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: yesterday
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 everyone,I am trying to simulate in kangaroo a 3d textile, in attached you can find a picture of this fabric.In particular, I'm trying to obtain the same deformation between real model (img_1085) and modelled one (frontview), but unfortunatly in…Continue
Started by Andrea Zani. Last reply by shehzad irani on Sunday.
Hi,i have a curious problem. There are these objects that hang from the ceiling. with the cables coming at various points. Now i want to determine if they shall be stable and not twist when they are hung from different points.is there someone who…Continue
Started by shehzad irani on Saturday.
Hi everyone,I'm new with kangaroo and I would like to create something like in the picture below. I think It is possible with kangaroo. I also found some definitions on the forum, but I would like to understand well the proceedings. Can anyone…Continue
Started by Simona Viscovo on Friday.
Hello,I am not entirely sure but think the Power Law create an attraction or repulsion between particles - but struggling to understand the difference between this behaviour and assigning a spring with a rest lentght of 0 for attraction or a high…Continue
Started by Arthur Mamou-Mani. Last reply by Arthur Mamou-Mani Jul 15.
Hi Daniel ! (and anyone who can answer my question :)I am currently working on a wooden gridshell definition, and since I needed to keep the output geometry tree structure, I decided to stay with the old version of kangaroo.My question is, can I…Continue
Started by Andreanne Filion Cloutier. Last reply by Andreanne Filion Cloutier Jul 14.