Join Chris Reilly for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring Kangaroo basics, part of Grasshopper Essential Training.
- [Instructor] The whole reason we'd want…to use Kangaroo in one of our Grasshopper definitions…is to help us simulate physical forces and interactions.…And maybe we'd want to do something…like test out a structural design for a building…or for a mechanical part we're planning to fabricate.…So, with that in mind, in this video we'll walk…through some of the basic structures…that we'll see when using Kangaroo version two.…So, I've got a new blank Rhino file open,…a new blank Grasshopper definition.…I'm just going to jump under the Kangaroo tab here,…and let's look under the Main menu.…So here I'm looking for the solver component.…
Pretty much the heart of any Kangaroo definition…is the solver component.…And I can see there's a couple different variations here.…I have BouncySolver, regular solver,…StepSolver, and so on.…Most of the time, you'll be using just the solver component.…In this video, let's use the BouncySolver.…And that one is going to just help us…visually see a little bit more clearly…how Kangaroo is doing its thing.…
By the end of the course, you'll see how even basic literacy in Grasshopper can be applied to developing projects for art, manufacturing, architecture, and design.
- Working with algorithms
- Modeling a base profile
- Extruding elements
- Finishing an algorithm
- Planning for mass production
- Customizing Grasshopper
- Scripting with Python and Visual Basic .NET
- Modeling data with Ladybug
- Creating a tiling grid
- Tiling 3D objects
- Using reflection symmetry and mirroring to repeat tile
- Tessellating tile in any direction
Skill Level Beginner
1. Algorithmic Thinking
2. Modeling a Musical Instrument
3. Customizing Grasshopper
4. Modeling Climate Data with Ladybug
5. Tiling and Tessalation
6. Simulation and Form-Finding with Kangaroo
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