medialab.opus111 invite's you to their virtual exhibition.
30 artists prepared their work in the genre of generative graphics, created by a procedural approach with TouchDesigner.
For a better dive, expand the viewport to full screen using the navigation icons on the right side of the screen.
September 22 - 24
TOUCHDESIGNER 203: BUILDING OWN GEOMETRY TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE
Licht.Pfad announces an intensive class for the artists who want to deeply understand the Geometrical pipeline of TouchDesigner and build the Custom Toolset using the Script SOP.
We do a very short theoretical part and bunch of practical topics.
All participants will get the full understanding how the SOPs are working from inside and will own a library of tools for modeling operations as well as good understanding of the Python scripting.
12.09 | 21:00 EDTLive A/V: 22:50 EDTAlicia Hush & Elysha Poirier — Wishing Well
You can check out the virtual show here: https://virtual.mutek.org/en/montreal-2020
Elysha will be doing A/V dance adventure in the DOME with Alicia Hush at the Satosphère's immersive 360° space this Saturday!
A storied veteran of Montréal minimal house, Alicia Hush has unleashed a diverse array of expressively energetic bass-driven grooves on the city's underground clubs over the past six years, with productions that resonate with subtle absurdity and crunchy, deep-fried groove.
Creating a home-base for her whimsical, wobbling frequencies on her Hushlamb label alongside Sarah Lamb, Hush has staked out a reputation in both Toronto and Montréal's independent electronic communities, both independently and in her ongoing collaborative projects: Yes Ma’am, a kinetic live project with Ana+one that graced the MUTEK stage in 2013, and La Moosh, an effortlessly smooth DJ duo with collaborator Zeina.
Meanwhile, Elysha Poirier‘s visual body of work combines analogue and low-fi techniques with live performances and installations, jumping between animation and video, and investigating the world's naturally occurring patterns, and how they can become images. Poirier's visually rich, evocative graphics merge the world of the imaginary and real, dissolving the bounderies between the two.
MUTEK 2020 finds both performers playing to their strengths for Wishing Well, an A/V performance inspired by the aural wonders of the ocean depths. Hush structures a lush underwater soundscape using micro sampling, random sequencing and swelling sub bass, while Elysha’s visuals echo these submerged melodies with blends and folds of sublime refracted light. Together they synthesize their techniques to create a fully immersive journey through groove, sampling, obscurity, and whimsy.
Alicia Hush: Soundcloud
Elysha Poirier: Website
You can check out the virtual show here: https://virtual.mutek.org/en/montreal-2020
Friday, September 11th at 12pm ET, Aristotle Roufanis - winner of the Notch Prize from The Interactive & Immersive Championship joins Elburz Sorkhabi LIVE to dive into the deep end of TouchDesigner. They'll be talking about building virtual performance spaces, designing kinetic lighting sculptures, as well as Aristotle's toolkits involving Unreal, Notch, TouchDesigner, andCables.gl. They'll also be working live in Notch and TouchDesigner building kinetic lighting previz systems!
Watch the conversation and ask questions in chat - live on YouTube tommorrow at noon: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheInteractiveImmersiveHQ/
HUGE congratulations to Patrik Lechner who will be talking about his peer-reviewed paper "ROOM IMPULSE RESPONSE ESTIMATION USING SIGNED DISTANCE FUNCTIONS" tomorrow at 9:50, Vienna time.
Tune in: https://youtu.be/UNgigkiHnaA
The paper is already online here https://dafx2020.mdw.ac.at/proceedings/papers/DAFx2020_paper_10.pdf (TouchDesigner is mentioned in the Results section.)
Patrik tells us the presentation is made with LaTeX and TouchDesigner too, so it will be kind of fancy :)
Entire program/timetable here with Patrik opening the conference!
Yay indeed, TouchDesigner in a peer reviewed publication!
