Mesh Relaxation – Kangaroo Tutorial

Daniel piker has posted three tutorials on how to relax mesh using Grasshopper and Kangaroo to simulate tensile structures. Follow them on Vimeo:

Tutorial 1 – Relax an example Mesh


Tutorial 2 – Relax your own mesh


Tutorial 3 – Adding ridge and boundary cables

  1. Hi has anyone tried following this tutorial? I have got to made the script and plugged in my new mesh but the NV (Naked edges tool) doesnt not recognise my boundary edges, (instead it just highlights one point) does anyone know why this might be?


  2. arthurmani said:

    Have you try “welding” the mesh before using naked edge?

  3. Kenneth Lush said:

    Hey, this works excellently except my geometry out to the mesh doesn’t work. I can get particles out but geometry out is an empty output

  4. arthurmani said:

    Hi Kenneth, don’t forget to plug your mesh to the “geometry” input of Kangaroo physics.

  5. Vanessa said:

    tutorial is great. but how do i get the WbEdges component/plugging?

  6. Vanessa said:

    And is there another way to connect the mesh to the spring component if WbEdges is not available?

  7. Vanessa said:

    I figured it out!

  8. alina said:

    I haven’t figured out how to find the mComp decomposed. Do you know where I can find this? I have weaverbird and kangaroo… unless i am missing a plugin or something.

    thank you so much for all your help.

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