Perform Mode

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Perform Mode is an optimized mode for live performance that only renders a specified Window COMP. The rest of the TouchDesigner network editing interface is not rendered while in Perform Mode.

Using Perform Mode[edit]

By default, the Window COMP /perform is setup to render in Perform Mode.

Enter Perform Mode - click the PerformButton.png button on the left side of the Layout bar.

Exit Perform Mode - press the Escape key while your cursor is over perform window.


Startup Options[edit]

A default TouchDesigner starts in Designer Mode, which is where you edit your network, nodes and parameters.

Under Dialogs -> Window Placement, you can set a flag to start TouchDesigner in Perform Mode: After you write out the .toe, and anyone restarts the .toe, it will open only a control panel in floating window, with no networks visible. If the TouchDesigner starts in Perform mode, the extra memory the Designer interface requires will not be allocated.

When you press the Esc key with the cursor over the window, it will open the full network editing window, Designer Mode, where you can view and edit the networks.


The function key F1 will by default, put you into Perform Mode. F1 is a Macro.

If the Privacy option is set by TouchDesigner Pro users, you cannot get into Designer Mode.

NOTE: In Window Placement, you configure all your Window Components. You can use any OP type in a Window Component, but it will give you the standard controls of that OP Viewer.

You can go into Perform Mode using python: ui.PerformMode = True. See UI_Class.

See also Designer Mode, Window Placement and Window COMP.