TueSDAY 6PM — 9PM
from April 2
to May 14
7 class sessions
+ student showcase on June 1st
2015 East Riverside Dr
Austin, Texas 78741
Visual artist and musicians alike are utilize realtime visualizations and projection mapping in Touchdesigner to strengthen their live performances or give life to their installations.
CREATE REAL TIME VISUALIZATIONS AND PROJECTION MAPPING
Learn professional video programming
This class will focus on a complete introductory investigation into the real-time sandbox environment Touchdesigner. Used by media artists and professional companies worldwide Touchdesigner is one of the most sought after interactive and creative tools in the industry today. This class will take students through a learning process that introduces each core element of the unique development environment.
Touchdesigner is quickly becoming one of the most popular and innovative products in the creative computing market. Its open sand-box abilities mean that there are very little limitations on what is possible within it or the potential outputs students can create. Everyone from successful creative agencies (moment factory, BRDG, MeowWolf, etc) through to FTSE 100 companies (Microsoft, Google, etc) use it in a variety of applications from prototyping through to bespoke creation. For now, Touchdesigner is the creative future!
The course will focus on helping each student to develop their own projects through hands-on workshopping and in-class practice. The course culminates in a public showcase where students have the opportunity to show their work as unique interactive projected experiences or even collaborate with other dadageek students. You can check out past showcase performances here.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This course is for visual artists, musicians, and video professionals looking for introductory knowledge into video programming in Touchdesigner
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- In-depth introduction to the Touchdesigner environment
- Advanced 3D rendering
- Programming Python in Touchdesigner
- Real-world interactions with cameras and projections
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Laptop (Mac or Windows) Touchdesigner installed (free software)
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
An interest in video installation and/or visual performance
No prior experience necessary
Michael Mckellar is a creative designer, instructor & technologist. He has been involved with academia most of his professional life. Currently an Assistant Professor at Practice, within the School of Creative Design and Technology at the University of Texas in Austin, Michael’s classes specializes in the methodologies surrounding the design and development of immersive technologies.
Professionally, he has designed, developed and implemented immersive and interactive commercial work around the world. For clients ranging from construction, realty and even royalty. His portfolio contains a large number of specialist projection and interactive mapping skills from CAVEs, immersive Domes and the connecting human computer interactivity.
He started Programming for People in 2016 to fill a gap in the online tutorial market that was not catering to interactive or creative outlets. It boasts in excess of 10,000 unique viewers each month studying a range of hardware, software and creative computing implementations.