In this blog post, we take you through the creative process of producing a music video in TouchDesigner.
Back in 2018, Elburz put together a popular article covering some useful tricks for TouchDesigner beginners to add to their ever-expanding toolkit.
TouchDesigner Beginner Tricks & Custom Parameters You Should Know (UPDATED 2023)
In this blog post, we’ll explore how to export 3D geometry formats in TouchDesigner, including a quick export method and best practices for optimizing your library. We’ll cover exporting to popular file formats such as FBX and OBJ.
Exporting 3D Geometry in TouchDesigner
One of the most useful features of TouchDesigner that might not be particularly obvious to beginners is its tight integration with Python.
Useful Python Libraries for TouchDesigner Beginners
In this post we’ll take a look at the Delete SOP in TouchDesigner. This operator allows us to selectively remove unwanted geometry components from a geometry object. We will also visit some possible practical uses and basic examples. To continue reading this post, click here.
Delete SOP Tricks in TouchDesigner
Touchdesigner LightSystem（エジソンランプ） TouchDesignerで作る電球型ライトシステムの製作工程を紹介します。
Touchdesigner LightSystem(Edison lamp)
TD Trebuchet TD Trebuchet helps to manage working with multiple versions of TouchDeisgner and solves a common issue in professional TouchDesigner workflows, namely TouchDesigner files are forward compatible but not backward compatible. I developed TD Trebuchet to solve the problem that I was runni
Announcing TD Trebuchet!
Do you want to create stadium visuals, interactive art installations, and multi-story projection mapping projects, but don’t know where to start?
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At The NODE Institute, we've been experimenting with various teaching formats for the past three years.
Weekly Learning With the NODE Institute's Summer Season 23
As a digital creator, you’re likely to have spent plenty of time with your preferred software and, as you may already know, there are numerous actions that can be somewhat tedious when being repeated over and over.
Hotkeys all TouchDesigner Developers Should Know
Exporting images from TouchDesigner can be a somewhat counterintuitive process, perhaps because, most of the time, we tend to think in terms of real-time video content. However, there are great features to be explored and unlocked when trying to tackle still image exporting.
How to Export Images from TouchDesigner Like A Pro
Working with video files is a very common (and sometimes frustrating) part of building projects in TouchDesigner.
Codecs for TouchDesigner, Explained
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Uncloud 2023: General Open Call and Open Call for Residencies
Without a doubt, one of the most inspiring aspects in regards to the TouchDesigner universe is the sense of belonging to an active and powerful community.
Top Community Tools for TouchDesigner
The initial stable release of the 2022 version of TouchDesigner was an exciting one for the community, full of great new features to explore (Vulkan! VSTs!). But the new features didn’t stop with that initial release!
Recent TouchDesigner Updates 2022.31030
One of the most significant thrills when starting your TouchDesigner journey is discovering how effortless it is to access linking capabilities between virtually any modern software and TouchDesigner.
Top 5 TDAbleton Components for Beginners in TouchDesigner
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Particle systems have been a popular topic for TouchDesigner users for a while now, and rightfully so! The simulated physics they can produce generate some amazing visual effects.
Generating Particles with Python in TouchDesigner
A TouchDesigner component for visualizing some mesh attributes commonly used in shading and lighting, such as tangents, normals, bitangents, etc.
A gui tool for downloading and bootstrapping a totally self contained python installation with pip and desired libraries.
Portable Python Bootstrapper (GUI Tool)
Exploring the Capabilities of the Dragon’s Volumetric Immersive Reality in Audiovisual Art Experiences. An installation where the viewer takes on the role of the operator, controlling thousands of LED neurons and transforming the Dragon Volumetric LED Display into an interactive environment ORIGI
ORIGINS 1.0 – A journey into an alternative reality.
In 2021 I started thinking about using the software Touchdesigner to create an open source application which scientists can use for motion design outputs that tickle the senses.
Reactive Science Design
By this point, NVIDIA Maxine has been out for about a year, but TouchDesigner developers sometimes look over its AI features. Maxine has valuable qualities that allow you to do fancy camera tricks without needing a Kinect sensor and does so using GPU-accelerated processes.
NVIDIA Maxine in TouchDesigner
Although jobs under the title “Creative Technologist” (and others which sometimes feature similar descriptions/responsibilities, like “Interactive Developer”) have been around for quite some time, now is one of the most exciting times to forge a career in the industry.
Why Now Is The Best Time To Become A Creative Technologist
Hello everyone, We are back with some TouchEngine and Unreal Engine news to wrap up the year. Starting today, you can head over to GitHub and grab the latest release of the plugin and give it a try with our samples project. What is new ? UE5.1 The big news for this release is UE5.1 support.
TouchEngine For UE 5.1, DX12 support, preliminary Vulkan support, what's next
A few weeks ago we had a look at the Open Sound Control protocol and its capabilities to connect a vast array of software through a myriad of interfaces.One of these interfaces previously mentioned is TouchOSC, and today we are going to put together a basic setup for you to start using it in your To
Basic Setup for TouchOSC and TouchDesigner
WebRTC Many of you have been asking for a simple setup that relies on WebRTC to share TouchDesigner content to a web page since we introduced WebRTC in our 2022.20k series of builds.
Experience WebRTC and the WebRTC Remote Panel with the New WebRTC Remote Panel Web Demo
Immersive design and creative technologist roles require you to know quite a lot about multiple skills. This can feel overwhelming and frustrating for veteran pros and new talent.
6 Core Competencies for Immersive Designers and Creative Technologists
We recently discussed the rise of Virtual Production as one of the most promising fields in terms of audiovisual creation. Without a doubt it’s been a game-changer, and because it’s so deeply technology-driven we could dare to say that its state of the art is ever evolving.
Virtual Production Techniques
It’s been six months since the arrival of the 2022 release of TouchDesigner! This marked a transition that brought together, even more so, the visual and audible worlds within our beloved software.
Best Practices for VSTs in TouchDesigner
This post announces the release of LygiaTD. A native port of Ligya Shader Library. Another one? I know... keep reading for the differences. Kudos to the original developers both Patricio Gonzalez Vivo for the original source and LEITHBA for the original LYGIA FOR TOUCHDESGINER library.
Lygia-TD Release v1.0.0
One of the most sought-after and exciting techniques used by immersive and audiovisual artists nowadays is the ability to connect sonic and visual creations.
Audio Reactivity in TouchDesigner with OSC
Of the techniques available for projection mapping, 3D projection mapping is one of the more interesting and accurate options available. Instead of relying on drawing masks, 3D projection mapping uses a 3D model of the projection surface, a virtual camera and some math to calibrate the projection.
3D Projection Mapping in TouchDesigner
Interaction is the bread-and-butter of countless memorable projects, installations, and even games.