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: 23 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:
The main source of example files for the latest version is here:
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:
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 sandra 23 hours ago.
Hi, I installed Kangaroo 2.42 (Current version) which is the latest version.The "Anchor" component in my computer doesn't work, but the "Anchor" component from my friend works.I don't know the difference between my anchor and my friend's anchor.I…Continue
Started by Hiroo Maruyama yesterday.
Hi, firstly and once again, thank you for this awesome toolset, really really amazing.I am wondering if there is any way to use kangaroo as a flattened part optimiser for non develop able surface meshes?So for example, a complex organic curved…Continue
Started by Andrew Wood on Thursday.
Over the last year it has been great to see an increasing number of people start to script their own custom goals for Kangaroo2.To help with this I have just open sourced most of the code for the actual goals that are included as components in the…Continue
Started by Daniel Piker. Last reply by Ludovic Regnault on Wednesday.
Hi! I'm trying to approximate erosion by dropping particles on a spring mesh surface with very plastic springs. The particles should deform the mesh as they slide down the surface. Is there a way to deform a mesh in this manner? Do I need to use…Continue
Started by Oliver Bucklin. Last reply by Ralph Spencer Steenblik on Wednesday.
Hello,I was trying to create a cushion out of a curved, flat, vertical surface without much success. I combed through many discussions surrounding Kangaroo and was able to salvage some components from different definitions. However, the end result…Continue
Started by Hien Nguyen. Last reply by shehzad irani Apr 12.