Getting Started With TouchDesigner

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Getting Started with TouchDesigner

To download TouchDesigner, go to

While downloading, create an account so you can get a key later.

Install and launch TouchDesigner.


TouchDesigner Non-Commercial can be used (free) for personal and educational use, including demoing and learning how to use TouchDesigner.

Educational, Commercial and Pro licenses are available from the store, the Licensing page explains the differeces in features.

Key Manager Dialog will open if no key is present.

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

TouchDesigner licenses include 1 year of updates from the date of purchase. 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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