- [Instructor] In this video,…we'll talk about what Kangaroo is.…The Kangaroo plug-in is a live physics engine…for Grasshopper, developed by Daniel Piker.…The Kangaroo solver library and set of components…are used in form finding, physic simulation,…and geometric constraint solving.…Kangaroo's great at simulating physical interactions…to help find complex forms…like tensile and catenary structures,…and could even be extended…to include additional forces like electrostatics.…The kind of structural analysis that Kangaroo…can really help out with when designing things…like buildings or mechanical parts…is traditionally done by engineers…in a separate process from the design.…
What I think makes Kangaroo so amazing is that it lets you,…the designer, have real-time feedback…about the physical constraints and possibilities…of your design.…Now, of course, that doesn't mean Kangaroo…is putting all the engineers out of a job.…It's just doing a much more streamlined version…of what professional structural analysis tools could do.…
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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