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Getting Started with TouchDesigner
M1 Interactive
Chicago, IL
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Getting Started with TouchDesigner
San Francisco media artist Mary Franck will be teaching a TouchDesigner workshop at M1 Interactive in Chicago August 26th from 12-6pm.

Price: $140

This 6 hour workshop will teach you how to use TouchDesigner to create real-time 3d effects, video playback and manipulation.

TouchDesigner is a high-level real-time video programming environment, with hardware-accelerated 3d and 2d graphics generation and manipulation tools, flexible data handling, and a plethora of I/O options. It is a powerful tool that lends itself to data visualization, interactive graphics and art pieces, projection mapping, and custom VJ software building.


-Showcase: projects using TouchDesigner.
-Basics: Navigating, modular components, good coding practice.
-Anatomy of a .toe file: in pseudo code and in operators.
-Operators: Different operators are for different data types, with some operators converting between data types.
-Realtime 3D in TouchDesigner
-I/O: Using input from the mouse, microphone, OSC, MIDI and video cameras.
-Brief intro to advanced topics: instancing, scripting, materials, generative techniques.
-Resources: reference, help files, wiki and forum.

Course Materials

All course materials will be provided, but you must bring your own computer with TouchDesigner FTE installed. TouchDesigner is currently only supported on Windows operating systems, but can be used on a Mac via bootcamp. Please see the system requirements:



M1 Interactive (View)
1556 West Carroll
Chicago, IL 60647
United States

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Education > Workshops
Other > Technology

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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