In this workshop Ronen Tanchum will present a variety of devices that can be connected to TouchDesigner and will outline different ways to use their incoming data. The workshop will begin with an overview of the mechanical ways to let TouchDesigner coordinate scenes with no human input and then will explore how to control scenes with simple keyframe animations. The workshop will also teach participants methods for automating animations with TouchDesigner.
Using a visual example in TouchDesigner the group will add human input from the various controllers. Participants will guide all the algorithms, nodes, and calculations in real time with various input methods that Tanchum has used in real productions.
For example, recording simple animations for objects using VR controllers and trackers can be used for mixed reality. The instructor will show how 3D scenes can be visualized and how to navigate virtual worlds by attaching lights to hand controllers in order to act and record performances. Finally, attendees will learn how to record camera movements and how to post-process them.