Intro to Generative Visuals in TouchDesigner: Creative Uses of Feedback For Beginners

Join us for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to create stunning visuals using feedback techniques in TouchDesigner. Perfect for beginners, this in-person workshop will guide you through the process of making beautiful abstract patterns and fluid-like systems, moving beyond the typical repeating trails.

You'll explore various feedback systems, from simple motion blur and trailing effects to more complex emergent systems. TouchDesigner's easy-to-use, node-based interface and built-in texture tools make it the ideal platform for experimenting with these exciting visual effects.


Course Logistics

Dates: Monday, July 15, 2024

Times: 6–9PM PST

Cost: $110 for a one-day, three-hour long workshopWe also offer Diversity Scholarships. Apply by July 8, 2024.

Experience Level: Beginner


Course Materials:

A laptop (Mac or PC) AND the power supply — TouchDesigner can drain your battery pretty fast!

- Free non-commercial license for TouchDesigner. Available by signing up for an account at

- A three button mouse is highly recommended — the TouchDesigner interface is specifically designed to be used with a three button mouse with a scroll wheel. Laptop track pads will work in a pinch, but you’ll be much happier with an actual mouse.


Course Outline

- Setting up feedback loops with TOPs

- Modifying feedback signals for various outcomes

- Using more complex operators to create emergent systems


Additional Information:

No Refunds or Exchanges.

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- Contact with any questions.



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