Testpilot Show 01
Join deadmau5's techno fueled counterpart 'testpilot' for a 2hour+ live set of prime cuts and other fine audible meats.
10:00 PM EDT
Ted Pallas is going to be talking with Geoffrey Platt about real-time tools and how they intersect with more traditional design practices on
Ahead of the Curve next week. You will need to register to tune and you can do that here:
UNREAL ENGINE VOL.001 BUILDING UE4 SCENES TO WORK WITH TOUCHDESIGNER
TDSW WILL BE HOSTING AN UNREAL ENGINE WORKSHOP TITLED BUILDING UE4 SCENES TO WORK WITH TOUCHDESIGNER!
About this Event: We will welcome Satoru Higa, a visual artist/programmer from Backspace Productions Inc!
TOUCHDESIGNER + ABLETON LIVE (TDA) FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE with instructors Adrian Lex and Tolch of Qualia (Spanish Language).
A través de la combinación de los programas Ableton Live y Touch Designer, se ejemplificarán distintas formas de generar contenido audiovisual, combinando instrumentos musicales, sensores de movimiento y análisis de señales de audio y MIDI. También se brindarán herramientas para incorporar aspectos expresivos innovadores y experimentar con los nuevos límites del arte y las performances en vivo.
La información de Ableton es asignada a parámetros visuales para generar una reacción audio rítmica, las cuales son activadas por medio de señales de audio, MIDI y OSC.
NKB Workshop 002 // Featuring VITAMIN
Never Knows Better and Creative Code Art are featuring VITAMIN in this workshop, as they teach you how to build an audiovisual interactive digital organism with TouchDesigner.
Time: August 22 // Duration: 1hour
This is a FREE Online event.
Workshop taught by Pablo Alvarez from VITAMIN
NKB Workshop 003 // Featuring INTUS // Español
Never Knows Better and Creative Code Art are featuring INTUS in this workshop.
Time: August 22 // Duration: 2HRS
This is a FREE Online event.
Join us this Friday, August 21st for InSession 6.0 as we are joined by Ginger Leigh aka Synthestruct, contestant and a winner of the HQ challenge when Derivative developers will dig deeper into Ginger's project developed during the competitions.
ON DECK FOR THE DERIVATIVE TEAM:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST AT 14:00 EST
August 08 & 15
Incoming for our socially distant creative community. We are having our first ever Creative Code Visual Art Showcase in the virtual world. 50+ video artists (Artists & Set times up Wednesday), 2 exhibit rooms and 1 workshop classroom accessible in VR and 2D on Sansar. Featuring work and artist workshops by @wearetundra and @Intus.tv
TO ACCESS THE SPACE:Download Sansar to see exhibit in VR and desktop (PC Only): https://www.sansar.com/
Event access on Sansar (January 8th)
For patrons who can't access our exhibit rooms on Sansar, we are live streaming on our Never Knows Better Discord page (Link available on the 8th!)
For any questions on this exhibit contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
TDSW will be hosting a TouchDesigner workshop titled Creative Techniques with Point Clouds and Depth Maps! Interactive Developer Richard Burns will share his vast experience and on how to obtain point clouds and work with those on TouchDesigner. "In this workshop, we’ll look at different methods for obtaining point clouds, how to bring those point clouds into TouchDesigner and different creative ways of working with them. We’ll look into how the free tool CloudCompare can help us process clouds for use in TouchDesigner and we’ll also look at how to work with the Kinect Azures point cloud."
We will be talking to the champs about some of the problems they encountered during the competition and how their already fantastic winning entries might be further optimized. If you watched the event you will know that contestants had only one hour to complete each of the four challenges making for some pretty intense problem solving and designing. Head organizer Elburz Sorkhabi will be with us for a quick chat as well as 1st and 2nd place winners Ori Ben-Shabat and Dylan Roscover. Ginger Leigh the 3rd place winner is unfortunately unable to join us this week but we will aim for a later program.
