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!
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
I was recently on a call where someone was asking me for ballpark estimates on how much it would cost to develop the software and procure the hardware for some interactive & immersive experiences.
Dangers of Ballpark Estimates
Find the usual work video calls a bit dull? Want to achieve a nice filter glow on your zoom work calls? This simple tutorial will demonstrate how to do a glow effect with your webcam input with some simple TOP tricks.
Blur Glow Effect in TouchDesigner
Interaction is the bread-and-butter of countless memorable projects, installations, and even games.
Arduino Uno for TouchDesigner and Immersive Experiences
Have you ever wanted to stream YouTube videos or other video platforms directly into TouchDesigner? Previously this was kind of possible, but the performance of the playback wasn’t anything to write home about and it was technically impossible to do any meaningful audio routing.
Streaming YouTube in TouchDesigner
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
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
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
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
The new Netflix series about Andy Warhol has been exciting many artists about Andy's works and life. This is a great opportunity to be inspired by their work and create generative pieces inside of TouchDesigner.
Look into the Latest DAT Viewer
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!
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
Cache Sometimes, you have some heavy calculations done in a function, like using a getattr method or doing a deep-search for operators.
Python Tips'N'Tricks #5
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
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
A gui tool for downloading and bootstrapping a totally self contained python installation with pip and desired libraries.
Portable Python Bootstrapper (GUI Tool)
A TouchDesigner component for visualizing some mesh attributes commonly used in shading and lighting, such as tangents, normals, bitangents, etc.
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.