TouchDesigner & Live Performance
Markus Heckmann (DE/CA)
10.05.18 — 10:00
TouchDesigner Technical Director Markus Heckmann will introduce the powerful visual development platform and present best practices for using it in live performance – from video mixing to generative 2D/3D to MIDI control to projection mapping.
Developed by the Toronto-based company Derivative, TouchDesigner is a powerful real-time visual development platform famous for its capacity to drive high-performance large-scale installations, audiovisual performances, and (Academy) award winning Hollywood special effects. In this full-day workshop, participants will discover the framework’s intuitive and exploratory process of content creation by building robust live performance setups. Learn how to use TouchDesigner for video playback and video mixing, image-based effects, generative 2D/3D and rendering, MIDI, OSC and device control, and projection mapping.
Workshop duration: full-day
Workshop language: English
Number of participants: 12 max.
Requirements: a computer with a 3-button mouse / the latest release of TouchDesigner installed, keyed and tested (download from here, more info on creating an account and acquiring a key here, details in system requirements here) / participants are welcome to bring their own MIDI devices.
About Markus Heckmann: As TouchDesigner’s Technical Director, Markus Heckmann has developed a wide range of applications spanning major theme park attractions to public video displays, art installations like Carsten Nikolai’s uni series, live visual projects for musicians such as Plastikman or Alva Noto, and the development of fully fledged control applications including WhiteVoid’s KineticLights. As a visual artist, has performed alongside numerous electronic musicians including Robag Wruhme, Kangding Ray, and Morgan Geist.