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Interoperability

The devices, protocols and software tools that TouchDesigner interfaces to, via native Operators and Palette components.

TouchDesigner supports a wide range of devices, protocols and external tools that interface via their respective Operators, Palette components, and TouchDesigner Python methods, also known collectively as Interops.

Video Capture and Output Cards

Blackmagic | Bluefish | AJA | Datapath | Point Grey | Windows Media Foundation - HD-SDI 3G, 12G, 4K, 8K

IP Cameras

see Video Device In

Movie File Codecs

Many of the codecs supported by FFmpeg | HAP | HAP Q | Cineform | H.265 H.264 | .exr |

Video Streaming

Syphon and Spout | H.264 Streaming | Newtek NDI with audio |

DMX-Based Protocols

DMX | Art-Net | sACN | FTDI |

Audio

ASIO | DirectSound | macOS Core Audio | Dante | MP3 AIFF WAV | LTC TimeCode |

Ableton

Ableton Link | TDAbleton |

Environment Scanners and Tracking

Hokuyo Scanner | Kinect | Kinect Azure (Experimental) | RealSense | Leap Motion | Leuze ROD4 | NatNet OptiTrack | BlackTrax | Ouster LIDAR (Experimental) | PosiStageNet | ZED Camera | Stype |

Graphics Languages

GLSL | Compute Shaders | OpenGL | CUDA | C++ |

Network Protocols

OSC | TCP/IP | UDP | UDT |

Materials and Renderers

Substance Designer | Notch

Virtual Reality

OpenVR | Vive | Oculus Rift | OpenVR Audio |

3D Scene Data

FBX | Alembic | Pixar USD |

Physics and Dynamics

Bullet Rigid Body Dynamics | NVIDIA FLow |

Web Browser and Tools

Chromium/CEF Browser | WebSockets |

Projection Mapping Calibration

Vioso | Scalable Displays | kantanMapper | camSchnappr | projectorBlend

Python and Files

Python | JSON | XML |

Arduino

Arduino | Firmata | Serial Ports |

Controllers

MIDI | Joystick |

Internet of Things

MQTT IoT |

Multi-Touch

Windows Multi-Touch | TUIO | TouchOSC | ZIG SIM |

Lasers

Laser | EtherDream | Helios DAC |

Open Software Systems

OpenCV | openFrameworks |

Image and Color

Photoshop Live | SVG (TOP and Web Render TOP) | OpenColorIO |

Licensing

CodeMeter USB Dongles |