• The "Which tablet is right for me?" Megathread!
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Is there a way to make tablets not suck in Ubuntu? It keeps drawing for 2 seconds after I lift the pen.
add to thread made by me and onox [img]http://i29.tinypic.com/xdik90.jpg[/img] [img]http://i28.tinypic.com/15p4fv8.jpg[/img]
Sorry for the bump, but I'd figured this would be better than starting a new thread for a simple question. I've had a Bamboo Pen & Touch for a while, and recently got a second monitor. Is there any way I can limit the tablet's imput to just one monitor? At the moment I do all my work on only one of them, restricting me to only half my tablet. And, frankly it sucks.
[QUOTE='[LOA] SonofBrim;31275387']Sorry for the bump, but I'd figured this would be better than starting a new thread for a simple question. I've had a Bamboo Pen & Touch for a while, and recently got a second monitor. Is there any way I can limit the tablet's imput to just one monitor? At the moment I do all my work on only one of them, restricting me to only half my tablet. And, frankly it sucks.[/QUOTE] it's pretty simple, just go into the tablet properties in the CP
[QUOTE=Shadaez;31288115]it's pretty simple, just go into the tablet properties in the CP[/QUOTE] ...and? I've played around with those properties and can't seem to get it to work, despite calibrating the screen, etc. I've probably just missed something, if you could elaborate a bit further.
I just got my girlfriend a tablet for her birthday today, just wondering about things she should know about tablets in general. Maybe some tutorials or something? Programs to use?
[QUOTE=EcksDee;31601603]Not sure where to post this, but could I ask here for Graphics Tablet advice? I currently have a Trust TB-4200 which has outlived its days, and am looking to buy a new one. Personally I prefer the larger tablets, so I was thinking of getting the [B]Genius M712X[/B] Does anyone have it? Is it worth it?[/QUOTE] Reposting from other thread, any ideas?
[QUOTE=EcksDee;31601656]Reposting from other thread, any ideas?[/QUOTE] Well are you looking for cheap or for quality?
[QUOTE=EcksDee;31601656]Reposting from other thread, any ideas?[/QUOTE] I don't know if it's an occurence for all Genius tablets, but with mine the pressure sensitivity is a bit "dull" on smaller brush sizes, so you'd have to work on slightly higher resolutions or would have to press a bit harder. Also, the build quality is a mixed bag. this is what my tablet does: [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/LjTXrg.png[/IMG] Other than that and the occasional twitch, it works just fine. This is a different model of course, so I'm giving more of a reflection on Genius' products in general, which may vary (Autumn has been using a [B]Trust [/B]tablet for several years now, so that's as good an indicator as any that any company can get it right) Though the mousepen i608 (that I got as a present) is actually somewhere around ~60€ whereas yours seems to be at a price where you could buy a Wacom with similar functionality.
[QUOTE=wewt!;31602562]I don't know if it's an occurence for all Genius tablets, but with mine the pressure sensitivity is a bit "dull" on smaller brush sizes, so you'd have to work on slightly higher resolutions or would have to press a bit harder. Also, the build quality is a mixed bag. Other than that and the occasional twitch, it works just fine. This is a different model of course, so I'm giving more of a reflection on Genius' products in general, which may vary (Autumn has a [B]Trust [/B]tablet for several years now, so that's as good an indicator as any that any company can get it right) but, the mousepen i608 (that I got as a present) is actually somewhere around ~60€ whereas yours seems to be at a price where you could buy a Wacom with similar functionality.[/QUOTE] I was able to use a small wacom tablet for a few days, and to be honest, small tablets really don't work for me. I like having space to maneuver. With Wacom prices I'd have to shell out 300 euros for an A5 size tablet, which really wouldn't fit me at all. I was looking at the M712X because it's relatively cheap, has some good reviews and it's big. Honestly, if there is an 'occasional twitch' Then I wouldn't mind, because I'm having issues with the TB4200 I have right now. Pen randomly stops responding, doesn't recognize light touches etc etc. (Also I don't get your HURF DURF image) [editline]8th August 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Nyaa;31602071]Well are you looking for cheap or for quality?[/QUOTE] Hopefully something under 200 euros, A4 or larger active area, quality would be nice.
The upper plastic of my tablet randomly opens and shanks my hand Also, if you're looking for a low price/big space tablet, then yeah I'd probably go for that.
