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TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP MUTEK 2015

Date:  Wednesday & Thursday May 27th & 28th (2 days)
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (includes 30 min break)
Location:  CENTRE PHI, Rhino Room, 407, Saint-Pierre Street Montréal
Workshop fee: Free MUTEK event. (No MUTEK passport required)
Pre-registration is necessary. To reserve your spot, please email isabelle@derivative.ca
Experience Level: Novice

Workshop Instructors: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative) with special presenters Quentin Bleton (Moment Factory) and Guillaume Bourassa (Création Ex Nihilo, SAT).
Workshop Coordinator: Isabelle Rousset

TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP SYNOPSIS

Eager participants are invited to join us at MUTEK 2015! Learn from the Derivative team 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.

Master the fundamentals over this 2-day workshop with Ben, Markus, Greg, Guillaume and Quentin! For anyone interested in attaining a working knowledge of TouchDesigner quickly, this is the time and place. Registration is limited so reserve your spot now.

TouchDesigner is a real-time visual development platform that can be used for creating interactive media systems, immersive/projection mapping environments, music visuals, building custom applications and UIs and for rapid-prototyping creative impulses.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION

Equipment that participants need to bring along: Laptop or PC running Windows 7, or Bootcamped Mac running Windows 7 or 8. Graphics card must be NVIDIA or ATI/AMD Radeon with 512 Meg graphics memory and the latest drivers. NVIDIA Geforce 9800, Quadro 1400  or better, or Radeon 5000 series or better. You will also need a 3-button (or 2 button with clickable scroll wheel). See System Requirements on the Derivative wiki.

Prepare Your Laptop
Please install build 31900 available here.
If you haven't updated your graphics drivers in a long time, it would be a good idea to check for new ones at Nvidia.com or AMD.com.  
Open TouchDesigner to make sure everything is working.  If this is the first time running TouchDesigner on this laptop it will ask you to create a key.  You will need to be a member at www.derivative.ca to create a key, you can register here: http://www.derivative.ca/Login/RegisterForm.asp

For Retina or super hi-res display owners:
- Please decrease your screen resolution in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution"
- Make sure the scaling level on your display is set to 100% in "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display"

Prepare Yourself: Watch/Study These Tutorials
To get the full value of this workshop it is required that registrants have studied (worked along with) the “First Things to Know About TouchDesigner” video tutorials found on the Derivative Wiki (and also below). These 3 tutorials will show you some basics of the interface and provide orientation for working in the TouchDesigner environment. Very important!



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