Interoperability

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The devices, protocols and software tools that TouchDesigner interfaces to, via native Operators and Palette components.

TouchDesigner supports a wide range of devices, protocols and external tools that interface via their respective Operators, Palette components, and TouchDesigner Python methods, also known collectively as Interops.

Video Capture and Output Cards[edit]

Blackmagic | Bluefish | AJA | Datapath | Point Grey | Windows Media Foundation | Deltacast | HD-SDI 3G/12G/4K/8K

IP Cameras[edit]

see Video Device In

Movie File Codecs[edit]

Many codecs supported by FFMPEG | H.265 H.264 | HAP and HAP Q | NotchLC | EXR | GoPro Cineform |

Video Streaming[edit]

Newtek NDI with audio | H.264 and HLS/DASH Streaming | RTMP | Syphon and Spout | RTSP | SRT | ZIGCAM from iPhone |

DMX-Based Protocols[edit]

DMX | Art-Net | sACN | FTDI |

Audio[edit]

ASIO | DirectSound | macOS Core Audio | Dante | MP3 AIFF WAV | LTC TimeCode | OpenVR |

Ableton[edit]

Ableton Link | TDAbleton |

Environment Scanners and Tracking[edit]

Kinect Azure | Intel RealSense and Cubemos | Face tracking | WrnchAI | Stype camera tracking | FreeD | Leap Motion | Hokuyo Scanner | Ouster LIDAR | NatNet OptiTrack | Sterolabs ZED tracking camera | BlackTrax | PosiStageNet | Leuze ROD4 | Kinect Classic |

Graphics Languages[edit]

GLSL | Compute Shaders | OpenGL | CUDA | C++ Custom Operators |

Materials and Renderers[edit]

Substance Designer | Notch |

Virtual Reality[edit]

OpenVR | Vive | Oculus Rift | OpenVR Audio |

3D Scene Data[edit]

FBX | Alembic | Pixar USD |

Physics and Dynamics[edit]

Bullet Rigid Body Dynamics | NVIDIA FLow | NVIDIA Flex |

Network Protocols[edit]

OSC | TCP/IP | UDP | UDT |

Web Browser and Tools[edit]

Embedded Chromium/CEF Renderer and Browser | WebSockets | Socketio | Web Server/Web Client |

Projection Mapping and Calibration[edit]

Vioso | Scalable Displays | kantanMapper | camSchnappr | projectorBlend | stoner | Lens Distortion |

Unreal Engine[edit]

UE4 Unreal Engine |

Python and Files[edit]

Python | JSON | XML |

Lasers[edit]

Laser | EtherDream | Helios DAC | Pangolin |

Arduino[edit]

Arduino | Firmata | Serial Ports |

Controllers[edit]

MIDI | Joystick | SpaceMouse |

Internet of Things[edit]

MQTT IoT |

Multi-Touch[edit]

Windows Multi-Touch | TUIO | TouchOSC | ZIG SIM

Open Software Systems[edit]

OpenCV | openFrameworks | numPy |

Image, Color, Text[edit]

Photoshop Live | SVG (TOP and Web Render TOP) | OpenColorIO | Slug Font Rendering |

Licensing[edit]

CodeMeter USB and Cloud Dongles |