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Project Kangaroo - Live 3D Physics for Rhino/Grasshopper

Project Kangaroo - Live 3D Physics for Rhino/Grasshopper from Daniel Piker on Vimeo.


Very early tests of my new project - a Physics engine working within Grasshopper and Rhino and allowing real-time interaction.

The intention is that the various types of form-finding and feedback this allows could inform and enable some new ways of designing structures.

It's mainly just particles, springs and gravity for now, but I'll be adding other force types, bending elements, different constraints, feedback options, muscles, etc. as time goes on.

Actual speed is slightly less than shown here, but I'm working on various ways of optimising this.

Big thanks to Giulio Piacentino for his help in getting the live update part of the script working, to Moritz Fleischmann for helpful discussions, and to David Rutten for making it possible.

I'd like to hear anybody's ideas - What might you imagine using this for ? What features would you like to be included ?

I'm developing this independently at the moment - get in touch if you're interested in discussing sponsorship or licensing.

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EDIT 03/04/10 - free beta download now available : kangaroophysics.com

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Comment by jayant khanuja on May 23, 2011 at 4:14am
looks great.. when can we try this ??
Comment by wasin on October 4, 2010 at 11:34am
it s perfect!
Comment by Alpha222 on April 3, 2010 at 10:12pm
Thanks!!
Comment by Daniel Piker on April 3, 2010 at 12:55pm
For now kangaroophysics.com is just a redirect to the google groups site:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/kangaroophysics
Comment by Alpha222 on April 3, 2010 at 12:14pm
I can reach all the website but the http://kangaroophysics.com/ website. Any suggestion?
Comment by Gregory Epps on April 3, 2010 at 6:10am
Hey Dan - well done for releasing this, can't wait to try it... (with developable surfaces of course)
Comment by Bosede on March 27, 2010 at 4:55am
This looks pretty awesome. When can I try this?
Comment by Jacek Jaskólski on March 18, 2010 at 3:36pm
chapeau bas!
Comment by Philipp on March 5, 2010 at 7:32am
Where and when Can we try it?
Comment by Morphocode on January 19, 2010 at 2:42am
looks great! seems like a very powerful tool . keep up the good work :)

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