TouchDesigner Vol.034 Interactive Autumn Tree with L-system

Tokyo Developers Study WeekendTouchDesigner Vol.034

Interactive Autumn Tree with L-system


She is back! We will welcome Akiko Yamashita, a projection and lighting artist and former professional dancer who currently works as a technical director at VTProDesign. She will lead another TouchDesigner L-system workshop!


■ Date

17th October 2020 17:00-20:00 PDT | 18th 9:00-12:00 JST

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・We recommend you to join the webinar room at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop.
・We will open the room 30 minutes prior to the event. Please complete testing your computer or device audio before the workshop.

■ Language


■ Level
It is not required but participants are encouraged to take the Procedural Plants with L-system workshop (available now in our Patreon).

■ Registration fees
You will get access to the live stream and recording of the event.
・General live streaming & recording - 2,000 JPY + Service fee
・Student live streaming & recording - 1,000 JPY + Service fee

■ How to join the Zoom webinar
・Find "Watch Stream page" in order confirmation email via Peatix for the Zoom link.
・You will receive sample files via an Eventbrite email 2 hours prior to the event that day.
・Please make sure you can receive an email from

■ Timetable (subject to change) time in PDT

16:30 - 17:00 Open
17:00 - 17:10 Introduction
17:10 - 18:00 Workshop
18:00 - 18:10 Break
18:10 - 19:00 Workshop
19:00 - 19:10 Break
19:10 - 20:00 Workshop
20:00 - 20:10 Update from TDSW
20:10 - 20:20 Close

■ Contents (subject to change)

This workshop will cover creating an interactive Japanese maple tree scene using L-systems.Techniques include instancing, mouse input to change the color of the leaves, using multiple textures and randomizing, adding point attribute with metaball and Magnet SOP, wind like animation, Particle SOP for the falling leaves and land on the water surface, PBR Material workflow, water reflection, importing Megascans 3D rock model, preparing leaf textures.

■ Instructor

Akiko Yamashita | @akikoyamashita3dAkiko Yamashita is a Japanese artist best known for projection mapping and light installations currently based in Los Angeles. Her artworks explore visual illusions with prism inspired full spectrum of colors. She works as a Technical Director at VTProDesign, a full service creative design studio with a focus on the latest technology and techniques in Los Angeles, California. She is a former professional dancer and has 15 years of experience. She enjoys working with music, fashion, and architecture providing solutions to light up the environment. Her light hallway “Portal” won A’Design Silver Awards. Most recent work 'Hana Fubuki' was exhibited in the Main Gallery at Artechouse DC as a part of In Peaks Bloom.Website:

■ Requirements
・A recent computer with the latest official TouchDesigner installed.
・A 2-button mouse with scroll wheel), or 3 button mouse.
・Please consult the System Requirements to make sure your computer is capable of running TouchDesigner and Houdini.

■ Notes
・No refund even if you leave the event earlier.
・The closing times may vary depending on how quickly we make progress.
・Photos, videos, and/or screenshots will be taken at this event. We will possibly share them via our social media accounts.
If you have any questions please contact us.

■ Organizer
TDSW | Tokyo Developers Study Weekend is an organization that runs workshops/events aiming to share techniques and knowledge about digital creativity and networking among creators and manages a community with creative people. We have organized more than 70 events and had more than 4000 attendees in total since April 2018. We deliver exciting after-hours and weekends to creative people focusing on visual programming tools such as TouchDesigner.