TouchDesigner Vol.035 Cooking, Optimization, & SceneChanger

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Tokyo Developers Study WeekendTouchDesigner Vol.035
Cooking, Optimization, & SceneChanger


We will welcome Ben Voigt, a Product Manager at Derivative. Don't miss this opportunity to get knowledge and techniques from a developer who creates TouchDesginer itself!

■ Date
8th November 2020 15:00-18:00 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

For Everyone: Perfect for novice and intermediate, and even the pros might learn new tricks.

■ 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

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■ 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.
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■ Timetable (subject to change) time in JST

14:30-15:00 Open
15:00-15:10 Introduction
15:10-16:00 Workshop
16:00-16:10 Break
16:10-17:00 Workshop
16:00-17:10 Break
17:10-18:00 Workshop
18:00-18:10 Update from TDSW
18:10-18:20 Close


■ Contents (subject to change)

This workshop will focus on how to optimize your TouchDesigner projects. Real-time systems require serious effort to optimize, and optimizations to TouchDesigner networks can sometimes result in a performance boost of 2x to 10x!Starting with a detailed discussion of TouchDesigner's cooking process, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to design networks for best performance. Then a look at the tools available for monitoring and optimizing performance will show you how to troubleshoot common performance problems. A case-study will walk through some example files to find ways to improve their performance while maintaining the final result. Finally, an introduction to a base sceneChanger framework will demonstrate how to apply best practices in a larger system you can build on.


■ Instructor

Ben Voigt

Ben Voigt is Product Manager at Derivative where he designs, develops, and deploys TouchDesigner as part of the R&D team. Ben also spends much of his time on education and support to forward people's understanding of TouchDesigner, staying engaged with the community wherever he goes.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.

■ 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.