Stars in Touch077 can be made feeding a noise top (texture operator) into a levels top with it's black level set to .95 or so.
Another bizarre corner of the same application is the iso sop (surface operator) where math heads can jack straight in.
Touch 088 has just been released and the non-commercial license is a lot more generous on the feature front with C++ and Python operators support.
And an instancing bonanza began....
A 2D colour palette is easily grabbed from a movie and mapped to per instance entities on a simple grid making for some great kinetic sculpture effects.
Causing a new blog to spawn here toefiles.blogspot.co.nz