A collection of tutorials to help you get the most out of TouchDesigner, including the new MUTEK 2012 Workshop videos and the new (mostly TouchDesigner 088) TouchDesigner Resonate 2013 Workshop.
There are three tiers of tutorial based on your experience using TouchDesigner.
Tutorials will be marked with one of the following icons:
Some tutorials in Japaneses are here: TouchDesigner Japan
An Introduction to TouchDesigner
These tutorials are aimed at users new to TouchDesigner.
First Things To Know about TouchDesigner
We recommend you get started with this tutorial first. You can read the full tutorial here and there are 3 accompanying videos below that will show you how to get around the interface and give you an overview of TouchDesigner concepts.
Shows you how to get around the interface and find all the tools at your disposal.
A brief introduction to the different operator families in TouchDesigner.
Task Oriented Tutorials
These tutorials teach TouchDesigner concepts by accomplishing certain project-based tasks. They are intended for beginners.
Introduction to the Operators
An introduction to TouchDesigner's Operator families
Using The Web DAT and XML DAT
The Animation Editor
A brief introduction to the Animation Editor and keyframe animation in TouchDesigner.
Shows how to use CHOPs for input, output, and filtering of audio. The audio information is then mapped onto geometry to visualize the audio waveform.
Sweet 16 Operators
This series of videos gives an overview of the Sweet 16 OPs.
MUTEK 2012 Workshop
Six hours of video in 18 parts from the TouchDesigner MUTEK 2012 Workshop led by Steve Mason of Obscura Digital. The workshop's focus was on the practicalities of production, designed for people at the beginner level who want to make TouchDesigner their professional production tool.
...In About 5 Minutes
This series of tutorials show you how to make something in TouchDesigner in about 5 minutes!
The first 3 videos are a sequence of "smiley face" tutorials. In Part 1 you will create a warping smiley face, in Part 2 you will add animation using OSC and an iPhone/iPod, and in Part 3 learn how to use geometry instancing on the GPU to make an army of smiley faces!
The next 2 videos focus on working with imported geometry. In Part 4 the mask geometry is imported and a material and texture are applied, in Part 5 3D lighting is used to add augmented reality effects to the mask projection.
Using External Devices With TouchDesigner
Using an iPhone with Touchdesigner
This video show you how to connect an iPhone, iPod, or iPad to TouchDesigner through OSC. The iOS app TouchOSC is used in this tutorial but any OSC capable application can communicate with TouchDesigner using these techniques.
Using a Lemur with TouchDesigner
Shows how to connect a Lemur to TouchDesigner. Create a custom Lemur UI and send controller data to TouchDesigner via OSC.
Ways to Generate Triggers and Cause Actions
Shows a variety of ways to create event triggers in TouchDesigner. Discusses how to create triggers using CHOPs, control panels, and scripts. Also includes sections on controlling movie playback with timing curves and triggers.
An in-depth look at CHOP sample ranges and CHOPs most powerful feature, Time Slicing!
Rendering Techniques and Effects
Create a tilt shift effect in TOPs.
Create a polyscope effect.
Explains the concept of pixel overdraw and how to optimize your rendering to optimize it in TouchDesigner.
Working with Images
Sorting Images by Hue
Build a network that allows you add images using Drag-and-Drop and have those images sorted by their hue.
Create an app that searches the web and returns image results into a smooth-scrolling gallery.
Working with Audio
Visualizing and Animating a Spectral Waveform
Create a spectral waveform that is driven by live audio input.
The Scanline Effect
The Scanline Effect
Create a scanline effect.
Adding a User Interface to the Scanline Effect
Add a user interface to the scanline effect build in the previous video. The interface give the user realtime control over the effect.
Apps, Tools, and Toys
Create a text effect that slowly reveals text onto the screen.
A walkthrough of the Push-Pins component from TouchDesigner's Palette.
Create an app that lets you block out parts of an image using a few different methods.
Makes Buddha disintegrate, sounds a reminder tone, then re-integrates buddha back to the material plane for another reminder tone, just in time to get back to work.
DeepForest Color Pairs
Touch Tips are short articles that describe how to accomplish common tasks in TouchDesigner.
Legacy TouchDesigner Tutorials
These tutorials were done in earlier editions of TouchDesigner069. While many changes have been made to the user interface, the concepts and techniques in these tutorials are still applicable.
Pages in category "Tutorials"
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