This post is going to be a little different than usual - normally Matthew does most of the writing for these posts, and then we cross post them on a few sites.
Everyone has had the experience of learning Python and trying to implement their new techniques in TouchDesigner. A common problem that many people have is trying to do while loops in TouchDesigner. A regular while loop is likely to make TouchDesigner crash, which can be a real buzz kill!
How to do a While Loop That Doesn't Crash TouchDesigner
Python in TouchDesigner is a very powerful tool but one that can also be difficult to approach and can introduce performance issues in larger projects. One of our community members asked for tips on this tricky subject overall, when to use Python, and when to avoid it.
Python Optimization and Pro Tips For TouchDesigner
Licht.Pfad announces an intensive class for the Artists who want to deeply understand Geometrical pipeline of TouchDesigner and build the Custom Toolset using the Script SOP. We do a very short teoretical part and bunch of practical topics.
TouchDesigner 203: Building own geometry Tools
Let's get it out of the way: we all wish we could export an executable app from TouchDesigner. While we can't do that now, there are some good techniques we can use to make packaging small projects as we ship them out to customers or move them between different systems.
Packaging up TouchDesigner Projects
Python Tips'N'Tricks #1 Python Tips'N'Tricks #3 Python Tips'N'Tricks #4 PRoperties Properties are a really convinient way of making your extensions much more readable and easier to use. One prime example are parameters.
Python Tips'N'Tricks #2
Touchdesigner already has a nice set of basic operators for building geometry like the SphereSOP or the GridSOP. However there might be use cases where you need to work with custom and adjustable geometry.
Scripting Meshes in Touchdesigner
Easy to use Spout for Python library. automatically define the version of lib it need to use and load based on python version Now it can be used as any python library, just few lines of code Short video about how to use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmI4zwSAajw false Did you find it useful?
Spout For Python Library
We've been having a lot of fun with our new Twitch streams (Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm Toronto!). We get to build interesting tools, learn new techniques, and work with the audience on their questions.