I came to Touchdesigner from timeline-based video editing in programs like iMovie, Adobe Premiere and Davinci Resolve. For a few years I also built patches in Magic Music Visualizer. I was always frustrated by the UI of iMovie and similar programs.
Broken mirror and distorted lenses effect with camera displacement trick. Made in TouchDesigner with basic level GLSL code, so no previous GLSL knowledge is required.
One of the things I see often lacking in TouchDesigner work is natural camera movements. To be honest, I rarely see ANY camera movement! Lots of times this works, but many times, a ton of interest and depth can be added to a piece of work by adding camera motion.
About this Course Touchdesigner is a powerful tool to create interactive media performances and installations. However, some popular rendering techniques like volumetric lights have been impossible to achieve out of the box.And that hasn’t changed.
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!
Hey! I hope you spent some time experimenting with ideas from first part, achieve something interesting results and have motivation to dive deeper into the same topic.
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.