TouchDesigner Vol.041 Line animation using ZIG SIM

TDSW will be hosting a TouchDesigner workshop titled Line animation using ZIG SIM
About this Event

We will welcome Ken-ichi KAWAMURA, a Creative Director / Media Artist!


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This event will be held online via the Zoom webinar.

Find "Go to online event page" in order confirmation email via Eventbrite for the Zoom link.

The recording of this event is going to be shared with ticket holders within 5 days after the event.

Don't hesitate to let us know if you register for this event and don't receive any emails from us after the 5 days.



■ Date

28th March 2021 15:00-18:00 UTC+8

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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

日本語 / Japanese


■ Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Nice to have TouchDesigner basic operation skill


■ 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

Check out Peatix if you don't have a payment option here.


■ How to join the Zoom webinar

  • Find "Go to online event page" in order confirmation email via Eventbrite 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 UTC+8

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

17:00 - 17:10 Break

17:10 - 18:00 Workshop

18:00 - 18:10 Update from TDSW

18:10 - 18:20 Close


■ Contents (subject to change)

Using ZIG SIM, we will import the sensor value of the smartphone into Touch Designer and visualize it.

Let's use ZIG SIM & your smarphone to create a visual that draws a line of light in space.

You need to install ZIG SIM (free version) on your smartphone to take the course.

ZIG Simulater:

It is an  application that enables rapid prototype development by using various sensors built into smartphones itself.


■ About the instructor

Ken-ichi KAWAMURA / @kenichikawamura

Dentsu Isobar: Creative Director / Media Artist

After working as an art director and interaction designer, joined Dentsu Isobar.

He is engaged in technology-based creativity like design, technology, and marketing knowledge.

He is involved in video production, system development for business events, distribution systems, workshop instructors, and stage performances at events in Japan.

He have published a TouchDesigner book : 「ビジュアルクリエイターのためのTOUCHDESIGNERバイブル」



■ Requirements

  • A recent computer with the latest official TouchDesigner 099 installed and keyed (more information on installation and licenses here). If your computer is older please inquire if it will be appropriate for the workshop content.
  • 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 099.
  • Zoom account (register for the free account here)
  • Installed ZIG Simulator App on your smartphone :


■ 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.


■ About the 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 2000 attendees in total since April 2018. We deliver exciting after-hours and weekends to creative people focusing on visual programming tools such as TouchDesigner.