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TDAbleton is a tool for linking TouchDesigner tightly with Ableton Live. It offers full access to most everything going on in an Ableton set, both for viewing and setting.

TDAbleton 2.0

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It's a special time of year we look forward to with great anticipation, and after two hybrid/local editions the MUTEK festival of electronic music and digital creativity is back as 'IRL' as it gets for its 23rd edition August 23rd to 28th.

TouchDesigner at MUTEK Montréal 2022

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Scripta Volant II is our Virtual Spray project made entirely with TouchDesigner and with hardware made in close collaboration with & Makers.       See video and more pics at: AM Artist site   The system has just been presented at the 19th edition of the Cuncambiar Festival in San Sperate (CA) or

Scripta Volant II, the virtual spray can

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Do you want a MIDI controller but don’t know what to get or where to start? Look no further! This MIDI guide is just what you’re looking for. The MIDI devices covered are by no means the best MIDI controller out there, but what I use in my toolkit and what I find handy without breaking the bank.

MIDI Device Beginner Guide

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The orange blossom flower was everywhere, with that wind that took it away, and then swathed it back to the blue alleys or derbs as they are called. And when its fragrance came back, as an affirmative response, the answer of a folk melody, I remembered the days of calmness.

Overcoming modern anxiety with TouchDesigner

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Should you use Python or native TouchDesigner operators to perform a task in TouchDesigner? It feels like an eternal question with no clear answer! Some pros say “it doesn’t matter” and some say “operators always!” so which is it?

Python vs TouchDesigner Operators

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HYPERFORM is a monumental laser sculpture installation by brussels artists Antoine Goldschmidt & Colas Fiszman. The installation is formed by 12 light surfaces drawn by more than 250 individual lasers controlled individually.

Monumental Laser Sculpture

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Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned interactive developer, festivals that focus around art and technology can be a great place to catch up on the latest technology, learn cool new skills and techniques, and most importantly, network with people in the industry!

New Media Festivals You Should Know About

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There are a ton of ways that Python is integrated with operators in TouchDesigner. We all have likely referenced channel values, DAT tables, or controlled our operators with Python. As you work on larger projects, the organizational features of Python start to become incredibly useful.

Python Tags in TouchDesigner

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With the new 2022 official release of TouchDesigner, one of the most developer-requested features is the ability to add comments directly into your network. This was previously something you had to do by dropping Text DATs around the project, but it was neither intuitive, clean, nor easy to use.

Comments in TouchDesigner

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With the new 2022 release of TouchDesigner there are a TON of amazing new features that developers and artists are excited to dive into. But as with any new release of this size, it can feel overwhelming on what to dive into first and how to approach some of these new features.

TouchDesigner 2022 Release!

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If you have iPhone 12 or newer, or the IPad Pro 4th generation, you may have heard that there’s LiDAR capability. Now you can do a 3D scan of objects, buildings, or architectural space and import it to software to manipulate in, such as TouchDesigner.

3D Scanning with Apple’s LiDAR

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An often overlooke feature of TouchDesigner is that it can actually host a web server! This feature has flown under the radar for a lot of developers and artists but it gives you an easy way to receive messages from all kinds of other systems.

TouchDesigner Web Servers

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Whether you’re a pro or just getting started on your developer journey, you’re going to have your share of ups and downs. As you conquer more and more challenges, you’ll build up your own list of resources and tools.

Free Developer Resources

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It might sound like yet another “omg new features in the experimental build” post…but it just goes to show you how much new and powerful tools are coming down the pipeline. Not only are there totally new features, there are a lot of quality of life improvements to heavily used workflows.

New Power User Tricks in TouchDesigner

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One of the most exciting new features introduced in the latest experimental version of TouchDesigner is the native support of VST plugins. With so many plugins out there, there’s a vast amount of audio tools that can be experimented with, without having to use any external software!

How to install VSTs for TouchDesigner

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The release of the 2021.38110 experimental build of TouchDesigner in December 2021 brought with it a lot of exciting new features and was the focus of many articles and videos. But the addition of new features didn’t stop there!

TouchDesigner Release Rundown: 2022.21460

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truthness Python does make a lot of asumptioms about objects, and how to interpret them in specific conditions. What is important to know is that checking something in an if-statement, will cast the check value to a boolean.   if my_value: pass #is the same as

Python Tips'N'Tricks #4

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One of the most exciting new features introduced in the latest experimental version of TouchDesigner is the native support of VST plugins. With so many plugins out there, there’s a vast amount of audio tools that can be experimented with, without having to use any external software!

How to install VSTs for TouchDesigner

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https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/639903950     Human AutomatArt at the Aberdeen's Music Hall The Human AutomatArt project was originally due in May 2019 for the Look Again Festival, co-commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts and New Media Scotland‘s Alt/w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland

Human AutomatArt

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It might sound like yet another “omg new features in the experimental build” post…but it just goes to show you how much new and powerful tools are coming down the pipeline. Not only are there totally new features, there are a lot of quality of life improvements to heavily used workflows.

New Power User Tricks in TouchDesigner

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The new experimental release of TouchDesigner now includes DAT syntax highlighting for the TouchDesigner languages python, GLSL, JSON, XML, all inside the DAT Viewer. In addition, there are also options for custom zooming.

Look into the Latest DAT Viewer

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We saw the look in concerts, on Instagram, Tumblr, maybe even pinned it on Pinterest. Now let’s create the glowing Vaporwave look in Notch! This is a beginner-friendly tutorial where we use Raytracing and RT Mirror reflection to create a reflective water effect.

Vaporwave Ocean Frame Tunnel in Notch

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