Getting Started With TouchDesigner

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Getting Started with TouchDesigner

To download TouchDesigner, go to

Install and launch TouchDesigner. The Key Manager Dialog will open if no license is present.


The Licensing page explains how to create new TouchDesigner keys using the Key Manager Dialog.

Running 088 and 099 at the same time - You can install TouchDesigner 099 and 088 at the same time. TouchDesigner 088 builds 61700+ will run on 099 keys. If you want to run both versions with one key, create a 099 key and upgrade the 088 build you are running to 61700+.

Updating to 099 - TouchDesigner licenses include 1 year of updates. Please read the Updates article for details.

Where to Start Learning TouchDesigner

The Learning TouchDesigner page will introduce you to all the learning materials available for TouchDesigner. After this Getting Started section you can learn how to use TouchDesigner through the other tutorials, examples, and documentation.

If you are interested in attending workshops or schools teaching TouchDesigner, check out the Education section.

For those eager to do write some code, Python is the default scripting language of TouchDesigner. You can find all the Python documentation and reference material starting here: Category:Python.

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