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TouchDesigner Workshop

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

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TouchDesigner Workshop

December 16, 2017

Houston, TX

Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University | 6100 Main Street, MS-480 | Room 103

 
Description : TouchDesigner is a visual development platform for making interactive 3D art, multi-screen experiences, museum exhibits, data visualizations, architectural projections, live visual performances, and more. For everyone who wants to get a fast track start on working with TouchDesigner, this workshop will provide a good basis to gain an initial understanding on workflow, concepts, and techniques while equipping attendees with the knowledge to start creating interactive/generative setups.
 
Markus Heckmann, a native to Leipzig, Germany is a Technical Director with Derivative where he works on commercial and artistic projects alike spanning major theme park attractions to public video displays, art installations like Carsten Nikolai’s uni series, live visual projects for musicians such as Plastikman or Alva Noto and the development of fully fledged control applications like WhiteVoid’s KineticLights. Apart from project and development work, Heckmann is active promoting TouchDesigner and teaching its uses in the fields of art and technology to the interested public at companies, festivals, and conferences around the world. In 2015 he was invited to perform alongside Matt Thibideau at the inaugural Day for Night.

With this being an introductory workshop, no prior knowledge is required yet it will be beneficial for students to go through the TouchDesigner101 workshop videos which can be found here: http://www.derivative.ca/wiki099/index.php?title=First_Things_to_Know_about_TouchDesigner

Location : Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University | Room 103
 
Requirements : Students should bring a laptop with the latest version of TouchDesigner installed, a 3-button mouse (or two-button with a clickable scroll wheel), and a pair of headphones. TouchDesigner is available for download at: https://www.derivative.ca/099/Downloads/Default.asp
 
TouchDesigner requires Windows 7 SP1 and up or MacOS 10.11 and up. The software supports Integrated Intel Graphics (HD4000 and up) but we do recommend a discrete GPU of the NVIDIA GeForce 600 or AMD HD 7000 Series and up. Make sure all drivers are up to date. If you haven't updated your graphics drivers in a long time, it would be a good idea to check for new ones at Nvidia.com or AMD.com. For a complete system requirement please check here: http://derivative.ca/wiki099/index.php?title=System_Requirement
 
Before you arrive, please Open TouchDesigner to make sure everything is working. If this is the first time running TouchDesigner on this laptop it will ask you to create a key. You will need to be a member at www.derivative.ca to create a key, you can register here.
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Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
6100 Main Street, MS-480
Room 103
Houston, Texas 77005

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)


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