Notch is a realtime 3D authoring and rendering package.
Notch Block Playback
Notch Block playback is integrated in TouchDesigner via the Notch TOP, allowing for direct control of Notch blocks inside a TouchDesigner project. This feature is available when using any paid licenses, but Commercial and Educational licenses have limits on their capabilities, as listed here.
Loading a Notch block automically generates any exposed properties as custom parameters on the Notch TOP.
A Notch Builder Pro license is required to load the blocks into TouchDesigner without a watermark (see Notch Builder licensing). With the Notch Builder Pro license, the resolution of the Notch block is limited to 4096x2160, any resolution over that amount will have a watermark. For higher resolutions or multiple HD outputs, a Notch Playback license is required. For Notch Playback licensing and resolution support, please refer to Notch Playback Licensing.
CodeMeter User Runtime must also be installed: https://www.wibu.com/support/user/downloads-user-software.html
The Movie File In TOP can decode and playback movie files using the NotchLC Codec. NotchLC is a high quality codec that is GPU accelerated and can be used for intermediary and playback tasks. No Notch license is required for this playback.
An Operator Family that creates, composites and modifies images, and reads/writes images and movies to/from files and the network. TOPs run on the graphics card's GPU.
The Graphics Processing Unit. This is the high-speed, many-core processor of the graphics card/chip that takes geometry, images and data from the CPU and creates images and processed data.