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.

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.