ON DECK FOR THE DERIVATIVE TEAM:
FRIDAY, JULY 31ST AT 14:00 EST
ONLINE WORKSHOP oriented to provide information and live examples of the digital technological tools currently available to produce audiovisual art generated through programs, controllers and sensors.
Through the combination of the ABLETON LIVE and TOUCHDESIGNER programs, we will exemplify different ways of generating audiovisual content combining musical instruments, motion sensors, and analysis of audio and MIDI signals.
It's an honor to have David as our first guest on the show, he's a bit of a hero to both of us and if you've ever had a conversation with David or watched his presentation What Do We Want to Be (When We Grow Up)? from the Montreal Summit you'll have an idea of what we're talking about. It's RARE for someone producing projects on the scale David is working at to keep the same inquisitive, open mindset as people just starting out in their careers, always exploring new ideas and experimenting with technologies to create high quality and useful work and making great art! David is also at the forefront of exploring Experience Design from a creator's point of view so tune in and see what he's been thinking about!
The Campfire idea came about in the early days of the pandemic when TouchDesigner Community Manager Isabelle thought it would be fun to have casual conversations with community friends in a cozy outdoor environment and Roy of _yfxlab came through to build this enchanting low-poly world 100% in TouchDesigner.
LA : 12:00PM / Toronto : 3:00PM / Europe: 21:00
Don't miss DAY 2 of The Interactive & Immersive Championship Livestream on July 25th at 12pm ET. Needless to say after the first session we cannot wait for Saturday! Also very excited about the guest judges for the 2nd round. Again we have Derivative founder Greg Hermanovic, with the second guest judge none other than electronic music producer and TouchDesigner super nerd deadmau5!! (It's going to be entertaining in many ways.)
Tune in to support our valiant participating community stars and see you all in the chat.
Day 2 streams live this Saturday, July 25th, at 12pm Eastern Time. To watch, go to: twitch.tv/interactiveimmersivehq
Watch here: twitch.tv/interactiveimmersivehq
TDSW will be hosting a TouchDesigner workshop titled Procedural Plants with L-system!
Akiko Yamashita, a projection and lighting artist and former professional dancer who currently works as a technical director at VTProDesign will be teaching how to create beautiful plants with L-system on TouchDesigner!
Check out TDSW's Patreon where you can watch all of their live streaming workshops for $35/month.
This event will be held online via the Zoom webinar.
25th July 2020 17:00-20:00 PDT
25th July 2020 20:00-23:00 EDT
26th July 2020 2:00-5:00 CEST
26th July 2020 9:00-12:00 JST
Tune in to Dance Yer Heart Out: A Fundraiser to Combat Racial Injustice this Saturday where Vincent Theodore Naples aka @drmbt will provide visuals for a modular set by R Beny, streaming at 8pm EST
Vincent says "I'm using TouchDesigner some feedback and light painting techniques driven by MIDI and a touchscreen, the TDMorph preset system and a custom timeline tox to trigger it that I've been tinkering with during quarantine."
The stream begins at 3pm EST on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/vlsc_records
Get Started with Audio-Visual Content
UAL CCI After School Club and Youngjun Chang will be hosting a TD workshop for young people
About this Event
This session will be delivered by Youngjun Chang(@vitakcrete), who is a theatre designer and creative technologist. Youngjun will introduce how to build basic audio-visual content and simple communication in TouchDesigner. This session uncovers how simple pixels and signals found in images and music can be transformed into interactive media performance.
Wed, 14 July 2020
16:00 – 17:00 BST
TDSW IS HOSTING A TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP TITLED INTERACTIVE PARTICLES WITH KAORU!
About this Event
Can you believe it's July now? Half of 2020 has passed already. We will hit 10th online events this time. We choose Particles x Interaction as a theme for this workshop. We will work on interactive particles that we are so familiar with but lots of possibilities.
