In my setup I have a TouchDesigner server in a rack with the rest of our video gear. I have physical access but I can’t see the screens. From the FOH booth I can see the screens and I can remote into the server but its not a great editing experience (VNC is pretty slow on Windows).
I am looking for a good way to build and edit my TouchDesigner files.
Here is what I have come up with. I have 2 TouchDesigner files I am calling control and output. The control files runs on my Mac laptop and the output file runs on the server. There is a single base op that holds everything that is saved to a .tox. The output sends its SDI video feeds into the base op and to an NDI out. The controller sends NDI in to the base op. On the controller I have a controller widget with a button that saves the base op tox file and sends a single over a touch out to the output file on the server. That triggers a re-init of the base op.
This lets me design with the live cameras on my laptop (at a low frame rate but its workable) and then with a click of a button the server updates.
This seems to be working pretty well but it feels like I am missing something. Is there a better way to remotely edit?