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FEBRUARY 2019

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER VIDEO MAPPING WORKSHOP at DATASCAPES FEST 2019
Instructor: Jacques Hoepffner
Dates: February 18 - February 22
Location: Volumes, au 78, rue compans, dans le 19ème à Paris.
Experience Level: Novice + Intermediate
Cost:
Description: On the occasion of the Datascapes Fest 2019, Volumes resumes these Video-Mapping training! We offer a week of training to learn VIDEO MAPPING WITH TOUCHDESIGNER!

TouchDesigner is a real-time creation software that integrates 2D image, 3D volumes, programming and all available communication protocols (Siphon, OSC ...).

From Anamorphosis to 3D Video Mapping, during this week Jacques Hoepffner (the trainer) will show you how to use TouchDesigner to create an interactive 3D mapping.

FOR WHO:
This training is for anyone with a show or installation project, using video and interactive devices. And more particularly: digital artists, architects, sculptors, stage directors and live performance and audiovisual technicians wishing to be trained in the use of video mapping.

At the end of the training, the works will be exhibited on April 5, during the closing party of the Datascapes Fest at Volumes.

WHY:
• Learn the logic of anamorphosis and Video Mapping.
• Discover the photogrammetry techniques for the creation of a 3D model
• Use Cinema 4D to perform the UV Mapping
• Learn TouchDesigner Software for 3D Projection and Mapping
• Put interactive video mapping methods into practice on models

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Title: TOUCHDESIGNER 102 - TOUCHDESIGNER LEVEL UP
Instructor: Ben Voigt, Markus Heckmann
Dates: Saturday February 23 - Sunday February 24, 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Derivative 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 386, Toronto Ontario, M5V 3A8
Experience Level: Novice + Intermediate
Cost: $300 USD
Description: Intended for anyone who is comfortable with the basics of TouchDesigner but is ready to take the next steps in discovering the power of TouchDesigner and its secrets. If you've taken a beginner workshop already or know a bit of TouchDesigner and want to dig deeper, this workshop is for you!

Novice and intermediate level lessons. Space is limited so reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Topics

(subject to change)

  • GLSL Shaders
  • Kinect camera calibration
  • Projection mapping techniques
  • LED setup and pixel mapping
  • Advanced feedback effects
  • PBR and rendering setups
  • In-depth CHOP Timeslicing

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MARCH 2019

Title: TOUCHDESIGNER WORKSHOP | CUSTOM VISUAL INSTRUMENTS
Instructor: Niculin Barandun, Luis Sanz
Dates: March 14 - 16, 2019
Location: Schiffbau 10, 8005 Zürich
Experience Level: Beginner
Cost:CHF  200.00
Focus: This workshop will kickstart your journey into the new media world. With the use of TouchDesigner, you will be able to start generative multimedia art projects. TouchDesigner is an application by Derivative, where no programming skills are required to build your own custom systems. You will get an introduction to the software, learn how to generate and render 3D-scenes, how build your own custom visual instrument and how to interface with it.

Thursday, March 14, 6 - 9pm

  • Interface overview
  • Operator overview
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Camera and light composition
  • Rendering & Materials
  • Palette and operator snippets

Friday, March 15, 6 - 9pm

  • Generative textures
  • Introduction to noise (2D and 3D)
  • Device inputs and interactivity
  • UI building and performance
  • Further resources

Saturday, March 16, 10 - 12am, 1 - 7pm

  • Practical day, each participant develops their own visual instrument
  • The results will be open to the public after the workshop
  • Interested participants can showcase their visual instruments live after the workshop.

More info and registation: here.



Title: INTRO TO GENERATIVE VISUALS - TOUCHDESIGNER
Instructor: Quentin Bleton and Guillaume Bourassa
Dates: March 16 - March 24, 2019 (24 hours in total)
Location: SAT, Montreal
Experience Level: Beginner
Cost: $110
Focus:This in-depth training of 24 hours in eight parts, introduces participants to basic concepts of interactive visual creation with TouchDesigner. This Canadian software is recognized worldwide as a reference tool for interactive visual high-level productions. The overall objective is to train artists and industry professionals to create generative and interactive visuals that he can incorporate it into their practice.

Participants will learn about the software interface, discover the tool families, how to use video, images and 3D geometry, mathematics and will be introduced to the integration of interactive control interfaces, all by performing exercises and small projects

Objectives and Course Content:

- Learn to use interface
- Know the tools families
- Use video, images and 3D geometry
- Use mathematics
- Learn to integrate interactive control interfaces like Kinect (camera), the Leap Motion (hand movement) or other types of controllers
- Optimize the use to use the software to its full potential
- Use OSC, MIDI or ArtNet to connect to other external control software and interfaces
- Perform exercises and small projects
- Train artists and industry professionals to create generative and interactive visuals that he can incorporate it into their practice

More info and registation: here.




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