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    TouchDesigner Alternatives for Mac

    TouchDesigner is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to TouchDesigner and 17 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to TouchDesigner are Autodesk Maya (Paid), Pure Data (Free, Open Source), Max/MSP (Paid) and Houdini (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative...
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    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.
      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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      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.
    3. Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media
    4. Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including:


    5. Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse.
    6. Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, performances, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up simple building blocks.
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      Orca is an Esoteric Programming Language and live-coding environment for musical experimentation. In Orca, each letter of the alphabet is an operation, lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame.
    7. Fugio is a free, open source, visual programming system for making digital art and creative projects using a wide range of technologies, for Windows, OS X, and Linux (including Raspberry Pi).
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      VDMX5 was created from the ground up to meet the demands of realtime video performance. Built around a robust data processing architecture it was designed to be used with whatever hardware- or software- you've got available.
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