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==== '''[http://www.derivative.ca/099/downloads/ Download Now]''' ====
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=== [[What's New in 099]] ===
 
=== [[What's New in 099]] ===
 
'''Highlights'''
 
'''Highlights'''
* '''Faster Performance''' with Optimized Python Expressions and Cached Expression Results.
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* '''Faster Performance''' with [[Optimized Python Expressions]] and Cached Expression Results.
 
* '''Faster startup''' and launch times.
 
* '''Faster startup''' and launch times.
 
* [[RealSense TOP]] updated to work with D-series cameras D415 and D435.
 
* [[RealSense TOP]] updated to work with D-series cameras D415 and D435.
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* Support for '''Ximea''' cameras.
 
* Support for '''Ximea''' cameras.
 
* [[Audio Render CHOP]] uses Steam Audio SDK for spatial audio in TouchDesigner.
 
* [[Audio Render CHOP]] uses Steam Audio SDK for spatial audio in TouchDesigner.
* [[Dante]] audio better supported with all ASIO processing now in 32 bits.
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* [[Dante]] audio better supported with all ASIO processing now in 32 bit floats.
* [[Hokuyo CHOP]] connects to [http://www.hokuyo-aut.jp/search/single.php?serial=166 Hokuyo laser] scanners.  
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* [[Hokuyo CHOP]] connects [http://www.hokuyo-aut.jp/search/single.php?serial=166 Hokuyo laser] scanners using ethernet or serial connections.  
 
* [[PosiStageNet CHOP]] reads data from the [http://www.posistage.net PosiStageNet] protocol.
 
* [[PosiStageNet CHOP]] reads data from the [http://www.posistage.net PosiStageNet] protocol.
 
* '''DMX''' and '''sACN''' bugs fixes and improvements in the [[DMX In CHOP]] and [[DMX Out CHOP]].
 
* '''DMX''' and '''sACN''' bugs fixes and improvements in the [[DMX In CHOP]] and [[DMX Out CHOP]].
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* [[Parameter COMP]] and [[Custom Parameters]] updated to make more flexible and fast to setup.
 
* [[Parameter COMP]] and [[Custom Parameters]] updated to make more flexible and fast to setup.
 
* [[Python]] updates to [[quaternion_Class|Quaternion Class]], [[matrix_Class|Matrix Class]], [[OP_Class]], [[app_Class|App Class]], [[windowCOMP_Class|Window COMP Class]] and [[monitor_Class|Monitor Class]] and more.
 
* [[Python]] updates to [[quaternion_Class|Quaternion Class]], [[matrix_Class|Matrix Class]], [[OP_Class]], [[app_Class|App Class]], [[windowCOMP_Class|Window COMP Class]] and [[monitor_Class|Monitor Class]] and more.
* [[TDAbleton]], [[Palette:kantanMapper|Kantan Mapper]], [[Palette:MoviePlayer|moviePlayer]] and more tools updated.
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* [[TDAbleton]], [[Palette:kantanMapper|Kantan Mapper]], [[Palette:moviePlayer|moviePlayer]] and more tools updated.
 
* '''SDK''' updates include '''FBX''' 2017.1, '''Oculus''' 1.16.0, '''OpenVR''' 1.0.14, '''RealSense libRealSense''' 2.11.0.
 
* '''SDK''' updates include '''FBX''' 2017.1, '''Oculus''' 1.16.0, '''OpenVR''' 1.0.14, '''RealSense libRealSense''' 2.11.0.
  

Latest revision as of 14:58, 13 August 2018

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Download[edit]

What's New in 099[edit]

Highlights

For the complete picture, see What's New in 099, and Release Notes for a full changelog.


Updating to the most recent build requires a key whose 'Update Date' is after the build's compile date. Check your license's 'Update Date' in the Keys section of your profile at derivative.ca. If your key is out of date, purchase '1 Year of Updates' from the store to update it for use with the most recent builds.


Non-Commercial licenses are available for personal, educational, or evaluation purposes. If you or your organization are compensated for your work with TouchDesigner, you must have a Commercial or Pro license. For a comparison of licenses see Licensing.


Getting Started[edit]

Tutorials and Workshop Videos[edit]

Online Courses (paid)[edit]

Documentation[edit]

  • Browse the Wiki Categories. Also explore the navigation bar on the left using the links or search field.
  • Operator Help pages - All the node types of TouchDesigner.
  • Introduction to Python - An introduction to Python scripting in TouchDesigner. Python Reference is also available for a full list of python classes.
  • TouchDesigner Tips - A collection of short how-to tutorials showing you how to accomplish certain tasks.
  • Search documentation using the wiki advanced search page.
  • Offline Help - Access the wiki when you are not connected to the internet by pre-downloading the offline documentation package.

Sample Components, Tools and Examples[edit]

Derivative Forums[edit]

Other Resources[edit]

  • Facebook - Join us on Facebook and keep up to date with the latest TouchDesigner projects.
  • TouchDesigner Help on Facebook- Massively Helpful Facebook Help Group for TouchDesigner run by users.
  • Vimeo - Videos posted by the TouchDesigner community on Vimeo.
  • Twitter - Follow us on Twitter @1null1
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Frequently asked questions about TouchDesigner.
  • Books - A list of books written about TouchDesigner.
  • CHOPCHOPCHOP - A marketplace for TouchDesigner Components.
  • GitHub projects - Browse GitHub for a wide range of user submitted projects.
  • Resources - Textures, devices, movies, audio and more.

A text string that contains data (string, float, list, boolean, etc.) and operators (+ * < etc) that are evaluated by the node's language (python or Tscript) and returns a string, float list or boolean, etc. Expressions are used in parameters, DATs and in scripts.

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.

The tool built-in to TouchDesigner that analyzes and displays what TouchDesigner is doing as it generates an image.

A built-in panel in TouchDesigner that contains a library of components and media that can be dragged-dropped into a TouchDesigner network.