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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted February 02, 2011 11:11      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm looking at getting Mrs Druid a drawing tablet for her Mac.

Any suggestions for good tablets and/or software?

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Icon 1 posted February 02, 2011 12:25      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wacoms are what Nitrozac uses. She uses an older Intuos 2, in the 8 x 7 size. I fiddle with a tiny one, but get her at least a medium if she's serious about drawing.

I see they now have super fancy multi-touch Bamboo brand ones, and of course the Cintiq, which would be awesome but it's pretty pricey.

Have fun!

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Icon 1 posted February 02, 2011 17:04      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My brother's using one of the Wacom Bamboo ones (A3 I think) for all his work on our games. We had a look at a Cintiq, but they're very pricey and a bit of a learning curve, so Adam decided against one after a test drive (main issue with any screen ones is the depth of the glass between the pen and where you're drawing on the screen).

Software wise, he uses his with Cinema 4D and Photoshop CS5 (which has some funky 3D brush angle stuff in now).

The buttons on the Bamboo that change in context with the application are supposedly particularly nifty.

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Icon 1 posted February 04, 2011 04:56      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Went with the Wacom bamboo, looks quite nice, but it's a few days till Mrs Druid's birthday, so haven't tried it out yet.

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ooooo nice, please report back on it. [Cool]
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Which Bamboo did you pick? I'd love to get one just to screw around, but I have trouble spending more than $20 on something "just because".

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Icon 1 posted February 07, 2011 15:02      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's the Bamboo pen and touch

Drawing area is 147mmm x 91mm, or a little smaller than an A6 sheet of paper (dunno what that is in furlongs or gallons or any of those other quaint old-fashioned units you merkins seem so attached to).

It's Mrs Druid's birthday tomorrow, so should have a review of it by the weekend.

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The Famous Druid wrote:
Drawing area is 147mmm x 91mm, or a little smaller than an A6 sheet of paper (dunno what that is in furlongs or gallons or any of those other quaint old-fashioned units you merkins seem so attached to).

Let's see... that'd be umm... about 1/64358710697828571st of a light year by 1/103964071127261538th of a light year.

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Update: just read the measurements on the box, the one I've got is bigger than the one described on the web site, looks like this one.

Drawing area is 217mm x 137mm, about A5 size, (or 1078 x 681 microfurlongs for the traditionalists)

Resolution is 100 lines/mm, or 40468564224000 dots per acre

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