Instancing for Generative Art in TouchDesigner – On-demand

Level: Beginner – intermediate

Working with Instancing in TouchDesigner offers a vast variety of possible inputs and outcomes. In this workshop series, we’ll look at how to use SOPs, CHOPs and TOPs to create generative 2D and 3D textures, landscapes and shapes and how to include audio in your Instancing network.

Session Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Fully understand the concept and the possibilities of Instancing

  • Use different data formats as a base for instancing

  • Create generative 2D and 3D textures in TouchDesigner

  • Include audio in the Instancing network

Session Study Topics

  • The Copy SOP and SOP instancing

  • CHOP and TOP instancing with focus on TOPs

  • Rendering and Shading

  • Simple audio integration into Instancing

Requirements

  • A computer and internet connection

  • TouchDesigner latest version

About the workshop leader

Bileam Tschepe aka elekktronaut is a Berlin based artist and educator who creates audio-reactive, interactive and organic digital artworks, systems and installations in TouchDesigner, collaborating with and teaching people worldwide.

TouchDesigner meetup 17th April – Audio visualisation

Date & Time: Saturday 17th April 5pm – 7pm UK / 6pm – 8pm Berlin

Level: Open to all levels

Join the online meetup for expert talks on audio visualisation. Meet and be inspired by the TouchDesigner community.

The meetup runs via Zoom. The main session features short presentations from TouchDesigner users. Breakout rooms are created on the spot on specific topics, and you can request a new topic at any time.

The theme for this session is Audio visualisation, hosted by Bileam Tschepe with presentations from the community.

In the breakout rooms, you can share your screen to show other participants something you’re working on, ask for help, or help someone else.

Presenters:

Name: Ian MacLachlan
Title: Terraforming with MIDI
Bio: Bjarne Jensen is an experimental audio/visual artist from the Detroit area with an interest in creating interactive systems for spatial transformation.
Name: Jean-François Renaud
Title: Generating MIDI messages to synchronize sound and visual effect in TouchDesigner
Description : Instead of using the audio analysis strategy to affect the rendering, we are focusing on building small generative machines using the basic properties of notes (pitch, velocity), and we look at different means to manage triggering. At the end, the goal is still to merge and to make alive what you hear and what you see.
Bio: Interactive media professor at École des médias, UQAM, Montréal
Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/morpholux 
Name: Bileam Tschepe
Title: algorhythm – a first look into my software
Description: I’ve been working on a tool for audiovisual live performances and I’d like to share its current state and see if people are interested in collaborating and working with me
Bio: Berlin based artist and educator who creates audio-reactive, interactive and organic digital artworks, systems and installations in TouchDesigner, collaborating with and teaching people worldwide.
YouTube: Bileam Tschepe

Requirements

  • A Zoom account
  • A computer and internet connection

Berlin Code of Conduct

We ask all participants to read and follow the Berlin Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

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Introduction to beat detection and audio-reactive visuals in TouchDesigner – On demand

Level: Beginner

TouchDesigner is a powerful tool for creating live performances, installations, real time visuals and complex digital systems. In this workshop you’ll learn the basic functioning of three node-types and how to use them to analyse audio, use the data to manipulate graphics and how to organize and navigate your TouchDesigner network.

Session Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session a successful student will be able to:

  • Input audio into TouchDesigner

  • Extract relevant data from input sources

  • Use data to manipulate graphics

  • Create simple generative visuals

  • Navigate the TouchDesigner network

Session Study Topics

  • Audio input sources

  • Beat detection (frequency analysis, timesclicing etc.)

  • Creation and manipulation of generative visuals

  • Network organisation

Requirements

  • A computer with internet connection

  • A web cam and mic

  • A three button mouse or to configure Apple Track Pad appropriately

  • TouchDesigner (free version suffices https://derivative.ca/download)

  • If your on Mac please check TouchDesigner can run on your system (i.e. has basic GPU requirements such as Intel HD4000 or better)

About the workshop leader 

Bileam Tschepe aka elekktronaut is a Berlin based artist and educator who creates audio-reactive, interactive and organic digital artworks, systems and installations in TouchDesigner, collaborating with and teaching people worldwide.