• The "Which tablet is right for me?" Megathread!
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[QUOTE=daijitsu;20484238]I'm not quite sure... I don't own the Fun, so I can't say I know specifically what's wrong. I have to ask the obvious "Is your computer plugged in?" question, though: have you completely removed the driver and re-installed the latest version?[/QUOTE] Yes I have to or I'm stuck in mouse mode
[QUOTE=RedStar;20484949]Yes I have to or I'm stuck in mouse mode[/QUOTE] very peculiar... ah, finally found the FAQ- [url]http://www.wacom.com/faqs/knowledge_search.cfm?id=237[/url] [release]Q. My tablet was working for a while, then it stopped working. Now it moves like a mouse not a tablet. What do I do? A. The driver process has been interrupted or halted for some reason. A simple reboot should remedy the problem. If this is a recurring problem you may have a damaged preference file. For a Windows computer do the following: click on Start > Search (or find) > All Files and Folders Type "tablet.dat" (no quotes) in the Search for Files and Folders field Change the Look In Field to Local Hard drives and click search Select the tablet.dat file in the Search Results Window and delete it by pressing the delete key on the keyboard. Restart the computer. For Macintosh Computer using OS 9 do the following: Open the Mac HD Open the System folder Open the preferences folder Open the Tablet Folder Trash the tablet preferences. Restart the computer. NOTE: When restarting with a Serial tablet you will see a dialog box asking what tablet you have. Select Serial when prompted, then Search for the correct serial port. For Mac OS X system do the following: For a single user, delete the tablet preferences by first choosing your HOME folder from the GO menu. Then open your home LIBRARY folder. Within your home LIBRARY folder, open the PREFERENCES folder and delete the COM.WACOM.TABLETPREFERENCES file. Log out, then log back in. When the tablet driver loads it will create a new preference file using factory default settings. For multiple users, delete all tablet preferences by first opening the main APPLICATIONS folder. Then open the TABLET folder and run the REMOVE TABLET utility. When the utility starts, click on the REMOVE ALL PREFERENCE FILES button. Log out, then log back in. When the tablet driver loads, it will create new preference files using factory default settings. NOTE: Do not manually remove the WACOM TABLET.PREFPANE file from the main LIBRARY PREFERENCE PANES folder. This file is only to be removed when uninstalling the table driver, and then only when using the REMOVE TABLET utility.[/release]
What are people's opinions of the new bamboo fun? [url]http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_fun.php[/url]
[QUOTE=JustyB;20759746]What are people's opinions of the new bamboo fun? [url]http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_fun.php[/url][/QUOTE] The multi-touch is interesting, to say the least. I like it compared to the older bamboos, though the demo video was very... "you can do this now!" with everything that's been doable with everything else before. [img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/free.png[/img]
I'm using Bamboo Fun, but not the most recent one. I think it's better than the one with touch enabled, my art school got those and I hate when I swipe my finger on it and it undoes something or zooms or jitters my pen. But I guess I get that for not using the pen mode. A6 size, though, really small space to use in pen mode. ;_; [editline]08:25AM[/editline] Could you put up a guide on preferred brushes to use with tablet with examples like which brush to use to get the crisp outline most people get when they draw in photoshop? (I can never achieve this, sadface.)
Whoa blast from the past. I forgot I had this is my subscribed threads. Oh and by the way, I love this little thing (Bamboo Fun), I hope to make enough money at some point to get a medium-sized Intuos :buddy:
[QUOTE=RedStar;21643892]Whoa blast from the past. I forgot I had this is my subscribed threads. Oh and by the way, I love this little thing (Bamboo Fun), I hope to make enough money at some point to get a medium-sized Intuos :buddy:[/QUOTE] I know, I just noticed the number of subscribed threads I have recently... just passed 69, and I cleaned up all the inactive ones barely a month ago :raise: also, I keep referring people to this thread, as well as the camera one I wrote when need be. Good to keep the questions and stuff to one place, so more people will be likely to help out since they're subscribed/remember the thread/know it's a large thread instead of a random "TABLET??? HALP" thread so there will be better conversation. :buddy:
[QUOTE=daijitsu;19234980]I love people like this. An artist understands all forms of art and accepts them, but knows they don't have to practice it. It takes a closed minded failure as an artist to sit there and insult others for their chosen styles. Take your deconstructive criticism somewhere else. [editline]1:11[/editline] I lurve my intuos 3 9x12. :buddy:[/QUOTE] are you like dumb or something if you're going into drawing anatomy you always start with the normal form and then stylize it to whatever you want. how did this moron get moderator id make a 20x better mod than you
Still a bit expensive for me at the moment. I should be gettting a large sum of money in the summer though. But I was thinking of getting a laptop...... decisions decisions.......
So do you guys know of any good portable keyboard less tablet PCs out there that are any good? I already own a cintiq and an i3 9x12, need something portable though. Was thinkig of [url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=922624[/url] this, you guys know of anything better?
[QUOTE=theLazyLion;21644880]So do you guys know of any good portable keyboard less tablet PCs out there that are any good? I already own a cintiq and an i3 9x12, need something portable though. Was thinkig of [url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=922624[/url] this, you guys know of anything better?[/QUOTE] well, I'd say it's one hell of a touch tablet, and blows the ipad out of the water given everything you showed in your thread there. Given it doesn't seem to have a tablet pen, I wouldn't get it for sake of art, but it's a great piece as-it-is.
