algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Demo of the magnetic snaps component in Kangaroo 2.02 (coming soon).
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Comment by Svetlin on March 25, 2016 at 4:01am

Hi to all,

i'm doing some tests with the magnetic snap... and trying to recreate what Daniel did in this video but somehow i can't get similar results. It's almost impossible to attach more than two triangles together and at some points it gets the opposite result... instead of attracting it pushes the volumes away

i've tryed tweaking the settings for the Snap component as well as The Rigid Body Strength but it doesn't bring it any further

Any ideas why is acting like this or how it could be improved ? Thanks a lot


Triangles Magnetic Snap Test

Comment by ANGELOS on April 21, 2015 at 2:27pm

I WILL NEED a touch screen as soon as this feature is running on kangaroo

Comment by Teun Verkerk on April 21, 2015 at 10:34am

Yeah would be very interesting for building virtual ledwork networks. There is no ring magnet (that can rotate around it's axis) yet, is there? ;) 

Comment by Riccardo Majewski on April 20, 2015 at 5:45pm


Comment by Daniel Piker on April 20, 2015 at 12:13pm

Thanks all :)

@Andy Yea, I've had a thing for magnetic construction toys for a while. Strange to think that was 4 years ago now.

@Joris - Indeed, this seems like an ideal application

@Mathias - temporarily turning off all snaps lets you easily correct accidental connections. Also, the snaps have an adjustable range of action, and if this is low and you pull points quickly you can break them apart.

Comment by Mathias Gmachl on April 20, 2015 at 9:24am

Great work! Would it be possible to also split things open or un-snap them?

Comment by Joris Hoogeboom on April 20, 2015 at 3:56am

very interesting! we can use this for virtually assembling our folded sheet 3d shapes :)

Comment by Andy Payne on April 19, 2015 at 6:21pm

That's great.  Looks like the physical models you were building at Smart Geometry in Copenhagen.

Comment by Anders Holden Deleuran on April 19, 2015 at 10:41am

Daniel if you keep winning the internet so hard you might actually break it! Also, in Denmark this is what we call snaps (wink wink, nudge nudge): 

Comment by Charles C Vincent on April 19, 2015 at 10:28am






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