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: 18 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:
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 all,I'm trying to model the bending of a hinge with a certain stiffness.Therefore I use the Bend component in which I can specify the BendStrength of an angle between three points.My question is, what is the physical meaning of the numerical…Continue
Started by Marius. Last reply by Anders Holden Deleuran on Wednesday.
Dear all,just tried to put a woolly path or threads definition together in kangaroo 2 without a pleasing result. Does maybe anybody tweaked something out int hat direction. I'm missing a attraction/repulsion goal. Is there another goal that can…Continue
Started by Christian Schmidts. Last reply by Petras Vestartas on Monday.
Started by Will Stephens. Last reply by Will Stephens Nov 25.
Hi Daniel, I have tried the Origami example file you shared.I noticed, that the folding process is depending on the rest angle which is useful to avoid the penetration when the folding factor up to 1(while 0 develop into a flat paper...). There are…Continue
Started by Jon. Last reply by Jon Nov 23.