The Interactive & Immersive HQ

Become a World-Class TouchDesigner Professional

The only comprehensive educational and community platform for TouchDesigner developers. Taught by industry veterans with decades of combined experience.

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The Interactive and Immersive HQ PRO is an essential tool for new and experienced TouchDesigner creators who want to take their practice to the next level.

Matthew Ragan

Cofounder at SudoMagic

Learn TouchDesigner, Immersive Design, and Creative Tech 10x faster through our on-demand training platform

Want to create installations that use GPU particle systems, volumetric lighting, and multi-composite operators?

How about build dynamic 3D interactive installations that can scale to multi-touch and virtual reality without changing anything about your setup?

Or maybe you just want to get clients who pay you $1,500 a day for your services (with the right skills, this is very realistic).

All of this is available in The Interactive & Immersive HQ PRO training platform, where instructors like Elburz Sorkhabi and Matthew Ragan share everything you need to become an in-demand, world-class interactive tech and immersive media developer.

The training we provide is probably different from anything you’ve ever seen. That’s because most resources focus solely on content creation. We go deeper, covering technique, systems engineering, hardware and software integration, application development, and business skills, in addition to how to create beautiful content.

When we say deep, we mean it – our training platform consists of over 70 on-demand, full courses (200+ hours of content).

Through The HQ PRO training platform, you’ll get the skills you need to create high-end, big-budget projects in the real world
– not just make pretty projects in your basement. 

And you’ll develop these skills 10x faster than you would if you were trying to learn on your own.

Get 70+ Full Courses in The HQ PRO Training Platform

Take on more advanced projects and reduce development cycles with the streamlined, collaboration-focused project architectures the pros use.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Eliminate tearing, stuering, and judder, choose the perfect hardware for your installations, and get the undocumented nVidia Quadro driver tuning seings Derivative and nVidia don’t tell you about.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Create 3D installations on a massive scale, work with high-density point clouds using sensors, and manipulate complex geometry in real time for truly interactive, large-scale immersive projects.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Learn how to create playback systems, state machines, network controls, algorithmic systems, decision trees, and customize EVERY aspect of your TouchDesigner installation with Python.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Journey through the critical developments that have happened in art and technology over thousands of years. Discover the longer-term narrative that connects immersive media to the fine art and build a strong foundation for your artistic concepts and explorations.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Create real-time 3D graphics that are extremely high quality in Notch and control and command it inside of TouchDesigner as if it was native content.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Build particle systems with Niagara, communicate between TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine using OSC and TCP, send textures using NDI and Spout, and build your own content environments in Unreal Engine while interacting with them from TouchDesigner.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Learn the fundamentals of form, colour theory, typography, grid layouts, and expression as it applies to designing interactive & immersive experiences.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Discover the entire projection mapping pipeline, from from content creation all the way through projector setup and calibration, as well as 2D masking with KantanMapper and 3D mapping with CamSchnappr.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Build particle systems with Niagara, communicate between TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine using OSC and TCP, send textures using NDI and Spout, and build your own content environments in Unreal Engine while interacting with them from TouchDesigner.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Discover how to approach designing music and sound for immersive experiences. Explore the challenges of this process, new approaches to concepts/design/production phases, and how to notate music across an experience.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Get everything you need to take your interface and control mechanisms to the next level, including touch-based interfaces, traditional MIDI-connected devices, and advanced configurations and approaches for bidirectional communication between controllers and TouchDesigner.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Create and optimize professional-grade UIs like interactive panels, turntable additions for live shows, and customizable remote controls that scale seamlessly and look beautiful.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Learn how to pitch and price projects, understand and negotiate contracts, and develop the business skills and savvy necessary to earn top-dollar using your TouchDesigner skills.
RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

PLUS 50+ MORE FULL COURSES!
With new courses added every month.

RETAIL PRICE: $125
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Get The Only Mini-Degree Program for Immersive Design, Creative Technology, and TouchDesigner Professionals

Do you want to create stadium visuals, interactive art installations, and multi-story projection mapping projects, but don’t know where to start?

Are you working in a traditional media field like graphic design, computer animation, or the performing arts, but want to explore the cutting-edge intersection of art and technology?

Or perhaps you already work in the interactive tech and immersive media industry, but feel like you’ve hit a ceiling, and don’t know how to progress to a position where you have more creative control?

In any case, your problem is the same…
And that’s that there’s no clear path to becoming a serious professional in the interactive technology and immersive media industry.

Until now.

Introducing The Immersive Design and Creative Technology Mini-Degree.

Spanning over 60 hours, our “mini-degree” program is taught by some of the best in our industry, including Elburz Sorkhabi, Matthew Ragan, Josue Ibanez, and a host of high-level pros.

We’ll take you on a journey through art and new media history and trends, storytelling for interactive technology, and foundational design and prototyping concepts.

You’ll then move onto beginner and advanced TouchDesigner skillsets, important tools like Notch, Blender, and Unreal, and fundamental audio concepts and techniques for immersive designers.
Everything culminates with modules on how to land your dream gig or start a studio or freelance practice.
We know how hard it can be starting out in our industry
That’s why we created The Immersive Design and Creative Technology Mini-Degree:

Once you finish the program, you’ll have the tools and resources you need to work as an in-demand professional and achieve your full creative potential in the interactive tech and immersive media industry.

