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Leo
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 1999 4:01 pm     Reply with quote
The best friend of digital artist is a art
tablet. Most of people (and Dhab) advise to
use a Wacom tablets. Why Wacom? What about
other brands?
And will be very interesting to know what people think about Intuos, the new Wacom tablets line.

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TurboYVR
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 1999 6:22 pm     Reply with quote
I bought my Wacom Intuous tablet because I had heard wonders about it, and it was reccommended by any artist who used it.. Dhabih included. It's worth it's weight in gold ; it may be pricey, but I love the plug and play, the pressure sensitive pen, I love it all. It only took me a day to get almost as comfortable as with a pencil. I'd wholeheartedly recommend anyone asking to buy a Wacom tablet.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 1999 11:55 pm     Reply with quote
I guess it's a bit like why people use Photoshop: It's established and well-known.
The Wacom pens are also a bit unique. They use something called a 'give-and-take system', which means the pens don't need any batteries or leads. Apparentally, they somehow take their power fron the pad.

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Kusanhagi
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 1999 12:39 am     Reply with quote
I have used a couple brands of tablet and for pure relibability and software support WACOM takes the cake.
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Leo
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 1999 2:31 am     Reply with quote
And what about disadvantages of Wacom tablets? Also what tablets size are most
popular and say... comfortable?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 1999 3:00 am     Reply with quote
Dude, what OTHER tablets???
WACOM is practically the only tablet with use for freehand drawing. All the other ones are for drafting and stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 1999 10:49 am     Reply with quote
i bought my first and only one tab from buy.com and got it in 2 days
about tablet: Intuos 6x8, i was amazed by its quality and literally TONS of settings, software bundle was kickassy too for any kind of artist

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Dhabih
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 1999 10:41 pm     Reply with quote

When i first went looking for a tablet i checked the net out first for reviews and stuff and over and over it was wacom. I dont know how the other ones are since i've never tried them, but i think its safe to say wacom is the best. I have the Wacom ArtzII at home, but the Wacom Intuos at work and the difference is very noticable.


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Nocturnal
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:44 pm     Reply with quote
The Intuos Tablets are great! I wouldn't go for a large tablet though. Go for something that you can sit in your lap or you'll be fighting the tablet for elbow room. I'm almost at the point where i would trade in my big as honkin 12x12 for something a bit smaller like the 6x8. Even Swap no less! It's just too much of a hassle trying to get comfortable. I say this now, but as soon as i get a 21" monitor... and a big honkin desk to go with it! Man oh man!! You won't be able to pry the 12x12 from me! =)

So in a few words, start with a smaller tablet. Larger ones get in the way. 6x8's are perfect, unless your doing something on a 21" monitor and you run out of tablet before you finish a small line of detail.

And go Wacom. If you have USB support, get the USB version, the smoothness is incredible!

-Nocturnal


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orangeleaf
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 1999 9:31 pm     Reply with quote
I have an Acecat III. I haven't had anything else to compare it with, but I think it's okay.
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