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Drawing tablet

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Hero of Stupidity, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Hero of Stupidity

    Hero of Stupidity Villain of Sensibility ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I wish to purchase a new drawing tablet and I thought I will ask you guys what you think is the best to buy. My goal is a drawing surface of 6"x8" and reliability. Please keep it in mind, that I'm in Hungary away from basically everything...


    So thoughts?
     
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    Wacom, the best one you can afford.

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  3. Link

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    What he said.

    Don't bother with cheap tablets - you'll only regret it. Wacom is pretty much your only choice.
     
  4. Hero of Stupidity

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    And from Wacom what?:)
     
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    That depends on what you want to do with it and how much you're willing to spend.

    If you're just trying to use one for the occasional doodling/drawing/photo manipulation and want to find out if this is something worth learning to do you should probably just buy a Bamboo for about ~100 bucks. If you want to use your tablet professionally you should really consider an Intuos, you are going to need the added buttons and the increased surface size is always a plus. Regarding tablets bigger is almost always better.

    I bought an older model a couple of years ago, A5 if I remember correctly, and the transition between the small surface and your actual screen is considerably difficult getting used to.

    Well, that and I only use it occasionally. I suck at drawing. Badly.

    It'll be interesting to see if Wacom or someone else is going to come up with an Android-based tablet specifically designed for this sort of work. I used a Cintiq once, and actually drawing on the screen itself was unbelievably amazing.
     
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    I've been thinking about getting the Cintiq 24HD. I have an Intuos 4, the large one, and I used to have an Intuos 3, but Jamie broke that one. I like the Intuos 4, the larger surface area makes me feel like I'm drawing on a piece of paper. However, if you pick up a smaller one, the transition from tablet to screen is really negligable. If you use it enough, you know how to use it. Its really simple for me to go from tablet to screen, and keep track of where I am in relation to things.

    I first started out on a Bamboo. Those are cheap, useful, and get the job done if you want to use it for simple things, as well as some complex things. Depends on how well you get with using it, and you can milk it for any bit of performance that you can go for. Its all up to you.

    I'm sure there are other tablet brands out there, but Wacom was the first thing I bought, and thats what I'll stick with. Mostly cause I'm lazy.
     
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    There are other brands, but Wacom is pretty much the industry standard. It's basically a monopoly, but nobody really cares.

    Bamboo for starting out, Intuos if you're more serious. If you've got a lot of money to spend and can justify it(You make money off your digital art), Cintiq's are pure sex.

    A Cintiq lets you draw on the screen, which is awesome. That's the biggest pitfall for me, I never could get used to using the pen on a bamboo/intuos and watching the screen separately.
     
  8. Hero of Stupidity

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    Last question: I work a LOT with CAD programs, which one is able to work with them? Or is it even possible? Because it would make the 3D modelling a breeze.

    But thanks guys. :)
     
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