TouchDesigner Educational

TouchDesigner Educational and Commercialedit

TouchDesigner Educational and Commercial have identical feature sets, they differ only in their intended use-case.

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Available to students and schools for non-commercial and educational uses only. (Precisely, "You are not receiving money or compensation for your work with TouchDesigner")

Students and school administrators must register for an Educational license and be approved by Derivative before being able to purchase the license. Register Here

See also Educational Setup for more information about setting up TouchDesigner at educational institutions.


A Commercial (or Pro) license is required for any project or work done with TouchDesigner that you receive money or compensation for.

Some examples include a) you are working on a paying project, b) you use TouchDesigner to promote your work to create income, c) you or a team use multiple computers to create parts of a larger commercial project, in all these cases a Commercial license is required for all computers that are used on these projects.

Features Unlockededit

  • image resolution and compositing at any resolution the hardware supports
  • create H.264/H.265 movies in realtime (requires Nvidia GPU)
  • stream textures via RTSP, RTMP, or SRT using the Video Stream Out TOP (requires Nvidia GPU)
  • Up to 2 Notch operators running at 1920x1080 (requires Notch license)
  • LIDAR scanner Ouster TOP
  • laser scanner Leuze ROD4 CHOP
  • all Shared Memory operators
  • send and receive texture to DirectX applications
  • use TouchEngine in other applications
  • option to hide the TouchDesigner splash screen on startup
  • the Commercial license is good for one commercial key for one computer
  • keys can be moved from computer to computer
  • does not include any direct support, forum support only

See also TouchDesigner Pro