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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 Cardsedit

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

IP Camerasedit

see Video Device In

Movie File Codecsedit

Many codecs supported by FFMPEG | H.265 H.264 | HAP and HAP Q | NotchLC | EXR | GoPro Cineform |

Video Streamingedit

Newtek NDI with audio | H.264 and HLS/DASH Streaming | RTMP | Syphon and Spout | RTSP | SRT |

DMX-Based Protocolsedit

DMX | Art-Net | sACN | FTDI |

Audioedit

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

Abletonedit

Ableton Link | TDAbleton |

Environment Scanners and Trackingedit

Kinect Azure | Intel RealSense and Cubemos | Face tracking | WrnchAI | Stype camera tracking | FreeD | Leap Motion | Hokuyo Scanner | Ouster LIDAR | NatNet OptiTrack | Sterolabs ZED tracking camera | BlackTrax | PosiStageNet | Leuze ROD4 | Kinect Classic |

Graphics Languagesedit

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

Materials and Renderersedit

Substance Designer | Notch |

Virtual Realityedit

OpenVR | Vive | Oculus Rift | OpenVR Audio |

3D Scene Dataedit

FBX | Alembic | Pixar USD |

Physics and Dynamicsedit

Bullet Rigid Body Dynamics | NVIDIA FLow | NVIDIA Flex |

Network Protocolsedit

OSC | TCP/IP | UDP | UDT |

Web Browser and Toolsedit

Embedded Chromium/CEF Renderer and Browser | WebSockets | Socketio | Web Server/Web Client |

Projection Mapping Calibrationedit

Vioso | Scalable Displays | kantanMapper | camSchnappr | projectorBlend | stoner | Lens Distortion |

Python and Filesedit

Python | JSON | XML |

Lasersedit

Laser | EtherDream | Helios DAC | Pangolin |

Arduinoedit

Arduino | Firmata | Serial Ports |

Controllersedit

MIDI | Joystick | SpaceMouse |

Internet of Thingsedit

MQTT IoT |

Multi-Touchedit

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

Open Software Systemsedit

OpenCV | openFrameworks | numPy |

Image, Color, Textedit

Photoshop Live | SVG (TOP and Web Render TOP) | OpenColorIO | Slug Font Rendering |

Licensingedit

CodeMeter USB Dongles |