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Karamba 1.2.2

Instructions for installing Karamba (Rhino Plug-in).

1) Download Karamba. Download link:

Note: You will need to download/install grasshopper before installing Karamba. Grasshopper download link:

Program Files

Karamba Wizard

Choose Trial/Pro/Pro-1-year/Pro-Student

Choose License

Choose "use Imperial Units instead of SI"

Imperial Units

2) Download the Karamba_1_x_x.rhp from :

 and copy it into the Plugins folder of the Rhino 5 installation. This is typically C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 5 (64-bit)\Plug-ins. (check your Rhino installation path)

3) Check that karamba.dll is in the c:\windows directory. If not, copy there. Download:

4) Open Rhino and open the Plug-ins Manager in Rhino Options (Tools/Options/Rhino Options/Plug-ins). Click on Install and select the Karamba_1_x_x.rhp from the Plug-ins Folder.

A window will pop up to initiate the plugin. Select the Network Node and enter you Zoo server name in the Use the following Zoo Server: Select Test Connectivity and another window will pop up to confirm a successful license installation.

Karamba License

License Manager

The Karamba license can simply be loaded by typing karamba each time Rhino loads, but this process can be automated in the Tools/Options/Rhino Options/General. Type Karamba into the Command Lists textbox. The license will then be automatically loaded upon opening Rhino.

If you fail to do this, Karamba will load, but in trial mode not student.

Rhino Options

The Karamba license should now be successfully installed and all functions of the Student version are available. To check this, place a Karamba License component onto the Grasshopper canvas and plug it into a Panel.


Keywords:Karamba, architecture, rhino, plug-in, software   Doc ID:71884
Owner:Hans K.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-03-20 14:50 CDTUpdated:2020-09-08 14:30 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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