Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner / Fundamentals - On-demand

Learn the interface and create basic audio-reactive 3D visuals with TouchDesigner.

Course instructor: Masha Rozhnova

Course level

TouchDesigner is a tool that gains popularity among musicians who want to create visuals for their music and do audio-visual experiments. This workshop is an introduction to the series “Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner – Going Further”. You will be guided through TouchDesigner environment, learn how to create 3D scenes and control visual parameters with sound, discuss audio-visual art with your peers and, of course, make visuals! Try it and see if you want to learn more in the coming weeks with Going Further.

What you'll learn

  • Discuss some names in the history of audio-visual art and ideas that inspired the field
  • Understand fundamentals of 3D rendering in TD
  • Create basic geometric shapes, light and texture them
  • Create audio-reactive visual progression that switches between camera views

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection
  • A webcam and mic
  • A Zoom account
  • A three button mouse or Apple Track Pad appropriately configured
  • TouchDesigner installed
  • If your on Mac please check TouchDesigner can run on your system (i.e. has basic GPU requirements such as Intel HD4000 or better)

Course content

  • ---- Workshop Slides
  • ---- Part 1 - AV Ideas
  • ---- Part 2 - UI
  • ---- Part 3 - SOPs
  • ---- Part 4 - 3D setup
  • ---- Part 5 - Build Visuals
  • ---- Part 6 - Building Audio Switcher

Who is this course for

About the workshop leader

Dancing Pixels (Masha Rozhnova) is a London based artist who creates audio-visual performances and videos for musicians. For the past three years she has been using TouchDesigner as the main tool for content creation, show control and as an engine to enable interaction with the audience. She performed at Live Performers Meeting in Rome, at New River studios and Crux events in London.