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


  • 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.

Create Music Visuals with TouchDesigner / Fundamentals – On-demand

Note: Add this workshop to your cart along with the full workshop series to get £10 off at checkout

Level: Beginner


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.

  • 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

Computer animation in the 21st century – the 3D space.

  • Ideas and key figures in the history of audio-visual art

  • 3D rendering set up

  • Simple 2D compositing

  • Triggering actions and controlling parameters with CHOPs


  • A computer with internet connection

  • A three button mouse or Apple Track Pad appropriately configured

  • TouchDesigner installed (free version suffices

  • 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 

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.