On Saturday, we held the first ever Interactive & Immersive Championship. It was a blast. Wowwowowow. We had 29 talented TouchDesigner developers from all over the world competing across two different 1-hour challenges for their chance to show the world their work and win tons of prizes.
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.
Experiential Design outfit Volvox Labs' magnificent Tessellated Tetra Sculpture is a meandering kinetic installation spanning nearly 100 ft with 300 individual computer-driven motors, and 150 programmed LED lights.
TouchDesigner is a unique platform because there are so many ways to do any one thing. Not only that but there are tons of tricks-of-the-trade that developers learn along the way.
Time in TouchDesigner is a strange thing. Especially when it comes to the context of building projects that have time-based triggers or actions or scripts. Do you lock things to the timeline? Do you run Python scripts on delay? Do you lean into Timer CHOP? This is precisely the problem!