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 Daniel,We're currently working on a project simulating crumpling paper. We've got a basic simulation working, but we're struggling to model buckling in the paper using Kangaroo 2, in particular the sharp creases and vertices which form in the…Continue
Started by Wenray Wang yesterday.
Hi all,Can you help me,PleaseI am working to optimize the number of panel types on a given free form surface while at the same time trying to keep the initial shape of the input surface as much as possible and also I want all of them flat. How can I…Continue
Started by Hengameh Najm on Saturday.
Good morning everyone!My dissertation is focused on a material system based on interlocking blocks able to provide safety in case of earthquake.Several small physical tests have been carried out on a shaking table, with concrete cast blocks (simple…Continue
Started by Lorenzo Franceschini Jul 23.
Hej guys, I am new in this forum. So, if I have not found an already provided solution to my problem, don’t judge me wrong. I hope you can help me:I created the model you find attached to this post. What I want to do is to simulate different kinds…Continue
Started by Daniel Fischer. Last reply by Daniel Fischer Jul 22.