TOUCHDESIGNER EDUCATION RESOURCES
TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP NORWAY 2016
Instructors: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative)
Date: Jan 25-27, 2016
Location: Smart Simulation, Halden, Norway
The lastest and most comprehensive videos are from an intensive 3-day workshop that took place at Projection Week 2016 at Smart Simulation in the town of Halden, Norway. The workshop was part of a larger program of performances and masterclasses many of which highlighted an artist working with TouchDesigner (maotik, Theo Groeneboom and Rui Martins).
Whether you are a beginner with no experience, or someone with years of experience, these training videos have plenty of gems that are practical and reflect the current best-practices for TouchDesigner, taught by three product developers at Derivative.
Go to the Norway 2016 Workshop Page>>
TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOPS WEST 2015
Instructors: Ben Voigt and Greg Hermanovic, (Derivative) and Mary Franck and Matthew Ragan
Date: April 25 & 26, 2015
Location: Obscura Digital, San Francisco
The workshop was held at the studio of Obscura Digital in San Francisco and was designed for people who want to make TouchDesigner their professional production tool. There were 24 participants in attendance and we had the pleasure of having Mary and Matthew as part of our teaching staff.
See in particular Instancing & Rendering Techniques with Matthew Ragan.
Go to the Workshops West Page>>
TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP MUTEK 2015
Instructors: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann and Greg Hermanovic, (Derivative) with Quentin Bleton (Moment Factory) and Guillaume Bourassa (Création Ex Nihilo, SAT)
Date: May 27 & 28, 2015
Location: CENTRE PHI, Montréal
The workshop was held during MUTEK 2015 in Montreal and was designed for people who want to make TouchDesigner their professional production tool. There were 18 participants in attendance and we were very fortunate to have with us Guillaume and Quentin as part of our teaching staff.
Go to the MUTEK 2015 Workshop Page>>
TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP TORONTO
Workshop Instructors: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative)
Workshop Coordinator: Isabelle Rousset
Date:October 3 & 4, 2014
Location: Derivative HQ, Toronto, Canada
This 2-day intensive workshop was an opportunity for novice users to learn directly from the Derivative team.
Audio Particle Example | 60min with Ben Voigt
Instancing with the Event CHOP | 70 min with Markus Heckmann
Disintegrator using the Timer CHOP | 80min with Greg Hermanovic
2D & 3D Projection Mapping Workflows | 85min with Elburz Sorkhabi
Go to Workshop Toronto Page>>
EM15 TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP 2014
Instructors: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann and Greg Hermanovic, (Derivative) and Barry Threw (Obscura Digital) and Mary Franck
Dates: May 29 & 30, 2014
Location: Centre Phi, Montreal
The workshop was held in Montreal during EM15 at Centre Phi and was designed for people who want to make TouchDesigner their professional production tool. "Learn from the Derivative team and Obscura's Barry Threw how to use TouchDesigner to create beautiful art and intuitive tools to light, move, track, control, map, automate and synchronize your world. TouchDesigner is the visual development platform used to create such spectacular works as KineticLights/GRID, Bot & Dolly's BOX, Dromos & ObE, Amon Tobin ISAM, and more."
Introduction TOPs, SOPs and COMPs | 120min with Ben Voigt
Introduction to CHOPs and DATs | 78min with Greg Hermanovic
The Movie Select Panel UI | 55min with Ben Voigt
Creating Geometry with CHOPs | 60min with Barry Threw
Texter | 80min with Markus Heckmann
Go to EM15 Workshop Page>>
RESONATE: AUDIO REACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH TOUCHDESIGNER
Instructor: Markus Heckmann (Derivative), Barry Threw (Obscura), Dmitry Napolnov (Sila Sveta)
Date: March 21, 2013
Location: Resonate Festival, Belgrade
Our workshop took place in the main hall at Dom Omladine alongside 15 other workshops. Each workshop had about 14 dedicated participants working along with the instructors for the duration of the day while other festival attendees were encouraged to walk around and listen in at the various stations for as long as they liked.
The videos here document the part of the workshop having to do with the audio-reactive, video effects and mapping demonstration which is based around a pre-made TouchDesigner 088 file (Resonate.toe) that is described below and downloadable here. It is recommended you download and install the file and work along with the video.
Go to RESONATE Workshop Blog Page>>
TOUCHDESIGNER MUTEK WORKSHOP
Instructors: Led by Steve Mason (Obscura Digital) with Barry Threw (Obscura Digital), Greg Hermanovic & Markus Heckmann (Derivative)
Dates: May 31 & June 1, 2012
Location: MUTEK, Montreal
The workshop was held in Montreal during MUTEK at SAT Transform and was designed for people who want to make TouchDesigner their professional production tool. It was led by Steve Mason of Obscura Digital along with Barry Threw - also from Obscura - and Greg Hermanovic and Markus Heckmann of Derivative. Needless to say there was a gargantuan wealth of knowledge, insight and practised experience shared over the course of the workshop that is now available to everyone.
Introduction Operator Families and TOPs | 26min with Steve Mason
Introduction to CHOPs | 23min with Greg Hermanovic
Introduction to SOPs, inter-OPs, Components, Rendering and DATs | 47min with Steve Mason
Demo of CineChamber Perspective Pre-viz | 70 min with Steve Mason
Movie Playback Examples | 85min with Barry Threw
Constructing a Control Panel. Clones & Windows | 60min with Greg Hermanovic
Working with Audio | 7:30min with Steve Mason
Audio Visualizer Structures | 40min with Markus Heckmann and Steve Mason
KanTan Mapper | 13min with Markus Heckmann
Instancing, Optimizing, Inter-Process and Q & A | 21min with Steve Mason
Go to MUTEK 2012 Workshop Blog Page>>