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The new Kangaroo version also includes a new way of using the engine. Instead of the usual 'live' timer/reset combination where you see the animated process as it happens, this solves internally until a specified energy threshold is met and outputs only the final result.
It's not live, but not really dead either, hence: 'Zombie Kangaroo'
Because all the physics looping is kept internal, the component can behave like a regular Grasshopper component, and is much easier to use together with things like Galapagos.
Here is shown a simple example where Galapagos adjusts the weight of a hanging mesh so it is at a certain height after reaching equilibrium

new version available now from the usual place: http://www.food4rhino.com/project/kangaroo

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Comment by Taichi Kuma on November 10, 2014 at 1:38am

Hello. Does anyone try to use zombie kangaroo with Galapagos? I tried to do exactly same thing as what Daniel did in the image. But, it never converge a certain height which is defined in Galapagos and stops. If anyone knows how to solve this, please tell me.

Comment by Michael Makris on October 22, 2014 at 9:28am

How is this difference from using a sequence to control the number of iterations run? Is it just that it's open-ended?

Comment by Anders Holden Deleuran on September 10, 2014 at 6:53am
Comment by Anders Holden Deleuran on September 10, 2014 at 3:40am

As promised, some videos of zombie-roo in action:

https://vimeo.com/105742150
https://vimeo.com/105742433

Good times,
Anders

Comment by Daniel González Abalde on September 7, 2014 at 5:58pm

Booom, gunshot to the head of zombie kangaroo, can be packaged in a cluster! Fantastic Daniel, userObjects with scripts of kangaroo :)

Comment by Nick Tyrer on September 4, 2014 at 11:26am

haha how much thought went into how a kangaroo would walk if it was a zombie? nice icon!

Comment by Christian Schmidts on September 3, 2014 at 4:18pm

i think you succeeded integrating all the parameters in a smooth way. guess will play around with it the next days.. :)

Comment by Anders Holden Deleuran on September 3, 2014 at 10:54am

Excellent release, the zombie-roo was most useful in our latest project up in Aalborg! I'll try to upload some video with some examples to the CITA Vimeo account when I get the chance. On an aside I noticed today that the Plankton shipping with Kangaroo (this one and the previous release) is not the same as the one on GitHub (or at least the GH functionality isn't). Cheers, Anders

Comment by Christian Schmidts on September 3, 2014 at 10:32am

Thank you Daniel!

Comment by Jon on September 3, 2014 at 9:53am

awesome! cant wait to have try!

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