We will finally welcome Kaoru Tanaka as our first instructor of July! Her generative art always looks attractive on Instagram (@velvet_kaoru) and she is going to share her techniques with particles on TouchDesigner. We can find her style through her artworks and we hope this workshop would help you find your own, too. Don't miss this opportunity!
Derivative is very pleased to be a sponsor of the upcoming "Interactive & Immersive Championship" a live competition for TouchDesigner developers that will be live streamed on Twitch. Think of it as an eSports event where competitors battle their way through 4 arduous skill-testing challenges testing their technical, aesthetic, integration and interactivity proficiencies. BIG prizes to be won including TouchDesigner and Notch licenses, hardware, and more. Competitors will stream their desktops and camera feeds to HQ servers, where it will all come together in an amazing live stream hosted by Matthew Wachter and Elburz Sorkhabi. Lots more info here on how to compete or simply join the fun streaming on Twitch starting July 11th.
Join us July 1st around the fire in the enchanting low-poly great outdoors created 100% in TouchDesigner by Roy Gerritsen (_yfxlab) for the first edition of Community Campfire Chat.
The idea dates back to the early days of the pandemic when TouchDesigner community manager Isabelle Rousset thought it would be fun to have conversations with community friends in a cozy environment during times of isolation.
So finally...!!! tune in on Twitch as we take you behind the scenes and have a chat around the campfire.
LA : 1:30PM / Toronto : 4:30PM / Europe: 22:30PM
Must watch: BACKSPACE Productions Inc. performed this "next level" live streaming event using their new real-time video and CG compositing engine "Chausie" with an equally fantastic live set from Kafuka. Kafuka http://kafuka-music.com.
How they did it: Stype:RedSpy camera tracking with TouchDesigner’s Stype support, and real-time rendering from TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine
TDSW is hosting a TouchDesigner workshop titled Generative Art with Polyhop aka Simon Alexander-Adams!
If you don't know Simon already check out his daily TouchDesigner Instagram goodness (@polyhop) andjoin TDSW to learn the techniques and philosophy behind his art practice!
Into the New Nature is a Solstice Live Stream happening June 20 5:30 PM EDT • 9:30 PM GMT
"Let yourself relax into the Mycelium Network... Prior to lift-off we will show our sonic Mycelium set-up and then fade into reactive TouchDesigner visuals."
An audiovisual performance by And They Built Churches and Georgios Cherouvim.
This act is an online live dialogue. A bi-directional improv work during the quarantine days.
Melodic lines from the Byzantine musical womb and Countertenor vocals will meet with Shamanic voice drones, animal voices and rhythmic patterns. A liturgy about oneness.
The algorithmically generated images evolve and shift between ambiguous shapes and the human form, in an elegant interplay between synthesis, metamorphosis and image decomposition.
Join us for InSession 3.0 Friday, June 12th at 14:00 EST as Derivative’s Eric Bonn gets under the hood with Experience Developer Somil Mehta on NVIDIA Flex techniques & optimizations.If you would like to be one of our lucky participants please send us your networks and fill out the REGISTRATION FORM.
TouchDesigner InSession is a streamed event where up to 3 community members can review their projects and address questions, problems and optimization with Derivative’s staff for up to 30 minutes each.
june 9 & 11
GETTING STARTED WITH TOUCHDESIGNER FOR BEGINNERS an online workshop with Derivative's Markus Heckmann.
June 9th & 11thHosted by InterAccess.
This two-session PWYC introductory workshop is for everyone who wants to get started with TouchDesigner. It will provide an introduction to workflows and techniques for creating real-time visuals and form a foundation of knowledge to enable one to continue exploring and learning TouchDesigner.
Topics covered include an introduction to the user interface and basic work concepts as well as an overview of the various operator families and their particular usage for visual effects, 3D animation and control.
