TouchDesigner Alternatives

    TouchDesigner is described as 'complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and supports TouchDesigner and offers their services to do custom production using TouchDesigner'. There are more than 25 alternatives to TouchDesigner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Windows Phone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TouchDesigner are Autodesk Maya (Paid), Autodesk 3ds Max (Paid), Sketchfab (Freemium) and Pure Data (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.
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      This alternative is disputed. Blender is still a legitimate alternative to TouchDesigner, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    2. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
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    3. Overview Model your vision down to the last detail 3ds Max offers a rich and flexible toolset to create premium designs with full artistic control.
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    4. Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins. Every new format has its global platform: videos have Youtube, photos have flickr, sounds have Soundcloud... Now 3D files have Sketchfab.
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      Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.
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    5. vvvv is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.
      Almost everyone thinks Vvvv is a great alternative to TouchDesigner.
    6. Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including: * Modeling - All standard geometry entities including Polygons, (Hierarchical) NURBs/Bezier Curves/Patches & Trims, Metaballs * Animation - Keyframed animation and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs), motion...
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    7. Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media In use for over twenty years by performers, composers, artists, scientists, teachers, and students, Max is the way to make your computer do things that reflect your individual ideas and dreams.
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    8. Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse.
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    9. LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools.
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