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Multimedia Programming Using Max/MSP and TouchDesigner by Patrik Lechner

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Basics and UI of TouchDesigner

After you have downloaded, installed, and opened TD, you will find something like this:

Basics and UI of TouchDesigner

What you see is a default network that consists of a couple of operators or OPs wired together. Just as in Max, we create things by wiring up boxes or nodes; in TD, the boxes are called operators instead of objects, and what you end up with is called a network instead of a patch. The signal flow is also slightly different as you can see. In Max, inlets were at the top of an object while outlets were at its bottom; this encouraged a top-to-bottom signal flow. In TouchDesigner, the flow is from left to right since inputs are at the ...

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