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:
This thread contains some troubleshooting tips if you have problems getting it installed and working:
The main source of example files for the latest version is here:
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:
Morning!I'm trying to learn Kangaroo and after many tutorials and videos I decided I want to start creating something simple, not just copying what I see in those vids. So I just want to make a double curvature surface; I've used a square for this…Continue
Started by Joseph Beard. Last reply by Joseph Beard yesterday.
Hello, I have been modelling large scale versions of carbon nanostructures out of reed and 3d printed nodes and am trying to develop a workflow to model these structures using grasshopper/kangaroo. Below are some pictures of the specific…Continue
Started by August Lehrecke. Last reply by Daniel Piker on Friday.
Hi All,I may have missed an update somewhere (tried searching without success), but I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed odd behavior when attempting to move anchor points? In the past, the point would simply move and anything vertex connected…Continue
Started by Nick Bruscia. Last reply by Daniel Piker on Tuesday.
Hi Everyone,thank you for allowing me into the group. Just wondering if there are any good resources/help on clustering type definitions and paper folding definitions? I have the current version of Kangaroo installed.Thank youContinue
Started by Nate Northridge. Last reply by Daniel Piker Feb 9.