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Kangaroo is a popular plugin for After Effects that allows users to easily create realistic and dynamic animations involving physics simulations. With Kangaroo, you can simulate the movement and interaction of objects, such as cloth or particles, giving your animations a lifelike and natural feel.
Whether you need to create bouncing balls, flowing fabrics, or even simulate the behavior of a kangaroo jumping, Kangaroo provides the necessary tools and controls to achieve impressive and realistic results. This plugin is widely used by motion graphics designers and visual effects artists to add an extra level of depth and realism to their animations in After Effects.
Features of Kangaroo
- Physics Simulations: Kangaroo enables users to create advanced physics simulations within After Effects. It allows for the simulation of various physical phenomena, such as cloth dynamics, particle systems, and dynamic collisions.
- Realistic Motion: With Kangaroo, you can achieve realistic motion by simulating physical behaviors like gravity, wind forces, and object interactions. This feature is particularly useful for creating natural-looking animations of bouncing, flowing, or colliding objects.
- Dynamics Controls: Kangaroo provides precise control over the dynamics of your animations. Users can adjust parameters such as mass, stiffness, damping, and friction to fine-tune the behavior of simulated objects, resulting in more accurate and desirable animation outcomes.
- Easy Integration: Kangaroo seamlessly integrates into After Effects, making it easy to incorporate physics simulations into your existing projects. It works directly within the After Effects interface, allowing for a streamlined workflow without the need for external software.
- Keyframe Animation: Alongside physics-based simulations, Kangaroo supports keyframe animation, enabling you to combine both dynamic and manual animation techniques. Users can transition seamlessly between keyframed animation and physics simulations, giving them full control over the final result.
- Extensive Presets: Kangaroo includes a rich library of presets, which serve as starting points for creating various types of animations. These presets provide users with a convenient way to quickly set up simulations and experiment with different effects, reducing the time and effort required for animation setup.
- Interactive Controls: Kangaroo offers interactive control panels and handles that allow you to manipulate the simulated objects in real-time. This feature enables artists to refine the animation on the fly, providing an intuitive and interactive workflow.
Kangaroo System requirements
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/10/11
- Processor: Pentium IV and above
- Free hard disk space: 200 MB or more
- After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
Kangaroo Free Download
Kangaroo v1.01 (After Effects WinMac)
- Plugin for Adobe
- Adobe CC 2020 Collection
- Adobe CC 2021 Collection
- Adobe CC 2022 Collection
- Adobe CC 2023 Collection
How to install Kangaroo
- After Effects needs to be installed first
- Download the software and extract it with Winrar
- Copy the
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions
- Or: C:\Program Files\ Adobe\Common\Plug-inS\7.0\MediaCore
- Or: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <Version>\Support Files\Plug-ins
- Or: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects <version>\Support
- ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions
- Or Mac : Applications/Adobe After Effects <version>/Scripts/ScriptUI Panels
- Or use ZXP Installer
- Or readme.txt