Touch FTEDerivative’s Touch Designer had been on my radar a couple years, ever since Daryl Chonka showed me the power of it’s force.  Recently a Touch user master named Russ Haines created a series of 5 minute Touch Designer learning videos, and they’ve motivated me to build a projection mapping project in Touch. 

Within 24hrs of the Touch install I had a basic working projection map of the wood cabin where I live, conected to an Arduino serving data from an IR sensor modifying the video output… Was able to clamp and ramp the arduino imput so it was nice and smooooth (my arduino code was weak – but Touch took care of that!). The projection map isn’t tweaked yet (24hrs!), but I am amazed at how quickly you can flesh out an idea in Touch Designer – stay tuned.  A HUGE personal thanks to Russ Haines for making the Touch Designer tutorials available – there’s no way I could have progressed this far in 24hrs without his excellent contribution to the scene.  Check em out:  http://vimeo.com/user913321