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: 16 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:
Is there a way I could output a boolean which would tell me if the solver (kangaroo 2) has converged to a solution? I'd like to use it on order to push a result through, similar to how a data dam works, but only once the solver has stopped…Continue
Started by Daniel Christev. Last reply by Soroush Garivani on Saturday.
In response to a recent comment on this video: I'm posting the files here. The same grasshopper definition should work with any collection of struts and cables you draw in Rhino. This sort of thing does seem well suited to exploration in…Continue
Started by Daniel Piker. Last reply by Alexis.Ierides Apr 14.
Dear Daniel, dear all,I am trying to open the file PlanarHex.gh (attached to the message) but there is some problems related to four component that are missing. These components are from Kangaroo 2.1.3 a version that is no more available on "Food…Continue
Started by Angelo Figliola. Last reply by Angelo Figliola Apr 12.
As shown in the above video, I've been playing around with a very basic system for making keyframed animations from Kangaroo simulations.This is still just proof of concept stage - lots of issues to fix before it becomes very usable, but I'm posting…Continue
Started by Daniel Piker. Last reply by Daniel Piker Apr 10.