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: yesterday
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:
This thread contains some troubleshooting tips if you have problems getting it installed and working:
The main source of example files for the latest version is here:
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,I know it can seems a weird question but I would like to know where I can study the theoretical principles of Kangaroo planarization.I reckon it is about an energy applied on the faces through Non Linear Programming but I would like to…Continue
Started by Marinella Contestabile yesterday.
Hi everybody,I am starting to investigate inflatable shapes using Kangaroo (pressure component).I am not an expert in mesh creation and that's why I would like to ask a few questions.I had a look at the simple example of a cube. Then, I've tried to…Continue
Started by Radis Oct 6.
Hi all, I have 2 following questions in Kangaroo. Please help me1) I am trying to implement simple tensegrity structure in Kangaroo. I am getting different solution for bouncy solver and regualr solver. Attached my GH file.2) How to define a tension…Continue
Started by new to gh Oct 3.
Hello,I have an estimated polygon of a site area according to some rules and datas that i have. I want to change each length of this polygons segments, while keeping its area contstant as possible. The point is trying to find the polygon with…Continue
Started by Yusuf Reşat Güner Oct 3.
Hi all,I am trying to figure out how the zombie component is working. I only want to obtain the outputs from kangaroo to use it for Galapagos (in the end). I am wondering if it is possible to create a mesh relaxation with the zombie component. I…Continue
Started by Stefan Slangen. Last reply by Dallas Swindle Sep 21.