algorithmic modeling for Rhino

New circle packing possibilities combining Plankton and (a future release of)Kangaroo.
Plankton (by Will Pearson and myself) allows dynamic changing of mesh connectivity, while some (scriptable!) functions of Kangaroo relax and optimize the geometry.

Shown in order are : variable radii, fixed radii, radius families.

Music : Colossal by CloZee

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Comment by Qui Lam Nguyen on May 2, 2021 at 4:38am

Hi Daniel,

can you please share the latest code for this. I use Rhino 6 und Plankton V.v0.4.2.

in general, I want to fill an arbitrary mesh with variable radii (within a range). The circles shouldn't be overlapped.

Thanks and Best regards,

Lam Nguyen

Comment by Fabrizio De Paolis on June 13, 2017 at 7:03am

Hello Daniel. Are those definition I see in the video available for download?


Comment by Adi on October 14, 2016 at 3:50am

hi Daniel

As shown in the video. i would like to have a set of radii which can be a parameter for circle packing using plankton mesh. Currently the output is circles with a wide range of radii. 

i would really appreciate your help.

Thank you

Comment by navid on November 17, 2014 at 10:55pm

Hi Daniel,

What if we know the radius of each circle from previous analysis on different points.(picture1)

I wanna make a circle packing based on that data. (like picture 2)

Comment by Eric M on January 27, 2014 at 8:42am


Comment by Daniel Piker on January 26, 2014 at 10:27am

Hi Eric,

I shared one script for circle-packing remeshing with Plankton+Kangaroo here:

I'll try and get another version with a more friendly interface for this out soon.

Comment by Eric M on January 25, 2014 at 1:43pm

Is there an update on this?

Comment by Joe on December 26, 2013 at 4:59am

Hi. this look so amazing. is this already possible with the actual kangaroo version ?

Are there already some example about this "realtime-multi-radii-outline-curve-based-circle-packing" i tried alot, but this looks just wow ! Curve-based-2D would be great for the dirst step.





Comment by Tudor Cosmatu on September 19, 2013 at 5:24am

I second that, David! Sweet!

Comment by Tobias Hackbeil on September 19, 2013 at 1:48am

Hi Daniel - very nice idea! is there a solution without kangaroo - only with rhino / grasshopper / t-splines ...; i'm interested for this definition to work for pavè...; 





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