A collection of tutorials to help you get the most out of TouchDesigner.
There are three tiers of tutorial based on your experience using TouchDesigner.
Tutorials will be marked with one of the following icons:
- 1 An Introduction to TouchDesigner
- 2 Task Oriented Tutorials
- 3 ...In About 5 Minutes
- 4 TouchDesigner Tips
- 5 Legacy TouchDesigner Tutorials
An Introduction to TouchDesigner
These tutorials are aimed at users new to TouchDesigner.
First Things To Know about TouchDesigner
We recommend you get started with this tutorial first. You can read the full tutorial here and there are 3 accompanying videos below that will show you how to get around the interface and give you an overview of TouchDesigner concepts.
A brief introduction to the different operator families in TouchDesigner.
Task Oriented Tutorials
These tutorials teach TouchDesigner concepts by accomplishing certain project-based tasks. They are intended for beginners.
Introduction to TOPs
Shows you how import movies and images into TOPs and then filter and manipulate those images. This is followed by creating ramps and an introduction to compositing in TOPs.
Introduction to CHOPs
Introduction to SOPs
Introduction to DATs
Discusses using text and tables (spreadsheets) in DATs and some of the common operations associated with working with this data.
Using The Web DAT and XML DAT
The Animation Editor
A brief introduction to the Animation Editor and keyframe animation in TouchDesigner.
...In About 5 Minutes
This series of tutorials show you how to make something in TouchDesigner in about 5 minutes!
The first 3 videos are a sequence of "smiley face" tutorials. In Part 1 you will create a warping smiley face, in Part 2 you will add animation using OSC and an iPhone/iPod, and in Part 3 learn how to use geometry instancing on the GPU to make an army of smiley faces!
The next 2 videos focus on working with imported geometry. In Part 4 the mask geometry is imported and a material and texture are applied, in Part 5 3D lighting is used to add augmented reality effects to the mask projection.
TouchTips are short articles that describe how to accomplish common tasks in TouchDesigner.
Legacy TouchDesigner Tutorials
These tutorials were done in earlier editions of TouchDesigner069. While many changes have been made to the user interface, the concepts and techniques in these tutorials are still applicable.