Greg Hermanovic

Greg Hermanovic is co-founder of Derivative and Side Effects Software, and has been meddling in 3D graphics since 1974. He drew his first pixel on a CRT display in the mid-Atlantic Ocean during a 1974 UN global weather research project. From 1975 to 1980, Greg helped develop the training simulator for the US Space Shuttle’s CanadArm robotic manipulator and other aircraft simulators. He started working with digital audio in 1982 using the CMusic language for research in perception. He later became head of R&D at Omnibus Computer Graphics from 1984-1987. Greg co-founded and is a partner of Side Effects Software, makers of Houdini, where he received two Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Sciences and Arts for the advancement of procedural visual effects tools in the film industry. Greg currently leads Derivative, the creators of TouchDesigner which is an application development tool used for making interactive experiences, architectural projections, puppeteered characters, music visuals, video servers, visualization and installation art. TouchDesigner has been used in projects for Walt Disney Imagineering, Google, Herzog & de Meuron, Prada, MIT Media Lab, the Guggenheim, Plastikman, Carsten Nicolai, Michael Snow, Rush and many more.