Virtual File System
TouchDesigner's Virtual File system (VFS) allows image, movie, audio, other media and any files to be embedded in a
.toe file. You can open and read them as if they are files in the filesystem. This makes
.toe files more portable if they depend on images or sounds.
Together with the Privacy option (can be set using TouchDesigner Pro only), VFS allows for additional privacy of media built into your TouchDesigner
All Operators that open files, like the Movie In TOP and Audio Stream CHOP understand the VFS syntax. Unlike locking a TOP where the image saved in the
.toe is compressed with LZW, a Movie In TOP that refers to a
.jpeg file in VFS, it remains fully JPEG compressed.
VFS is managed with the
vfs command. Naturally, your
.toe files will be larger, but only by the same size as your standalone media files.
Internal files can be addressed directly with the
vfs: prefix. Example: