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: on Monday
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:
Hi Daniel,Is there any plan to add utilities in Kangaroo 2, similar as Kangaroo 1?I tried to make some utilities exist in Kangaroo 1 using purely Kangaroo 2 component, for instance, the origami component.Please let me know if I can…Continue
Started by X.Arthur.Ma. Last reply by Arthur Lara on Sunday.
Just a really general question.I am wondering about the pros & cons between Houdini & Kangaroo, since both of them are doing physical simulation. It feels like Houdini these days has been focusing on filming & animation industry, while…Continue
Started by Addin. Last reply by Addin on Sunday.
Hello there, i have a little problem whit Kangaroo.I got Kangaroo Physics 099, and uploaded the user's object, but the software show me only some command located under the utility panel. I use Grasshopper 0.9.0076. Have you some hint or solution?Continue
Started by bbdick. Last reply by ng5 Alex Jul 17.
Hi all,first of all, I am not an advanced user of Kangaroo. However, I am writing a masters thesis on various form-finding methods of tension structures and have also dedicated a chapter to Kangaroo as it has proven very useful for our project.…Continue
Started by Samo P. Last reply by shehzad irani Jul 16.