TouchDesigner Tutorials with Elburz and The Interactive & Immersive HQ

SOPs Demystified


SOPs are tough, there's no getting around that, but they aren't impossible. What most people lack is a fundamental understanding of how SOPs work and the data structure that drives them. With this knowledge in hand, it's possible to do great things with SOPs. In this training, Elburz takes you from SOP ground-zero through to making some SOP data visualizations and particle systems with attractors and metaball forces.

What's included?

  • Over 2 hours of HD video
  • Project files

Workshop objectives

  • Learn the underlying dat structure of SOPs
  • Explore pro tricks for using SOP Viewers and Geometry Panels
  • Introduction to basic SOP generators
  • Learn how to render SOPs
  • Overview of common materials
  • Build a dynamic 2D data vizualiazation with SOPs
  • Learn the basics of Particle SOP
  • Explore surface attractor tips for particle systems
  • Use metaballs and forces to control particle systems


  • Beginner TouchDesigner skills

"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


Elburz is the co-founder of The Interactive & Immersive HQ, 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.