2018 TouchDesigner Templates

What are these TouchDesigner templates about? As we approach the end of the year, I decided it would be a nice thing to release some TouchDesigner template projects that would be useful to develops across a range of skill levels. They cover a bunch of techniques ranging from windowing concepts to web APIs to render picking. Some of the templates are simple/straight-forward educational examples while the others are base level templates you can use to build your own projects on. What’s in the package? I tried to include a range of templates as mentioned. Many of them are single examples […]

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Own Your TouchDesigner Networks

Why do we need to own our networks? Have you ever been using TouchDesigner and have no idea why things are happening in your network? Has your output been not what you were expecting? Do you have a bug somewhere or events happening out of order and you have no idea why? This normally happens if you’re just getting started or even if you’re an experienced user working on a really complex project. At a certain point, you can’t keep every single CHOP channel or DAT script memorized in your head. You eventually lose track of things and you start […]

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GLSL terms you need to know for TouchDesigner

Why GLSL in TouchDesigner? GLSL is an awesome tool to use in TouchDesigner. Period. It essentially allows you to create your own TOP operators which a lot of the same functionality and performance as the native TOPs you use in TouchDesigner everyday but it also gives you a ton of benefits. Ever wanted an Over TOP with 4 inputs that allowed you to transform and scale each input independently? You can make it yourself with GLSL in TouchDesigner! So let’s dive into some terms that make learning GLSL a lot easier, but before that… What is GLSL? GLSL is the […]

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Get the most on low budget TouchDesigner installs

How to get the most out of your budget TouchDesigner installation I know over the years I’ve been adamant about using only the best gear you can get such as Quadro GPUs. This will almost always save you a lot of headache in the long run. But what do you do if you flat out just can’t afford those things? What if the “client” is a friend and it’s your first project? What if you’re trying to pay the bills and want to spend less money on hardware? Let’s take a look at some quick tips to help you get […]

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TouchDesigner CHOP Shuffling Demystified

TouchDesigner CHOP Tongue Twisters TouchDesigner is one of the most powerful softwares around in the field of interactive technology and immersive media. The amount of different inputs and outputs that TouchDesigner can handle is out of this world. But that doesn’t mean all of it comes easily, especially if you’re coming from other software packages or programming languages. You might find yourself more frustrated than fulfilled. Don’t give up! A little bit of perseverance and a little bit of familiarity with TouchDesigner idiosyncrasies will take you a long way. In this post, I wanted to talk about one specific concept […]

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