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: 14 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:
I want to make a model of a twisted cylinder.Saw this video on vimeo and thought maybe Kangeroo would give me a possibility to make it digitally…Continue
Started by Jesper Thøger Christensen. Last reply by federico giacomarra yesterday.
Hi All,Not sure if this is the best place to post this as I don't know where the problem lies but using Kangaroo 2 with RhinoWIP and the GrasshopperWIP causes some serious issues with display.Rotating, zooming, panning the viewport works but with a…Continue
Started by Guido Maciocci on Thursday.
Minor point but didn't want to get it confused with installation issues so I started a new discussion...Was clicking trough the example files and "RigidBody.gh" flagged up "removeDuplicatePts" as being from v0.099.That's kind of a biggie. Is it…Continue
Started by taz. Last reply by taz on Wednesday.
Hey Guys,I was looking at the Catenary example and was wondering how we could built from the output (polylines), surfaces (like 4 pt surface)... since the points are all crazy sorted.Cheers…Continue
Started by Rodolfo de Albuquerque Torres. Last reply by Rodolfo de Albuquerque Torres on Wednesday.