Import mediapipe worked in Terminal, but failed in TD

Hi, I was trying to import mediapipe in TouchDesigner. My python version is 3.11.

As you can see from below, I can import it successfully in my terminal:

However, I failed in TouchDesigner and got this error:
python >>> import mediapipe
ImportError: cannot import name ‘resource_util’ from ‘mediapipe.python._framework_bindings’ (unknown location)

Anybody came across the same issue? Any solution or idea?


Hey @Naive_Cross

Did you follow any of the instructions here: Category:Python - Derivative


Hi Michel,

I tried the instruction you shared. It seems that mediapipe is not found in brew:
Warning: No available formula with the name “mediapipe”. Did you mean media-info?

Also tried use pip install in python3.9 (instead of 3.11). However, when importing mediapipe in TD, this error raised:
mach-o file, but is an incompatible architecture (have ‘x86_64’, need ‘arm64’

Do you have any idea how to fix this? (Is it about my TD version? It’s non-comercial 64-bit 2022.29850)


Is your Mac a Mac Intel or Mac M1 ?

If so you need to make sure that your pipeline is using only one architecture.

If you are on an M1:

  • TD Build is the ARM / M1 Build, use the latest version. 2022.29850 is old already.
  • Python installed through brew needs to be the ARM version, version 3.9.5, since that’s the version that match TouchDesigner
  • Mediapipe needs to be installed in the Python ARM ecosystem

With all that, you should be able to import in TouchDesigner.

This is documented at the previously shared link.