What is TouchDesigner?
TouchDesigner is an advanced visualization platform that allows users to create a variety of real-time, professional mapping, and highly interactive displays and projects. Essentially, it allows a user to transform data into professional-grade visuals. It has been used for prototyping ideas, designing live installations for events, driving projections and creating project demos. The program pairs with a computer system’s GPU to achieve compositing and rendering. 8-bit as well as the 10-bit color display support is included and users can program their own vertex/pixel shaders. There are several forms of blending permitted for images and multiple displays as well as GPUs are possible.
The program supports multiple threads for decoding processes and also accepts input from many sources, from video cameras to Ethernet cameras. The C++ and Python programming languages are supported for users who know how to script and the 088 version of the software also includes support for 64-bit systems, allowing even more complex creations. The program can also be integrated with most other graphic platforms and systems. The library can be expanded through the addition of downloads and users can import geometric 3D models and data.
File types supported by TouchDesigner
Our users primarily use TouchDesigner to open these file types: