Panel

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A Panel, or Control Panel is a custom graphical user interface user control built within TouchDesigner. See Panel Component, which are used to create such user interfaces.

The "look" of a panel is created using TOPs. The "feel" or behavior is determined by the settings of the Panel Components, the Panel Execute DAT, the panel member of the panelCOMP Class, and the use of the Panel CHOP which turns Panel Values into CHOP Channels.

To display a panel in a floating or fixed-position window on your monitors, use the Window COMP.

While editing, a panel can be viewed by

  • right-clicking on a Panel Component and selecting View...
  • changing Pane type to Panel
  • clicking on the Pane Bar the square icon (Open Viewer) if you are working inside a Panel component

A custom interactive control panel built within TouchDesigner. Panels are created using Panel Components whose look is created entirely with TOPs.

A custom interactive control panel built within TouchDesigner. Panels are created using Panel Components whose look is created entirely with TOPs.

An Operator Family which operate on Channels (a series of numbers) which are used for animation, audio, mathematics, simulation, logic, UI construction, and many other applications.

The viewer of a node can be (1) the interior of a node (the Node Viewer), (2) a floating window (RMB->View... on node), or (3) a Pane that graphically shows the results of an operator.