TouchDesigner Advanced Online Workshop

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TouchDesigner Advanced Online English

Registration is open for intensive 4 weeks online course

We represent intensive four-week course “TouchDesigner Advanced” by Stanislav Glazov.

TouchDesigner is a media platform for visual programming of generative 3D and 2D graphics, video mapping, interactive installations and for creating applications.

Our course is designed for a relatively short time to immerse the student in the maximum number of aspects of the platform, to give an idea of sustainable working with 3D graphics, sound processing and synchronization with music programs, and provide the skills to create the user interface for their applications.

Main focus of the course is the academic approach and deep understanding of software structure, data flow and 3D graphics on advanced level.

The course is designed for media artists, vj, interested in 3D graphics, and musicians who want to expand their visual performance show.


Week 1 - Geometry and Scripting

  • L-Systems
  • Python introduction
  • Script SOP - creation of Scatter SOP
  • Script SOP - Clifford Attractor SOP
  • Script CHOP - optimizing chop networks using Python scripting

Week 2 - GLSL Vertex and Fragment Shaders

  • TextureCUBE Sampling - faked reflections and refractions
  • Multi-Pass Rendering and compositing Using GLSL
  • Volumetric Camera FOG using Ray-marching
  • Non-Photo Realistic Rendering
  • Vertex Shader deformations
  • Simulating Particles on GPU

Week 3 - Geometry Shaders

  • Intro to Geometry Shaders
  • Normal Visualizer
  • Generating Triangles - Tube Shader
  • Multi-Instancing - Randomizing Instanced Shapes using GLSL

Week 4 - GLSL in 2D

  • Automatisation of the compositing for the multi-camera rendering
  • Stereoscopic Rendering
  • GLSL in 2D - Procedural Textures
  • 2D Glow / Blur / Color Correction in GLSL
  • Deferred Shading using GLSL

Costs and Course Structure:

Course starts at 14th of June 2016

Each week we doing one online Session going for 4 hours.

Next day after session screencast and TouchDesigner Patches will be available for the participants.

Early-bird price is €190

After 20th of Mai course participation will be €250

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