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=== [http://www.derivative.ca/099/downloads/ Download] ===
 
=== [http://www.derivative.ca/099/downloads/ Download] ===
  
=== [[What's New in 099]] ===
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=== [[What's New in 099|What's New Spring 2019]] ===
 
'''Highlights'''
 
'''Highlights'''
* '''Faster Performance''' with [[Optimized Python Expressions]] and Cached Expression Results.
 
* '''Faster startup''' and launch times.
 
* [[RealSense TOP]] updated to work with D-series cameras D415 and D435.
 
* [[AJA]] video devices get GPUDirect mode for reduced latency.
 
* Support for '''Ximea''' cameras.
 
* [[Audio Render CHOP]] uses Steam Audio SDK for spatial audio in TouchDesigner.
 
* [[Dante]] audio better supported with all ASIO processing now in 32 bit floats.
 
* [[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.
 
* '''DMX''' and '''sACN''' bugs fixes and improvements in the [[DMX In CHOP]] and [[DMX Out CHOP]].
 
* [[Alembic SOP]] and [[CPlusPlus SOP|C++ SOP]] give you more options to get geometry into TouchDesigner, both with GPUDirect mode.
 
* [[PreFilter Map TOP]] enables prefilter of Environment Lights using spatial harmonics.
 
* [[Layout TOP]] offers fast layout of multiple TOP inputs in rows, columns, or grids.
 
* [[NDI]] performance boosted with support for faster encoding formats.
 
* [[Movie File Out TOP]] gets H.265 and HAP encoding and Image Sequence recording.
 
* [[GLSL]] allows the use of #include statements and '''Geometry Shaders''' have new built-in functions and features.
 
* [[S Curve CHOP]] simplies the creation of beautiful S-curves.
 
* [[Privacy]] now works additioally with CodeMeter [[License Dongle]]s.
 
* [[OP Snippets]] launches in current process to the example for your currently selected operator.
 
* '''Parameter Help''' on every parameter by simply rolling over it while holding 'alt/option' key.
 
* '''GPU times''' now reported in Performance Monitor, Probe tool, pop-up info on nodes, and via python methods.
 
* [[Panel Component|Panel COMPs]] get scrollbars and rendering improvements.
 
* [[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.
 
* [[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.
 
  
 
For the complete picture, see [[What's New in 099|What's New in 099]], and [[Release Notes]] for a full changelog.
 
For the complete picture, see [[What's New in 099|What's New in 099]], and [[Release Notes]] for a full changelog.
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[[TouchDesigner Non-Commercial|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 [[TouchDesigner Commercial|Commercial]] or [[TouchDesigner Pro|Pro]] license. For a comparison of licenses see [[Licensing]].
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[[TouchDesigner Non-Commercial|Non-Commercial]] licenses are available at no charge for personal, educational, or evaluation purposes. If you or your organization are compensated for your work with TouchDesigner, you must have a [[TouchDesigner Commercial|Commercial]] or [[TouchDesigner Pro|Pro]] license. For a comparison of licenses see [[Licensing]].
  
  
 
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Revision as of 08:34, 6 May 2019

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Download[edit]

What's New Spring 2019[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 at no charge 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]

  • TouchDesigner Official Youtube - A growing collection of Derivative tutorials and workshop recordings, as well as videos from previous TouchDesigner Summits.
  • AllTD.org - An excellent resource that compiles learning materials in multi-languages from the broad TouchDesigner community, thanks to Jan Gryczan in Berlin.
  • Tutorials Page - A full list of tutorials available. Including user-contributed and older 088 legacy sections.

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.
  • Python page is the main jumping off point for all things Python in TouchDesigner. Python Reference is an alphabetical index of all Python pages in the wiki. Python Classes and Modules is grouped by subject. Also see the Introduction to Python Tutorial to learn the basics of Python scripting in TouchDesigner.
  • TouchDesigner Tips - A collection of short how-to tutorials showing you how to accomplish certain tasks.
  • Search documentation using the wiki advanced search page.
  • On the splash page when starting TouchDesigner, press TOUCHTIPS to get various usage tips while-u-wait.
  • 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]

  • OP Snippets - Hundreds of examples found via (1) the Help -> Operator Snippets menu, or (2) right-click on any operator in any network, or (3) right-click on any operator in the OP Create menu. When you get there, browse the various OP types, or try pressing Rand or Newest.
  • Palette Browser - In the menu Dialogs -> Palette Library, or the left-pane of the default TouchDesigner.
  • .tox Component forum - User-contributed components.

Derivative Forums[edit]

White Papers and Topics[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
  • Books - Books to help you learn TouchDesigner. NEW! Writing GLSL Shaders
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Frequently asked questions about TouchDesigner.
  • CHOPCHOPCHOP - A marketplace for TouchDesigner Components.
  • GitHub projects - Browse GitHub for a wide range of user submitted projects.
  • Resources - Textures, devices, animations, movies, audio and more.