Knowledge from the Learn TouchDesigner HQ Community

Where’s this knowledge from? As many of you may know, I’ve recently launched a new TouchDesigner educational and coaching resource, the Elburz.io Learn TouchDesigner HQ. I’ve already worked with a bunch of my subscribers to get through some of their TouchDesigner challenges, and a few of them I thought would be useful to share with the community at large. Some are useful tricks, and some are philosophies to approach TouchDesigner with. Without much more, let’s dive in! Select DAT tricks Select DATs can be a bit tricky to navigate even for advanced users. One of my subscribers asked: Is it […]

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The Value of the TouchDesigner Community

What is the TouchDesigner Community? Whether you’re new or a veteran of the TouchDesigner community, you’ve probably heard about the community in one way or another. There’s a good reason for that. I think the TouchDesigner community is one of the best and most interesting professional communities around. Between the constant support, sharing, friendships, and amazing collaborations that grow out of our community, it’s hard to not love it. So today I wanted to highlight a few different elements of the community and why it’s important to so many people. An awesome learning resource One of the things you’ll realize […]

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Forecasting a TouchDesigner Project’s Length

Why is forecasting a project’s length hard? After years of experience, forecasting a TouchDesigner project’s length is still hard. It always will be. It’s the nature of the beast. The nature of being on the generally cutting-edge of media technology and trying to use the latest-and-greatest gear and techniques. Sometimes you’ll miscalculate how long something takes (almost always you’ll underestimate!). With that said there are a bunch of steps you can take to hone in your forecasting skills, which are important for doing project specification, figuring out which jobs are worth doing (financially), and just making sure you don’t piss […]

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The ways to get TouchDesigner gigs they don’t tell you

How to get TouchDesigner gigs I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a sensationalist title, and I also don’t know who “they” is! I guess they could be education system or community forums or peers. But let’s get down to the point. Getting TouchDesigner gigs can be difficult. Not only are there so many different facets of TouchDesigner development, such as 3D-heavy gigs, web API-based gigs, sensor-based gigs, and more. So how are you even supposed to get good at learning all these different things let alone getting hired to do them so you can pay your bills?? Well, over […]

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Boss-ness, Creativity, and Being Real with Michelle Higa Fox

Keeping creative and the being real There are many challenges that we face every day in our creative professions. Some of those involve our actual work, maybe software/design/hardware, some of them are more essential to our being, such as trying to stay motivated/creative, and other challenges may just occur because of who we are as people. Our topics today seem a bit spread out compared to the other AMA pieces I did, but I needed to ask our special guest today a lot of different questions purely because she is totally unique and I wanted to get as much of […]

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