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: 13 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:
Hey!I am trying to do different simulations for a Gridshell with the new kangaroo. I wanted to know how I can input the Rest Length so that the total lath length would remain the same even after the simulation. Also the mesh always takes the shape…Continue
Started by Seeja Sudhakaran 13 hours ago.
I have a not-quite-developable surface, and I want to squash it flat to make a fabric pattern. I thought the way to do this would be to use a strong CoPlanar constraint to make it flat, and springs on each mesh edge to pull them close to their…Continue
Started by Bob Hobbs. Last reply by Bob Hobbs 23 hours ago.
Started by Andrei Raducanu. Last reply by Andrei Raducanu yesterday.
Hi,I was wondering if the function, Line-Line collision, is implemented in Kangaroo2 as a component or not.I wanted to do some collision testing with the ability to use the new Drag component.There is already a RigidBody and 2dCollision, but I want…Continue
Started by Calcen Chan. Last reply by Calcen Chan yesterday.