This workshop uses the new Bullet Solver in the latest experimental version of TouchDesigner to explore different ways of creating physics systems that both react to and produce sound through a TDAbleton connection. Through this session attendees will come to understand how the tight integration of sound and visuals can bring a synesthetic edge to real-time art.
In this workshop attendees will learn how to convert Bullet's collision triggers to velocity sensitive MIDI data, map reverb, and effects to the speed of the physics simulation to create dream-like bullet time effects. Participants will learn how to add forces triggered by MIDI notes which push particles away depending on the velocity of a key press. A variety of other methods will be discussed that can be used to manipulate visuals with audio (and vice versa).
With these techniques participants will be able to turn the simplest visual works into projects that have double the impact as a result of their tight integration with sound.