Presented by: Derivative en colaboración con INTUS
Place: Casa MUTEK.MX – Fraternidad de la Universidad de la Comunicación
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21
Schedule: 9 – 16H

Links: Derivative INTUS Fee: $400 MN

Due to the recent earthquake, the dates of the festival and all its events have been changed. Please check our webpage for more info.

FULL QUOTA: the selected participants to take the workshop will be notified by email.

Experience Level:
Beginner with some Intermediate

Workshop Instructors:
Ben Voigt and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative) with Gilberto Castro (INTUS)

Workshop Coordinator:
Isabelle Rousset

Schedule: 9 – 16H (includes 40 min lunch break)
Monday: demos, open discussion and tutoring from 16-19H.
Tuesday: social/meetup 16-18H


Join the Derivative team and special guests this November for our first MUTEK MEXICO TouchDesigner workshop. For anyone interested in mastering the fundamentals and attaining a working knowledge of TouchDesigner quickly this is the time and place. This workshop will have a focus on visualization techniques in TouchDesigner taking its cue from MUTEK’s tradition of attracting innovative artists who make visuals for music.

TouchDesigner is a real-time visual development platform that can be used for creating interactive media systems, immersive/projection mapping environments, music visuals, building custom applications and UIs and for the rapid-prototyping of creative impulses.

While workshop registration is limited to 20 active participants there will be space for a few observers to drop in and follow along with the workshop. Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Following the workshop on Tuesday we invite the community gathered in Mexico to join us for a ‘happy hour’ from 16-18H to meet and chat.


Equipment that participants need to bring along

Laptop Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and up or Apple macOS 10.11 and up. While we do support Integrated Intel Graphics (HD4000 and up) we do recommend a discreet GPU of the NVIDIA GeForce 600 or AMD HD 7000 Series and up. Make sure all drivers are up to date. You will also need a 3-button (or 2 button with clickable scroll wheel). See System Requirments on the Derivative wiki.

Prepare Your Laptop

Please install the latest build of TouchDesigner 099 here. If you haven’t updated your graphics drivers in a long time, it would be a good idea to check for new ones at or

Open TouchDesigner to make sure everything is working. If this is the first time running TouchDesigner on this laptop it will ask you to create a key. You will need to be a member at to create a key, you can here.

Prepare Yourself: Watch/Study These Tutorials

To get the full value of this workshop we recommend familiarizing yourself with TouchDesigner by watching (ideally working along with) these video tutorials:

On the Derivative wiki: “First Things to Know About TouchDesigner” Part 1 and Part 2
And for the keeners we recommend Matthew Ragan’s Yale Workshop


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