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I have just posted some more videos and description of Kangaroo - the live physics engine I am developing - on my blog here:
http://spacesymmetrystructure.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/kangaroo/

Thanks for all the great feedback on the last post, any more thoughts and ideas would be very welcome.

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Comment by Muso Fan on December 27, 2010 at 8:48am
cool! i'm searching for it
Comment by Troels Dam Madsen on January 29, 2010 at 8:41am
THIS is what we need!
Comment by Sameer Kumar on January 28, 2010 at 10:09am
Daniel,

From what I can see (haven't seen all the videos yet...), this seems to be a very promising tool. There has been a lack of accessible form-finidng tools for us architects. Maybe this will fill that void. How can I get my hands on Kangaroo? Are you planning some form of open testing phase etc? I would love to try it out.
Comment by Olivier Suire on January 25, 2010 at 1:18pm
Congratulations Daniel !
I see it both as a design tool, and as a reminder about the laws of physics.
Many designs I see on this site seem to ignore them totally :)
Comment by Wieland Schmidt on January 24, 2010 at 8:27am
Daniel - Yes, material stiffness would be the most important to use Kangaroo as a form finder for membranes roofs for example. Great would be also if force density, membrane stresses and cable loads could be made visible. Can you apply surface loads to simulate snow and wind loads?
Comment by Daniel Piker on January 22, 2010 at 5:26am
Thanks guys!

Wieland - what kind of material properties would you want to be able to change ?
Things like Stiffness, Mass, and Natural Lengths are adjustable now, so stuff like stiffer edge cables for membranes are possible. I could also try treating shear and stretch separately for fabrics.
Anything else ?

And Tuan - yeah, I think Evolution + Physics could = something very exciting indeed.
Comment by Tuan N. Tran on January 21, 2010 at 7:49pm
galapagos + kangaroo = ?
Comment by Matteo Lo Prete on January 21, 2010 at 10:35am
That's fantastic! It's a really great thing!
Comment by Vittorio Menna on January 21, 2010 at 7:53am
stunning
Comment by Andrea Graziano on January 21, 2010 at 7:48am
amazing!!!!!
a great work Daniel!

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