After YouTube randomly recommending me a video about an open source visual design system called "tooll3", I knew I need to try making something in it. Unfortunately, building it from sources required heaps of effort at that time, so I decided to try the thing that inspired it -- TouchDesigner.
Getting Started With TouchDesigner is a 4x2-hour wokshop series held online in September - taught by Bileam Tschepe via Musichackspace and supported by Derivative. It's free to attend for anyone curious about learning TouchDesigner.
Over the past week, we've had a blast putting on our joint live stream with the Notch team! We've put together and explained building a virtual game show experience that is controllable through Twitch chat commands.
It can be easy to miss some of the exciting features that get released in TouchDesigner. One of the ones that is really exciting are the dynamic features added to components that allow them to scale easily with other elements of your user interface.
We love making art. That's a fact. But another hidden fact is that most installations will have some form of text in them. Whether the text is artistic or not depends on the project!
While TouchDesigner is a real-time engine, there are tons of use cases where you might want to output video files from your TouchDesigner project.