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: 20 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:
Hello DanielWhen combining "Zombie Solver" and "Rigid Body" In Kangaroo 2, the program does not seem to work properly.Is this a bug?Thanks already for your help,Continue
Started by Shuta T. Last reply by Dylan Slater yesterday.
Has anyone encountered anything like taking 3D geometry and relaxing/flattening it, like the unroll tool but the resulting faces stay together.Similar to how UVW Unwrapping works (Ive attached an example image). In the linked video at 3.20 he…Continue
Started by Matt Marshall. Last reply by Matt Marshall yesterday.
Hi guys,First time poster, so please forgive the long post and/or any poorly explained information.I'm attempting to simulate pressing a mould into an inflated structure produced by Kangaroo. I've attached my gh definition as well as an image of an…Continue
Started by John Doe yesterday.
Hi Daniel,I have noticed that it is not easy to achieve an Equilibrium status after collision between ridigbody. Especiallty when two solid Body are not falling down on the 'ground' but colliding in spaceA GH Definition uploaded.In this case I fixed…Continue
Started by Jon on Saturday.
can someone help me figure out, what is happening here? as soon as I've installed kangaroo, there are errors when grasshopper is loading... I've followed the guidelines during installation (unblocking zip file, Kangaroo2.gha…Continue
Started by paul. Last reply by paul on Friday.