SOPs Demystified

by Elburz Sorkhabi in Workshops on July 25, 2019
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SOPs are tough, there’s no getting around that, but they aren’t impossible. What most people lack is a fundamental understanding of how SOPs work and the data structure that drives them. With this knowledge in hand, it’s possible to do great things with SOPs. In this training, Elburz takes you from SOP ground-zero through to making some SOP data visualizations and particle systems with attractors and metaball forces.


  • Intro: 00:10
  • The Geometry Detail: 03:06
  • SOP Viewer Basics: 12:28
  • Geometry Viewer Panel: 20:36
  • Basic Generator SOPs: 26:00
  • How to render SOPs + Materials: 35:49
  • Creating data viz with SOPs: 47:45
  • Particle SOP Basics: 1:00:10
  • Simulating Snow with Particles: 1:06:44
  • Particles with Attractors: 1:33:45
  • Using Metaballs and Forces with Particles: 1:48:09

What’s included?

  • Over 2 hours of HD video
  • Project files of all components made


  • Beginner TouchDesigner skills

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