The 7 Pillars of The Immersive Design and Creative Technology Mini-Degree

Harness the wisdom of timeless artists and their proven creative processes. Analyze and leverage new media trends for your work

Bring your ideas, stories, and feelings to life through the unique language of interactive tech and immersive media.
Learn TouchDesigner fundamentals, the driving force behind multi-room installations, arena shows with audio-reactive visuals, and real-time, generative, interactive content.

Get the TouchDesigner techniques you need to build high-end projects and dramatically broaden the range of your creativity for your own artistic pursuits.

Explore software and tools like Blender, Unreal Engine, Notch, and microcontrollers – solve any problem a potential client or employer throws your way.

Discover how to setup audio systems in the unique context of a physical installation space. Incorporate audio based on generative content and user input.

Let the best in the business show you how to start your own successful studio, get work as a freelancer, or land your dream job in the interactive tech & immersive media industry.

Ask Elburz and Matthew Ragan Anything,
Anytime in The HQ PRO Community

Need urgent help with a gig?

In The Interactive & Immersive HQ PRO, you’ll have one-on-one, unfiltered access to Elburz Sorkhabi and Mahew Ragan every single day. These two have been in the industry for over a decade creating large-scale installations for brands such as Google, Kanye West, AT&T, Salesforce, and Nike.

Looking for career advice and mentorship?

In The HQ PRO, our coaches answer every single one of your questions. Discussion threads often span multiple paragraphs, delving deep into the issue at hand so that you not only get a solution, but that you understand the solution and how to solve problems like this going forward.

Have a specific technical challenge you can’t seem to solve?

If you normally go to forums and public help groups for guidance, you know that you’re not guaranteed to get an answer. And when you do get help, it’s often incomplete and from a source that may or may not have professional experience working in the interactive tech and immersive media industry.

You’ve come to the right place.

In addition to working with Elburz and Mahew, you’ll be joining an exciting community of over 200 other TouchDesigner pros eager to share knowledge. It’s a place for all of us to get above the noise and have high-level industry and artistic conversations.

Join Accelerator Sessions, Live Workshops with World-Class Professionals, Twice per Month

Want to transfer the secrets of world class immersive design and creative technology developers directly into your brain?

That’s the idea behind the “Accelerator Sessions.”

Join us for twice-monthly workshops with some of the best artists and developers in the business.

Dubbed “Accelerator Sessions,” these masterclasses feature top pros sharing their best strategies, secrets, tools, and tricks they’ve gained over years of working on world-class projects. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of every
session.

Meet The Accelerator Coaches

Noah Norman

Chief @ Hard Work Party

Ian Shelanskey

Interactive Engineer

Josue Ibanez

Founder @ Cocolab

Hal Lovemelt

CEO @ Feedback.Video

Matthew Ragan

Co-Founder @ SudoMagic

Santiago Russek

CEO @ Feedback.video

The Only Certification Program for
TouchDesigner Professionals

If you’ve ever wished there was a college or university program tailored specifically to our industry, you’re not alone.
That’s why we created our certification program.
Each certification provides unparalleled depth of knowledge into a specific domain of TouchDesigner and interactive & immersive tech and media.

No fluff, no filler – just the concepts you need to know and the skills most sought-after by employers (which happen to be the skills most aspiring pros lack).

Better than college and university programs, which are normally outdated before they begin and are 10-30x the cost of a year’s subscription in The HQ PRO.
Get a digital badge for each certificate that will set you apart from the competition when applying for gigs.
Each certificate requires the completion of an exam that consists of both written and practical components.
Once passed, you will be given a certificate that can be displayed on LinkedIn and our job board, as well as on your CV when applying for gigs and jobs.
Develop a strong understanding of the fundamentals of TouchDesigner, the six operator families, and real-time generative content creation. Perfect for beginners looking to start their TouchDesigner careers on the right foot.
From the basics of object-oriented programming through decision trees, callbacks, loops, modules, and extensions, you’ll learn how to control, customize, and scale every aspect of your TouchDesigner projects using Python.
Create stunning content, operate and scale projects and live installations using the combined power of Unreal Engine and TouchDesigner. You’ll get industry best practices that few other developers have, puing you far ahead of nearly everyone else in the field.

Get the Battle-Tested TouchDesigner Template & Tool Pack

When you join The HQ PRO, you’ll get over 20 custom-made TouchDesigner tools and 100+ project files and templates that have been refined over the course of dozens of gigs.

Developed as a result of decades of combined experience by seasoned industry pros, the Battle-Tested Template and Tool Pack is now used by hundreds of professional TouchDesigner developers.

