TouchDesigner Vol.044 TouchDesigner as an integrated tool in the research scene

Tokyo Developers Study WeekendTouchDesigner Vol.044
TouchDesigner as an integrated tool in the research scene


6th June 2021 15:00-18:20 UTC+9
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日本語 / Japanese



Beginner / Intermediate


Watch this workshop on TDSW YouTube Live

Free to watch this workshop in real-time on the TDSW YouTube channel. With the $20 / month or higher tier, you can watch all the recordings of our regular online workshops including this one.


Timetable (subject to change) time in UTC+9

15:00-18:00 Workshop (incl. 10 mins break x 2)

18:00-18:10 Update from TDSW

18:10-18:20 Close


Contents (subject to change)

In this workshop, by using TouchDesigner as an integration tool for various research projects, you will learn how to build a simple visual experiment, conduct the experiment and record the data, and visualize the data for analysis. In the latter half of the workshop, I will introduce several research projects build with TouchDesigner as an integrated tool.

Session1: building experiment with TouchDesigner

Making study sequence from experiment paradigm
Designing experiment conditions
Building UI for experiment
Recording data
(option) Tips for using TrailCHOP
(option) Monitoring user behavior by mediapipe


Session 2: Analyzing data with TouchDesigner

Reading data files
Visualizing data
Analyzing data with python
(option) Using matplotlib inside TouchDesigner
(option) Estimating parameter of model function.


Session 3: Case Introduction

Workshop follow up
Case Introduction : psychophysical experiment with electro muscle stimulation
Case Introduction : building calibration system for Fragment Shadow
Case Introduction : building physical interaction system
Case Introduction : building exhibition Morphing Identity



Shunichi Kasahara : web / twitter

Researcher, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies. He is leading "Superception" research projects: computational extension of human perception and investigation of the self in human-computer integration. He also conducts interactive exhibitions and social implementation as well as academic activities.



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
We will use YouTube Live for our workshop.
You can watch the live stream for free. If you would like to watch the recording after the distribution ends, please join the TDSW Patreon Membership ($ 20 / month).
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.