Getting Started with TouchDesigner For Beginners

This two-session introductory workshop is for everyone who wants to get started with TouchDesigner.

It will provide an introduction to workflows and techniques for creating real-time visuals and form a foundation of knowledge to enable one to continue exploring and learning TouchDesigner.

Topics covered include an introduction to the user interface and basic work concepts as well as an overview of the various operator families and their particular usage for visual effects, 3D animation and control.


Part 1: Tuesday, June 9 at 5pm - 7pm

Part 2: Thursday, June 11 at 5pm - 7pm

Register here

This workshop is PWYC ($20 suggested donation). Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation.
After registering you will receive an email with a Zoom event link.
Contact for any questions.

Essential Materials:

  • A recent computer with the latest official TouchDesigner installed and keyed (more information on installation and licenses below). If you computer is older please inquire if it will be appropriate for the workshop content.
  • A 2-button mouse (with scroll wheel), or 3-button mouse
  • Please consult the System Requirements to make sure your computer is capable of running TouchDesigner:
  • Zoom account (register for the free account here)

About the Instructor:

Markus Heckmann, a native to Leipzig, Germany is a Technical Director with Derivative where he works on commercial and artistic projects alike spanning major theme park attractions to public video displays, art installations like Carsten Nikolai’s uni series, live visual projects for musicians such as Plastikman or Alva Noto and the development of fully fledged control applications like WhiteVoids KineticLights. Apart from project and development work, Heckmann is active promoting TouchDesigner and teaching its uses in the fields of art and technology to the interested public..


If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy:

We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.
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