Tablets and multitouch

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by babadook, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. babadook

    babadook Lived Through the Heat Death
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    Apr 2, 2005
    The tilt and button presses are registered the same way so you shouldn't have to worry about that. If one thing stops working, everything kind of does.

    Since they did have clicking and jittering problems, tilting will probably also appear a bit off.

    I vote for the McGyver way using tin foil. Seems to do the job.
     
  2. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    I've decided to get a Wacom Intuos A5, either wide or 4:3, I'm not sure yet. Also, apparently the special edition (which includes an airbrush pen) is generally cheaper than the regular version. Weird.
     
  3. Arachnivore

    Arachnivore First time out of the vault

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    Feb 13, 2006
    If you have a wide screen then get the wide tablet, otherwise there's no point (although I've heard of special drivers that let you map extra controls to the unused surface).

    On a separate note I've received the lcd screen I'm going to put into my tablet, but it's a laptop lcd so I have to devise a work around for getting a DVI signal into it. I'm pretty confident I can build this thing but I'm really really low on time at the moment... *sigh*
     
  4. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    Since I'm getting a second screen, I might get a widescreen.
     
  5. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    No point in Widescreen, get the A5 or the A4.

    LCD?

    There's no point in having a second monitor for graphic work if it's going to be an LCD pieceashit. You should work on a CRT flat-surface monitor, as LCD screens sharp enough to do graphic work are unbelievably expensive.
     
  6. Arachnivore

    Arachnivore First time out of the vault

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    Feb 13, 2006
    First of all; how do you expect me to fit a CRT into a graphic tablet?

    Secondly; The LCD I got was a 15" 1600x1200 laptop lcd for $30 (USD) on eBay. It's got better dpi than I've ever seen on a CRT.

    Thirdly; I'm planning on using this thing mostly for engineering programs. I like to do graphics stuff when I have time but I'm no professional and I don't have a very critical eye.

    The only real concern I have is that the color is 18-bit (nearly all laptop LCDs are 18-bit) rather than 24-bit. Laptops usually compensate for this by dithering the picture witch can apparently simulate 16.2 million colors (24-bit => 16.7 million colors) although I'm not sure where that number comes from.
     
  7. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    I'm only going to use the tablet for product design sketching, not for replacing the mouse, and since it feels a lot more natural to draw horizontally than vertically I'm going for an Intuos3 A5 wide, special edition if it's actually cheaper.
     
  8. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Oh, right, you're into that home-made Cintiq-thing. I thought the "put into my tablet" thing was a typo.