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  TOUCHDESIGNER EDUCATION RESOURCES

MAY 2018

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER FOR PROJECTION AND INSTALLATION
Instructor: Matthew Waddell
Dates: May 10 – June 14, 2018 Thursdays 6:30-9:30
Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary — U-Hall Space (2009 10 Ave SW, 2nd Floor)
Level: Beginner
Cost: $150 + GST
Focus: During this six week workshop we will develop fundamental TouchDesigner skills while working towards individual projects that will be presented in TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary's U-Hall space during the final class. This workshop will guide participants through the process of realizing their projection projects from start to finish. Projection technology will be provided as well as guided instruction catered to developing and presenting your project.

Topics Covered
• TouchDesigner fundamentals
• Projection mapping techniques
• Audio reactive visuals
• Introduction to 3D visuals
• Controllers
• Networking

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JUNE 2018

Title: MAKE INSTALLATIONS WITH TOUCHDESIGNER BOOTCAMP
Instructor: Markus Heckmann
Dates: June 2, 10am - 5pm
Location: Electric Perfume, Toronto
Experience Level: Beginner
Cost: CDN$135.60
Focus:TouchDesigner can be quite the beast with it’s wide range of uses. This full day workshop will focus on the elements required to get started with TouchDesigner as a tool for interactive installations: besides video playback and image based effects, topics will include generative 2D/3D and rendering, interfacing with external input and output devices as well as investigating various protocols to allow control of an installation. The workshop will start with a overview of Interface workflow and basic concepts behind the node based development environment and then provide context by giving step by step instructions to build example networks that could be adapted to interactive installations.

WORKSHOP PREREQUISITES
No Prerequisite knowledge is required but participants are encouraged to have gone through some of the First Things to Know about TouchDesigner videos found here.

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Title: INTRODUCTION TO TOUCHDESIGNER WITH MAOTIK
Instructor: maotik
Dates: June 8, 10am - 6pm
Location: Stereolux, 4 Boulevard Léon Bureau, 44200 Nantes, France
Experience Level: Beginner
Cost: Euro 20 - 30 varies
Focus: Cet atelier est conçu comme une introduction au logiciel TouchDesigner, un système de programmation nodale qui vous permettra de créer du contenu audiovisuel en temps réel ainsi que des expériences interactives. Cette session de 7 heures, vous donnera les connaissances nécessaires pour créer des projections architecturales, des performances audiovisuelle, des installations interactive, et pour prototyper rapidement vos différentes idées.

Maotik présentera une performance lors de la soirée Électrons Libres du 7 juin. Afin de permettre aux participants de découvrir son travail et son utilisation de TouchDesigner, l’inscription à ce workshop donne également accès à cette soirée.

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Title: TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP MEXICO WITH MATTHEW RAGAN
Instructor: Matthew Ragan Zoe Sandoval
Dates: June 22, 23, 24, 2018
Location: www.intus.tv | Rosseau 33, Anzures, CDMX | 5203 3225 | contact@intus.tv
Experience Level: Beginner > Intermediate
Cost: Early bird / full workshop (3 days) MEX$ 6, 300
Early bird / single workshop (choose 1 day) ) MEX$ 3, 150
Focus: INTUS presents a workshop designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced, focused on mastering the fundamentals and achieving a theoretical - practical knowledge in TouchDesigner. With a "syllabus on steroids" , this workshop is a must for users, developers and the general community of TouchDesigner in Mexico.

Day 1 Beginner Session highlights

Navigating the TouchDesigner development environment
Best practices for development and organization
Image manipulation and realtime post-process effects
Realtime rendering for 3D scenes
Procedural Geometry and creating generative worlds
Techniques for building user interfaces for interactive systems
Foundational principles for creating generative artwork
Experience projection mapping with TouchDesigner
An introduction to Python as a scripting language

Day 2 Intermediate Session highlights

What is Python and where does it fit within TouchDesigner
Speeding up iteration and design processes with Python
Working with the Animation COMP
Custom Curves
Animated Particles
Animated Instances
Using audio inputs to control and drive visuals
Posting images to Instagram from TouchDesigner
Best practices for using Python inside of TouchDesigner

Day 3 Advanced Session highlights

Advanced material controls for realtime rendering
Stunning visuals with physically-based rendering
GLSL and basic shader anatomy
Working with GLSL in 2D (fragment shaders)
Working with GLSL in 3D (vertex shaders)
Noise functions and generative art
Landscapes
Environments
Animating geometry with shaders
Adding functions to GLSL materials
Larger system architecture and organization
Working at scale
Working on teams
Using a Version Control System


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JULY 2018

Title: BEGINNER WORKSHOP: AUDIO VISUALIZATION AND INTERACTION 101
Instructor: Ben Voigt (Derivative)
Dates: July 14, 15, 10am - 5pm
Location: Centre for Digital Media, 685 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 0C6
Experience Level: Beginner
Cost: $150 (plus service charge) $75 for students (plus service charge) Students must present valid Student ID.
Focus: TouchDesigner study group Vancouver is pleased to announce another TouchDesigner Beginner workshop in Vancouver!

For everyone who wants to get a fast start on working with TouchDesigner, this workshop will provide an introduction to workflow, concepts and techniques in using the software. We welcome Ben Voigt from Derivative (the creators) as the instructor for the workshop. This workshop will focus on interactive and audio visualization techniques with TouchDesigner.

Topics

  • Introduction to UI and basic concepts
  • Learn best practices and recommended techniques
  • Generative audio visualization examples
  • Project lab-time to create interactive audio-visual pieces
  • Output to projectors and multiple displays
  • Performance strategies

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OCTOBER 2018

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER FOR PROJECTION AND INSTALLATION
Instructor: Jacques Hoepffner
Dates: October 22 - 26 2018 (35 hours)
Location: CFPTS Bagnolet, 92 avenue Gallieni 93170 BAGNOLET
Cost: 1680 € HT per participant 
Focus: Good for video managers, sound managers, lighting managers. Develop the skills needed to use the TouchDesigner software for sound and video show management.

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