These field-tested production tools, project file references, workflows, and templates form the foundation of our TouchDesigner practice. We rely on them to support and enhance all our professional projects – now you can, too.
Drag-and-drop high-performance filters that give your projects an Aesthetic edge without any extra work on your part. Filters include bloom, VHS tape glitch, paint stroke, toon shader, Rutt-Etra, and more.
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Production-grade 8- and 16-input tool for ultra-quick compositing with extremely high GPU performance. Easy to access parameters let you crop, position, and scale input textures on all the inputs without needing tons of operators.
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Access search and streaming data from Twitter API efficiently and use it in real-time in TouchDesigner – All you have to do is provide your API keys!
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Scrape all the images from a user’s feed and brings them into TouchDesigner without requiring Instagram API credentials
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Take keyframe tracks from After Effects and convert them into native TouchDesigner Animation COMPs that play back and manipulate your keyframes in real time.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
All permanent installations need a process monitor. Stalker ensures that your project is always up and running and never faces downtime.
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Working on remote or virtual productions and need a console that you can use as a starting point for creating your own custom broadcast desk? Look no further.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Includes common audio analysis examples such as isolating kicks and snares from a track as well as how to visualize audio like a spectrogram

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Pro templates and examples include creating basic composite shaders, conditional statements, multiple colour buffer routing, 3D point manipulation, manipulating points with noise, instancing Kinect 2 data, and creating GPU particle systems.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Includes basic referencing, expressions, control flow, callbacks, list comprehensions, Python storage, extension building, sending emails, sending SMS, logging, and more.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Get up and running with Kinect 2 instantly with our Kinect usage templates such as drawing with hand positions, instancing based on skeleton joints, deforming meshes using depth data, and green-screening with the player index data.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
Examples and templates on setting up bullet physics, using different kinds of forces, instancing in a simulation, creating constraints between objects, and using Python callbacks for the ultimate physics interactions.
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Make your TouchDesigner renders look stunning with templates and examples of shadows, depth of field, environment lights, PBR setups, and common render pass compositing uses.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Our SOP templates help you get started with drawing graphs using SOPs as well as creating particle systems that use forces, metaballs, attractor geometries, and more.

RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP
PLUS OVER 100 MORE TOOLS, TEMPLATES, AND PROJECT FILES
Used by hundreds of professional TouchDesigner developers.
RETAIL PRICE: $27
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP

Your 7-Day Free Trial, Zero-Risk HQ PRO Guarantee

We believe so strongly that The HQ PRO can change the lives of TouchDesigner developers that we’ll give you access to EVERYTHING we have to offer, completely free for 7 days.

For complete beginners, we feel that The HQ PRO is the only program that can help you build a career where you work on projects you love while getting paid 6-figures.

For intermediate and advanced professionals, The HQ PRO offers you an exclusive opportunity to hone your skills, solidify your expertise, and take full control over your creative and professional life.

Because we’re so confident in The HQ PRO, we’re giving everyone who signs up for the 7-Day Free Trial our Battle-Tested Template and Tool Pack, FREE to keep forever. Developed as a result of decades of combined experience by the likes of Elburz Sorkhabi and Matthew Ragan, the Template and Tool Pack is now used by thousands of professional TouchDesigner developers. The Pack consists of over 20 custom-made tools and over 100 project files and templates.

Sign up today, watch as much of our training as you like, and ask as many questions as you like in The HQ PRO Community, and download our Battle-Tested Templates and Tools. If you don’t want to stick around after 7 days, no worries – just cancel your subscription (it’s easy) and you’ll never pay a dime.

What industry veterans say about us

H A L LOV E M E LT

HAL LOVEMELT

CEO | @FEEDBACK VIDEO

“The Interactive & Immersive HQ PRO team uniquely takes on the seemingly mundane but ultimately very important micro lessons woven into the macro techniques of interactive design which makes for a highly productive and holistic approach to learning. Their attention to detail, sense of humor, and worldly perspective on the industry makes them the perfect teachers”.

LANDON THOMAS

NTERACTIVE ENGINEER | @OBSCURA DIGITAL

The HQ PRO coaches have been an essential guide for me in this exciting and growing industry. They demystified many of the inner workings of TouchDesigner in my early days and have come in clutch with solutions on a number of high-profile installations.

NOAH NORMAN

CHIEF | @HARD WORK PARTY

When it comes to TouchDesigner, The HQ PRO teacher’s names are often mentioned in the same breath with the authors of the program. Despite their mastery, they understand the confusion that can come with encountering complex topics for the first time. They are natural teachers, they’re funny, and they’re easy on the eyes.

The Interactive & Immersive HQ PRO

7-Day Free Trial

$147 / Month after trial ends

  • Access The HQ PRO Training Platform, which contains 70+ Full TouchDesigner Courses (Over 200 Hours of Content)
  • Join 200+ TouchDesigner Developers In The HQ PRO Community, Where Our Coaches Answer Questions Daily
  • Complete The Immersive Design and Creative Technology Mini-Degree
  • Attend 2 Live Accelerator Session Workshops Per Month
  • Download Over 20 Custom-Made TouchDesigner Tools and 100+ Project Files and Templates
  • Get The Only Formal Credentials Available for TouchDesigner Professionals Through Our Certification Programs
  • There's No Commitment: Cancel Anytime During Your Free Trial and You Never Pay Anything

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