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SS23 -10 – How to control and map Lasers with TouchDesigner

Recording in English Language

Just like “traditional” lights, lasers allow us to create and transform spaces beyond the screen. However, lasers are sharply bundled light beams capable of traversing long distances with almost no divergence. While they had a bad reputation in the aftermath of the infamous 80s laser shows, they have recently made a huge comeback, mainly as rays and planes of light visible in humid or foggy air, thus enabling virtual architectures and futuristic scenographies.

Your instructor Moritz Hilscher works with LaserAnimation Sollinger GmbH, one of the leading developers and manufacturers of laser systems for art, shows, and entertainment. Based in Berlin, LaserAnimation systems stand for quality, highest precision, and reliability. Having been used in many iconic productions, they are widely regarded as the best lasers for artistic applications.

Moritz will introduce participants to lasers as a creative medium, explain the dangers and conditions that need to be met to operate them, and, most importantly, show how one can control lasers from within TouchDesigner – opening up many use cases like projection mapping, audio visualization, and tracking. Participants will get access to the LA.preview laser simulation software and example networks that will help them get started in no time.

After the live lesson you will get access to the recording and the workshop files for one year.


This module is made for participants, who have a basic understanding of TouchDesigner, but do not need any experience with shader languages. If you just getting started, please visit our Beginners Course first.

  • A recent PC or MAC Computer (discreet GPU recommended) with stable internet connection
  • The latest build of TouchDesigner installed
  • Zoom Client installed (please test your audio setup beforehand)
  • 3-Button Mouse recommended

About the Instructor

Moritz Hilscher aka. Krumme Visuals is a software engineer and multimedia artist with a background in computer vision and machine learning. He is currently working for LaserAnimation Sollinger GmbH, which is a developer and manufacturer of laser systems for a wide range of multimedia applications. His private works range from custom video effects exploiting vision phenomena, AI based image generation and manipulation, to laser installations.


Student – One Sessions a 50 EUR
Professional – One Sessions a 100 EUR
Company – One Sessions a 250 EUR