Alpha Moonbase's Rubberduck TouchCast, invites Stephen Bontly on the pilot episode, to dive in ArTe, a UDP controller for the Unreal Engine making heavy use of the TauCeti preset engine! Wednesday 20:00 Berlin time.
TDSW WILL HOST A WORKSHOP FOR TOUCHDESIGNER AND MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES FOR COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE BETWEEN REMOTE-ARTISTS!
Many of machine learning technologies have allowed us to extract various information and generate another image from just an image in recent years because of rapid development of machine learning. With machine learning, there are a lot of possibilities to create next level production even if its remote live performance with only camera streaming.
We will work with Runway ML, the software reducing the barrier to entry for machine learning, and TouchDesigner.
Darine Brito announces TDMorph 2.0 Pre-Release Live StreamDate: 30th May 7pm (GMT+2)Link: https://youtu.be/uyv6LHl9yAw
"For the last months I have been working on improving and expanding the capabilities of TDMorph, moved by the great response and wide adoption that the first release got. I am very happy to say that the new engine is faster, prettier and much more powerful!
In this live stream I will demonstrate all the new things that TDMorph2 can do. Would be great to have you there! Shortly after I will release it free and open source, just like the previous version.
If you don't know what TDMorph is you can read about it here (version 1.1.4): https://derivative.ca/community-post/asset/tdmorph/62253
Poster designed by Studio JaapSmit."
The TouchDesigner Roundtable Berlin is a meeting point for creatives and developers that work with the visual development platform TouchDesigner099 as well as everybody that is curious about the world of interactive media art and the people behind it.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Wieland Hilker aka Jonas Schmitt (Youtube and Facebook Event) and Carlos Serrano (Twitch and Facebook Event) are going to be in the chats and meet with the community. If you have questions or announcements, talk to Carlos and Wieland. They will speak as your delegates in the virtual studio during the Q&A.
PRESENTATIONS: 20.00 Uhr / 8 PM (Berlin time)
There will be 15 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A for each Guest.In between the guests we will enjoy an audiovisual artwork of about 5 mins.GUESTS:
- Ginger Leigh / Synthestruct
- Aurelian Ionus / Paketa12
- The AEJAA Cllective / AEJAA
- Markus Heckmann / Derviative
THE NODE INSTITUTE Presents: TOUCHDESIGNER – A LOVE AFFAIR FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE
Notch is a powerful enviroment to create amazing motion graphics and interactive VFX in realtime, but how can you take this one step further?
Thats’s where TouchDesigner comes in as the perfect partner to create powerful immersive and interactive installations, VR/AR pieces and music driven performances. Together both tools deliver a more complete creator experience. Now you can connect physical programming with lasers, dmx lights and different kinds of sensors to drive the piece the way you really wanted to.
However, both tools require quite expesive licensing to play together, so not many people will be able to click along. That’s why most of the time you can lean back and Carlos Serrano will walk you through his workflow.
In the first part, Carlos will demonstrate how he connects and perfectly combines this two powerful tools in his daily pipeline to deliver final results. He explains how to create different visuals like volumetric fog, millions of particles, fluid and smoke fields without programming a single line of GLSL and how to use the procedural modelling tools.
He explores how to correctly send OSC and MIDI messages from TD to Notch and Spout and NDI signals from Notch to TD. At the end you will learn how to properly export a Notch Block that can be controlled in every aspect inside of TouchDesigner.
The second part will be an extensive Q&A, where Carlos will answer your questions and try out all the things you want to know about this power couple – for you.
MEDIA & MACHINE LEARNING - INTRODUCTORY DISCUSSION WITH ELBURZ SORKHABI AND JARED J. STEINDATE: MAY 25TH, 2020TIME: 10AM PACIFIC / 1PM EASTERN / 5PM UTCREGISTER HERE
Algorithmically controlled immersive installations, projections on skyscrapers generated by social-media APIs, performances mixing images and sounds of audiences in real time—more and more, real-world relationships between media and data are expanding the palette of digital creation. Join Elburz Sorkhabi and Jared J. Stein in this free 1-hour discussion on the process of building immersive, media-enabled experiences with algorithmically driven environments and real-time interaction between people, media, space and machine-learning systems. Time will be reserved at the end for participant questions.
