1.1.TD vs other media environments (vvvv, pd, max/msp)
Paradigm and workflow in a node-based environment.
1.2.Basics of the UI. Data Types, Contexts and the Lexicon
Structure of default project
1.3 Learn workflow by simple example
Exporting of Chops. Range of Values
Remap Color of Circle by Radius
2.1. Intro to TOPs.
Compositing, Color Correction.
Feedback Chain Effects
2.2. Intro to CHOP
Control of the node parameters by CHOPS and Expressions
Advanced Chop Exporting
2.3 Basic 3D Scene
Importing 3D Scenes from Houdini using new FBX
The basic setup of the animated 3D scene
3.2.Animating Noise TOP
3.3 Building Modular Projects.
3.4 Clock Divider
3.5 Setting Up AV Scene
4.1. Content Playback
4.2.Advanced Content Playback
4.3.Building a custom Movie Player Tox
5.1. Basics of UI
5.2. Building a Basic Synthesizer
6.1. Synchronization, OSC and Timecode
6.2. Keyframe Animation
6.3. .Parametric Animation. CHOP Recording
Minimum skills (not strongly required, but get ready to learn): familiarity with command line (shell) operations.
Programming skills will greatly help with exploring specific details of the used instruments.
Complete course program would require Windows computer with a decent Nvidia GPU with at least 6Gb VRAM (hard minimum is 1060, reasonable level 2070+).
Users with Macs would be able to use Collab versions (no integration with TD in this case).
Partial payment option available: 50% before the start of the course and 50% 1 month after the start
All practical topics have corresponding tasks to complete as homeworks. Most of them require to repeat the actions from the lectures on your own supply.We recommend to execute them even if everything is clear in theory - to ensure that you won’t face unexpected issues in your future work.
During final week you will have to develop and complete your own project (with our assistance) as a kind of exam of the obtained knowledge.
10-12 hours per week should be sufficient to master necessary concepts and skills. You may want to invest more time for more exhaustve explorations though. Remember, the course program is somewhat open-ended: nearly all topics are not limited in scope, and have lots of options for extra developments.