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 has been an essential guide for me in this exciting and growing industry. He demystified many of the inner workings of TouchDesigner in my early days and has come in clutch with solutions on a number of high-profile installations we've worked on together since."

-Landon Thomas

Landon Thomas

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.