algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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 Kangaroo.

By making the cables elastic and giving them some pre-tension, the form can be allowed to relax into a position where all cables are in tension and it is stable, then it can be tested or fabricated with much stiffer cables.


btw - For inspiration I'd recommend Kenneth Snelson's website:

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Hi Daniel,

I've got trouble with getting my tensegrity script to work, I'm in rhino 6 with kangaroo 2 and I basically do with zombie, everything worked well until I saved and restarted the script which left no responding ever since and so as rhino seem to get crash, I've attached my file here, could you please take a look at it for me? 

Thank you!

Hi Giancarlo,

Your script is interesting, is it possible to post/share the grasshopper script here?

Hi Daniel,

I've just started working on a tensegrity definition with grasshopper/kangaroo.

Thanks a lot for sharing your work.

I must admit I'm not an expert user so apologies if some of my queries are a bit elementary.

I downloaded your tensegrity demo however I get the following error:

I am using Rhino 6 and have Kangaroo2 installed.

How can I get these components?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.






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