TouchDesigner Tutorials with Elburz & nVoid

Kinect 2 Fundamentals

Summary

Everyone has had a client ask them to make something cool with a Kinect 2. Where do you being? What can you make? Will it be hard or easy? How do we combine the Kinect info with regular TouchDesigner work that we have to do. In this workshop, I introduce you to the fundamentals of using the Kinect 2. This includes initial setup, using the invaluable Kinect Studio 2.0, demonstrating the common uses of Kinect 2 in TouchDesigner, and then talking through many of the common hardware pitfalls when using a Kinect 2 for a project.

What's included?

  • 2 hours of HD video
  • Project files

Workshop objectives

  • Learn about the basics of TouchDesigner application
  • Learn mouse and keyboard shortcuts used by pros
  • Learn about all the operator families
  • Create small projects with Elburz to get familiar with basic TouchDesigner workflows

Pre-requisites

  • Beginner TouchDesigner skills
  • Microsoft Kinect 2 for Windows sensor

"Elburz is a master, and as a teacher he uniquely takes on the seemingly mundane but ultimately very important micro lessons woven into the macro techniques which makes for a highly productive and holistic approach to learning. His attention to detail, sense of humor, and worldly perspective on the industry makes him a perfect teacher."

-Hal Lovemelt

Hal Lovemelt

Biography

Elburz is the Immersive Technical Director of zero11zero, lead of nVoid division, and is one of the leading authorities on TouchDesigner.

He has worked on product launches, permanent installations, and worldwide tours with clients like Google, Kanye West, Giorgio Armani, Burj Khalifa, VISA, Nike, US Open, TIFF, American Express, Seattle Art Museum, Cannes Lions, Axwell & Ingrosso, Verizon, McDonalds, IBM, and many more. Elburz has lead teams across the world from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Scotland, and Paris.