Well it does have a pen digitizer meaning it has pen support, but now there is talk of this product getting cancelled, so I ask if there are any other keyboardless tablet pcs worth getting out there?
I just found the In The News article, and your post in it. Sorry bout that. I haven't looked into this kind of tablet myself, since I'm mostly one for pen tablets, but I'll keep an eye out.
Yeah I meant for these to be more pen based than touch. [editline]08:24AM[/editline] Just lemme knw if u find anything, thx
I am thinking about getting into art again, but don't want to spend £130 for a tablet like I did last time, I'm a complete beginner and am wondering if this tablet would do what I want? Basic drawing, don't really need anything great just a starter really. I need to keep the price as cheap as possible ideally as I am on a tight budget, but have up to £40 to spend if it can be justified. [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Widescreen-Mini-Tablet-16485/dp/B002IPH5RG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273174194&sr=1-5[/url]
Here's a sample of what I'm doing with my tablet. [url=http://filesmelt.com/][img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/dathatshading.png[/img][/url] [editline]03:38PM[/editline] It's Clover from MSPA by the way.
[QUOTE=loony383;21777497]I am thinking about getting into art again, but don't want to spend £130 for a tablet like I did last time, I'm a complete beginner and am wondering if this tablet would do what I want? Basic drawing, don't really need anything great just a starter really. I need to keep the price as cheap as possible ideally as I am on a tight budget, but have up to £40 to spend if it can be justified. [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Widescreen-Mini-Tablet-16485/dp/B002IPH5RG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273174194&sr=1-5[/url][/QUOTE] extremely cheap often spells trouble, I'd push your budget to its limit. Reading the reviews on the tablet you linked, you're getting what you pay for, though. It delivers quick, but the drivers are sketchy, compatibility with programs tends to be random, no tech support from the company. Also noted on every review was that it has an oddly short usb cable, so I hope you're not using it on a desktop computer (unless you have a USB hub/extension). No gripes about the sensitivity, though, which I'm rather impressed with. It's ultimately up to you, but I'd try to aim for a bamboo tablet with the money you have. Looks like for just under 50 pounds you can get a nice [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B002Q4U4AE/ref=sr_1_2_olp?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1273177789&sr=1-2&condition=new]bamboo pen tablet[/url], which used to be 80. I know it's ten over your budget, but the extra squeeze is [i]well[/i] worth the product overall.
USB cable length isn't an issue for me, I have a hub and extention cable. I'll research the drivers and if it seems to have decent compatability with Vista 64 bit. I would like the bamboo pen but my budget can't really be pushed, 40 is already pushing it to the limit.
i just purchased a second hand 1st generation bamboo thanks to this thread. it only set me back $65 AUD (about $55-$60 USD) i am planning on using it for my photography course, we have just started with layer masks and using the mouse for the drawing is driving me insane. did i get a good deal? [editline]03:15PM[/editline] ebay link: [url]http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=220601618825&view=all&tid=606060568012[/url]
If you're on a budget you can buy a pack of printer paper(or a sketchbook if you're feeling fancy) and a box of pencils for under $10.
Do ho ho... though that is a good point- people who are on a budget should probably spend the 30 bucks they have on some form of scanner to take in their pencil work. Would require a little learning on how to use the pen tool to ink in photoshop, but that's not TOO bad.
Or you could always buy a box of crayons or colored pencils.
I have a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, and I am using Windows 7. What I am wondering about is what programs support pressure sensitivity? I've seen Wacom's official list, however, even though the programs (Photoshop CS4, Flash say they support it themselves nothing happens when I push harder. (After I've enabled it) I know there's nothing wrong with the board, because I can use it on MSNs drawing thingy and pressure actually works there, however, that program SUCKS if you want to draw serious stuff :v: (I am currently downloading the TVpaint Animation demo, it seems to support it, but then again, it said so about Photoshop too)
You have ArtRage, Painter, Paint Tool SAI. SAI is free and ArtRage should be free, it comes with the tablet I think.
[QUOTE=DarkSpirit05er;22178079]You have ArtRage, Painter, Paint Tool SAI. SAI is free and ArtRage should be free, it comes with the tablet I think.[/QUOTE] I had SAI before I bought the pad, but it doesn't seem to support pressure-sensitivity [B]at all[/B]. I haven't checked out the different settings though, will do it now
I got an Intuos 4 and I don't even fucking use it. I don't even know why I have it. I don't do any art/drawing. Rate me dumb.
[QUOTE=Porcupine162;22192151]I got an Intuos 4 and I don't even fucking use it. I don't even know why I have it. I don't do any art/drawing. Rate me dumb.[/QUOTE] Give it to me then, I would like to use it. :)
I don't do any art/drawing either, but since I got the board I've at least become a little better. If I keep going at this rate I'll draw basic comics in a year or so
Just got my fancy new Ergotron LX articulating wall mount with extension for my Wacom, I absolutely love it! I can move it with one hand, rotate it 360 degrees, and anywhere I move it it'll stick and not move on me. Totally worth it! Oh, also, it'd be on but my DVI-I extension cable hasn't arrived yet. [IMG]http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/180/ergotron.jpg[/IMG]
Im thinking about buying a tablet, looks like Im gonna buy the Bamboo at my local store then. :D thanks for the thread. @above post. holy shit I want to be you...
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