[QUOTE=wewt!;31602666]The upper plastic of my tablet randomly opens and shanks my hand Also, if you're looking for a low price/big space tablet, then yeah I'd probably go for that.[/QUOTE] Alright, thanks. I'll go see if I can get something today.
[QUOTE=EcksDee;31602621]I was able to use a small wacom tablet for a few days, and to be honest, small tablets really don't work for me. I like having space to maneuver. With Wacom prices I'd have to shell out 300 euros for an A5 size tablet, which really wouldn't fit me at all. I was looking at the M712X because it's relatively cheap, has some good reviews and it's big. Honestly, if there is an 'occasional twitch' Then I wouldn't mind, because I'm having issues with the TB4200 I have right now. Pen randomly stops responding, doesn't recognize light touches etc etc. (Also I don't get your HURF DURF image) [editline]8th August 2011[/editline] Hopefully something under 200 euros, A4 or larger active area, quality would be nice.[/QUOTE] Well then you'll have a crap tablet most likely. I spent 400 on a medium sized (A5) wacom bamboo fun. I'd recommend saving up for this: [url]http://eu.shop.wacom.eu/Intuos4/Intuos4-L[/url] Or try to buy used as wacom tablets don't brake easily, the build quality is excelent. And besides you can order extra pens online so no harm done in buying a used one!
I'm poor and the only good looking and cheap tablet here is a Genius 3"x5" G-Pen F350 [img]http://www.compareprices.mu/file/products/1018/genius%20g-pen%20f350.jpg[/img] for 50 dollars. Should I go for it? I have never used a tablet, if that helps.
see: my post on the previous page about my low budget genius tablet
personally I think you should try working up to and saving for a nice wacom.
im getting my NIB ON with zbrush retopo
Then where can I buy a Wacom Bamboo?, with world-wide shipping
[QUOTE=Caragolpe;31611348]Then where can I buy a Wacom Bamboo?, with world-wide shipping[/QUOTE] Don't you have local stores that sell them?
[QUOTE=LufOo;31612391]Don't you have local stores that sell them?[/QUOTE] I live in Chile. I consider myself lucky for having at least one computer store.
[QUOTE=Caragolpe;31613110]I live in Chile. I consider myself lucky for having at least one computer store.[/QUOTE] Their official page has world wide shipping. I live in friggin Slovenia... Nothing ships here. But Wacom does. Just pick the apropriate part of the map :) If the default one shows then just try to find the button for picking the world section. Or google it.
I have a Bamboo Pen and Touch I bought recently for doodling and such, but I never use it because it fucks up all the time. I think it might be broken
What's the difference between the Bamboo Pen and the Pen & Touch anyway?
[QUOTE=Caragolpe;31733177]What's the difference between the Bamboo Pen and the Pen & Touch anyway?[/QUOTE] Pen & Touch has more levels of pressure sensitivity, IIRC. And there's an eraser button on the bottom of the Pen & Touch pen.
(Add dumbs and optimistics, I don't care) I've been thinking about buying a Bamboo pen & touch for a long time, and I always thought the friction would be a problem. But I have a Nintendo DSi, and lately I've been using the free app "Flipnote Studio", which allow you to draw and animate using the touch screen. Just using it for a few months has not only made me an all together better artist, but I have realized there will be a lot more friction on the tablet, so I am looking forward to a stop at Best Buy.
[url]http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/BambooTablets/BambooPen.aspx[/url] Is this a good tablet for beginning? And are there any advantages of the Corel program that comes with it over Pdn?
Recently got the Bamboo Pen myself, it's fantastic.
the "Which tablet is right for me?" thread v2: get a bamboo [editline]17th September 2011[/editline] I have an ancient wacom tablet that I lost the pen for. Does anyone know where I can get a new one? [img]http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5184/67762467.jpg[/img] HURF [img]http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3459/76468136.jpg[/img] DURF [img]http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/7898/28540327.jpg[/img] the model is ET-0405A-U. If anyone has or can find a pen and/or mouse for sale that would be awesome.
hurf durf tablet bros! [t]http://i.cubeupload.com/LjTXrg.png[/t]
Kind of sick of hiring out the Intuos 3's at uni because they keep yelling at me for taking it home overnight, gonna buy myself an Intuos 4.
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