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!
Over the past few Twitch streams, we've been working on building control panels for TouchDesigner using Node-red. This has been an interesting and exciting set of experiments for a lot of reasons.
Algorithmically controlled immersive installations, projections on skyscrapers generated by social-media APIs, performances mixing images and sounds of audiences in real time—more and more, real-world relationships between media and data are expanding the palette of digital creation.
The Touchdesigner Roundtable Berlin is a meeting point for creatives and developers that work with the visual development platform TouchDesigner099 as well as everybody that is curious about the world of interactive media art and the people behind it. How does it work?
Who would have ever thought I'd be writing about how Skype might be a great option as a tool in our industry? Honestly, not me! But it happened. Microsoft added a pretty incredible feature to Skype that changes the game as far as I'm concerned.