turorial :…Continue
Started by Paul Arsene. Last reply by Will Pearson yesterday.
Been googling on this for a bit to find that most packing problems are concerned with getting as many circles as possible into given shapes.I'd like to do the reverse and pack triangles (polygons) into a circle. I need:- the edges to be the same…Continue
Started by Duncan W. Last reply by taz on Thursday.
Hi allHow is the setup for using kangaroo2 with galapagos (or similar solvers)?until now, I was using the K1 zombie version, which was convenient. Although K2 converges much faster and finish the computation, I would like to reset the solver…Continue
Started by enrique soriano. Last reply by Thomas Perkov on Thursday.