MUTEK SF is bringing MUTEK online with NEXUS Experience. May 23-24 worldwide. Live AV performers on two stages. Digital galleries. Workshops. Film Screenings. Ginger Leigh aka Synthestruct will be exibiting a TouchDesigner work in the gallery throughout the event.
Sign up now: http://nexus.mutek.us
FREE TO JOIN. DONATIONS WELCOME.100% of festival proceeds going directly to the artists.
Join us this Friday May 22 for a scintillating 2nd edition of InSession as Derivative developers tackle projects and questions on the topics of Robots, Ableton, Shader Park, Ray Marching and optimizing on all counts for TouchDesigner.
FEATURED PARTICIPANTS AND PROJECTS
Artist and VTPro Design Director Akiko Yamashita joins with VT’s Robot Music Project which uses a 6-axis robot to drive Ableton’s audio. Aki’s questions include recording audio from Ableton and video from TouchDesigner in sync and collaborating with people on the Ableton side without them having to install TouchDesigner.
Torin Blankensmith and Peter Whidden, developers of Shader Park - an opensource web platform for creating real-time 3D ray-marched graphics using code that is accessible and inclusive for artists, designers, and educators. The session will revolve around Torin’s and Peter’s work on a TouchDesigner component which allows Shader Park code to be used as a generator for GLSL materials. Tune in to find out more about this exciting development!
On deck for the Derivative team:
See you Friday and we look forward to hearing your questions and ideas in the chat!
Tune in to Twenty Twenty Global Thursday 21st for a live set from the incomparable Anna Morgan with a fresh set of TouchDesigner visuals by No Brand aka Brandon Epperson! Brandon tells us "Lots of different techniques in that 30minutes. First half is mostly 2d generative and compositing FX on footage, second half is a lot more geometry iteration and camera flight. First 10 minutes is laser dance stuff I shot before. We also incorporated videos sent to us by dancers from their homes and in one case a footwerk dancer is dancing to his own tune."
Start time 3pm PST with Anna and Brandon at 4pm PST
Licht.Pfad announces a new TouchDesigner workshop for Visual artists who want to stream AV content with brilliant visuals.
This workshop aims to give you the theoretical and technical tools to develop your own Mediaserver and Streaming system with TouchDesigner.
The workshop is for intermediate and video-artists that want to improve their skills and develop the system with easy to use interface in TouchDesigner environment.
There is the basic part of this course starting earlier, so you can join both parts with reduced price.
NDI / SPOUT
Using the DSLR Camera as a Source
Using Smartphone as a Source
Setting up hardware connections
Streaming setup using OBS Studio
Connecting TouchDesigner to OBS
Setting up cameras
Controling TouchDesigner from Ableton
Tune in on YouTube via the link.https://www.publicdisco.ca/digital
Gabriel Pulecio @remembervictoriosa
Luciano Toledo @tolch.av
José Armando Rodriguez @jarmyrdz.
PDT: 18th April 5-10 PM
EDT: 18th April 8 PM - 19th 1 AM
UTC: 19th April 12-5 AM
CEST: 19th April 2-7 AM
JST: 19th April 9 AM - 2 PM
april 13 - May 06
GLSL and Advanced TOP in TouchDesigner
17:00 UTC+28:00 UTC-7 YouTube
Point clouds and photogrammetry with TouchDesigner and MetaShape
Mickey van Olst
LIVE ZOOM CALL
3:00 PM COLOMBIA - ECUADOR
4:00 PM VENEZUELA
5:00 PM ARGENTINA - CHILE
10:00 PM ESPAÑ
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mickey van Olst: Introduction to TouchDesigner