Visual Thinking with TouchDesigner

ヴィジュアルプログラミングツールTouchDesignerの日本初の解説書

TouchDesignerは、リアルタイム映像出力や大規模インスタレーションで威力を発揮する、ノードベースのビジュアルプログラミングツール。
表現のアイデアを素早く形にでき、かつ拡張性と安定性にも優れた、アートとテクノロジーの結節点たりうる開発環境です。
バージョン099からはMac版も公開され、さらにユーザーを拡げています。

本書は、これからTouchDesignerを始めようとしている入門者、そしてもっと使いこなしたいと思っている初・中級者に向けて、基礎スキルから実践的な応用法までを網羅した解説書です。
先駆者たちへのインタビュー、著名デジタルアーティストたちの制作プロセスと設計思想に迫ったコンテンツも掲載。
TouchDesigner本家Derivative社 ベン・ヴォイト氏特別監修。

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This book's main focus is to be an introduction of TouchDesigner. You can learn how to use the software and all of its general functions. It's not only for beginners but also good for intermediate users and more. It has many amazing interviews about top creators. You can learn essential points and creators' styles through their works and through the interviews.

Now in Japan I feel that every month has TouchDesigner events, sometimes three events in a month! I have never seen this situation in other countries. So many people are interested in TouchDesigner. But TouchDesigner still lacks Japanese documentation which has become a big barrier for beginners. This is the reason why we made this book.

I have held about 10 workshops in two years where I met many types of TouchDesigner users and beginners. They have different backgrounds - engineers, designers, researchers and students. They all make things but they also make it differently and TouchDesigner works well in all their fields.

I think TouchDesigner's potential extends beyond visual art and the field of media art. And I also think that if practitioners in other fields start to use TouchDesigner that it will have a very good effect for visual art. I believe this book will spur an increase of interest in TouchDesigner users in Japan. I hope it also has a good effect for the Japanese visual sense and media art scene!