algorithmic modeling for Rhino




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Video: Robots in 60 Seconds

Simple and Intuitive Robotic Simulation

  • Create simulations from just three Godzilla components and a sequence of planes
  • Build definitions with standard Grasshopper tools
  • All the features you need for robotic simulation
  • All the features you need for real world robot control
  • Built by RoboFold – leaders in creative robotic development

How do I control how the robot moves?

The robot follows a sequence of planes, so you need to:

  • Obtain planes from Rhino geometry e.g. lines, surfaces, meshes
  • Create planes directly using standard GH tools or scripts

Current Features


  • Multiple robots displayed in parallel
  • Visualise actions, clash detection and axis limits
  • Use scripting to create loops with Python or C#

Robots and tools

  • Use, create, import and export robots and tools
  • Share robots and tools with .rob/.too file format.


  • Monitor actions in real time with heads-up display
  • Custom values e.g. on/off, true/false, numerical values, speed, %’s

Clash detection and axis limits

  • Persistently displayed as colour changes on all affected key-frames
  • Dynamically displayed as colour changes on robots


Forthcoming features

  • Multiple tool-state geometry e.g. open/closed grippers
  • Linear rails and rotary tables
  • Multi-threading for faster clash detection
  • Simulate with any computer on your network, then send data to the Raspberry Pi code generator and control robots.
  • Code generation for multiple robots brands: ABB, Universal, Kuka, Staubli etc 


Godzilla: robot simulator

Mechagodzilla: code generator

  • Network license, unlimited users
  • Hosted on a Raspberry Pi connected to the robot and LAN
  • Manages multi robot synchronisation


  • Software, robots, installation and fabrication
  • +44 (0) 20 7737 7760

Location: London
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Discussion Forum

Links to robot meshes 7 Replies

Add your sources for robot meshes in this thread.These can then be used to make your own robots using the Create Robot component.Also, you can export the robot once you have made it; post the .rob…Continue

Started by Gregory Epps. Last reply by Freddy May 23, 2013.

Errors, Bugs and Oversights 1 Reply


Started by Gregory Epps. Last reply by Florent MICHEL May 13, 2013.

Guides 1 Reply

Guides for RoboFold's Godzilla robot simulator.Continue

Started by Gregory Epps. Last reply by Sushant Verma May 3, 2013.

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Comment by Florent MICHEL on June 2, 2014 at 8:08

Hi Rich,

Thanks you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the beta version.

First, a new rendering system of Godzilla robots is under development that will allow you to use all rhino rendering tools.
And we are also testing a new DIY robotic control, using Lynx Motions robots (, this free plugin will be release in a couple of weeks and will allow you to stream data and connect Firefly to it.

So you could start to built your robot, and have more fun.


Comment by Richard Gwilt on May 28, 2014 at 16:12


I've just downloaded the version 2 beta and absolutely love it, having spent the day getting to grips with how it works and how I can apply it to building using robots.

And now for my questions :)

Is there a way of rendering the animation to use as a presentation piece?

And is there any plans on being able to control DIY robotic arms with perhaps an arduino/alternative controller? Possibly a method of doing this would there be a way of linking in the movements into something like Firefly? I'm currently studying at a University without any robotics and would love to make a crude robot arm for experimentation and development of ideas.

Thank you for this amazing release and i've really enjoyed using it so far and excited about the potential!


Comment by Gregory Epps on January 27, 2014 at 8:05

Hi Anna, we haven't written the Kuka post processor yet. We are planning on including this in the future, among the other robot types. Which Kuka do you use? Thanks, Greg

Comment by Anna B on January 26, 2014 at 3:55

Hi! :-) I was wondering, after the simulation, can you get the files in the krc format for KUKA? I found the option in KUKAkrc, but not here apparently.

Thanks and cheers Anna

Comment by Gregory Epps on January 20, 2014 at 5:57

Hi Vangel - Yes it's possible, we will look into this for possible inclusion in our next release. What is the application you are planning; this will help us decide what functions to develop. Greg

Comment by Vangel Kukov on January 19, 2014 at 23:26

Is it possible to create a robot with less axis  or just one like a turning table. I need to simulate a robot and a turning table, working together.

Thank you. 

Comment by Freddy on May 23, 2013 at 9:24

updated video:

Comment by Florent MICHEL on May 13, 2013 at 4:50

Godzilla V1.1 and examples files now available on food4rhino

Comment by Freddy on May 10, 2013 at 7:58

I use floppy disk to store KRL and DAT files and load them to KRC1.

Comment by Gregory Epps on May 10, 2013 at 7:56

Will you get Kuka to do it for you then?


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