Face-Tracking Effects Creation with External Python Libraries

Tokyo Developer's Study Weekend vol.025

Face-Tracking Effects Creation with External Python Libraries

Demand for video chat is growing due to #StayHome movement  and remote work recommendations.

By using various face effect applications such as SnapChat, you can realize communication that expresses familiarity and individuality even if you are in front of  the display.

With the official update of TouchDesigner released on April 10, NDI and RTMP can be used in the Non-Commercial version, enabling real-time video distribution to various platforms such as zoom and other browsers.

With this background, TDSW will hold a workshop to create original face effects with TouchDesigner.

Hirokazu Fujioka, the technical director of 1-10, explained the Fare-Tracking System part, based on this content. Then, taking over his system, Satoru Higa, Backspace Productions Inc. will create some face effect samples.

At the end of the workshop, another special guest will be invited to introduce a more unique face effect. .


Make your own original face effect and enjoy video chat life more!


This event will be held online, using zoom webinar.

The zoom link will be sent via Peatix email at 16:00 on April 24th. (JST)



■ Date ※ check your time zone

Aprith 24th, 2020 FRI (JST) 

※ Enter 5 min before the event starts is recomended.

※ Zoom room will open from 30min before the event start.


■ Level

intermediate & Advenced


■ How to Join

By your ticket and you can get invitation link at 16:00 on the day via Peatix mail.

※ Check the settings for receiving emails from Peatix.


■ TimeTable

18:30 - 19:00  zoom link open

19:00 - 19:10  introduction

19:10 - 20:00  workshop / System Part

20:00 - 20:10  break

20:10 -21:00  workshop / System Part

21:00 - 21:10  break

21:10 - 22:00  workshop / Effects Part

22:00 - 22:15  Guest LT ( Ry0 Kanda @Kezzardrix)

22:15 - 22:30  Close

※This is justa a rought standard.

 It may finish earlier or later than expected.



1. System Part / Hirokazu Fuzioka

In combination with face tracking, we share techniques for creating your own video chat system on TouchDesigner.


2. Effects Part / Satoru Higa

I will introduce some sample programs after taking the contents of Mr. Fujioka's workshop!


■ Instructor

Hirokazu Fujioka | Twitter : @foka22ok

1-10 technical director / engineer

I am doing various things such as installation, VR / AR, Web, machine learning, etc.


Satoru Higa | Twitter : @satoruhiga

Born in 1983. Visual Artist / Programmer

Utilizing advanced programming techniques such as real-time 3D graphics and computer vision and experience involved in a wide variety of projects. He is engaged in a wide range of production activities such as installation, stage production, VJing, live performance, and VR works. He is doing various things such as installation, VR / AR, Web, machine learning, etc.

Established Backspace Productions Inc in 2019.