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does anyone own a cintiq?

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Dan_masoomi, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    i really badly want one i think to be able to use this as a free hand sketch tool would be amazing

    im currently using light boxes scanners then redrawing it again on my mac

    just takes up to much time and it doesnt look as good as i feel it could be

    does anyone own a cintq? or know anything simlar that is affordable?


    thanks
     
  2. wac

    wac Senior Member

    We have these at uni and while they're very cool, essentially they're just graphic tablets you use while looking in a different direction.
     
  3. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    wow you have them at uni? where do you study there like 1700 each,

    do you think there are other tech that you could use to get the same performance?

    ie wacom bamboo or intuous?
     
  4. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Nice uni to study at! And agreed, save your wallet and get a graphics tablet for now.
     
  5. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Agreed. Unless you work at Pixar.
     
  6. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    yeah thanks, im looking at an intuous4 for around 250 but i saw a bamboo at the apple shop yesterday and thats only 89

    do you think the bamboo would have good enuough tech ability like pressure points and angle drawing like intuous 4?
     
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I use a Bamboo and find it's good, does what I want it to do at a good price.
    Although at this present moment I've put the pen down somewhere and can't find it!
    I'll keep looking...doh!
     
  8. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Found it!
    Off we go...
     
  9. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I've used them all! Bambo, intuos (varying verisions), cintiq and other companies.

    If you've never used a tablet properly, save yourself £1500 and buy anything else!

    Bamboo's are great introduction, but you are obviously limited by stroke length.

    Basically, get a cheap one, get used to it, buy a better one, sell the old one, love the new one more.
     
  10. wac

    wac Senior Member


    Yeah it's the University of Worcester, they spent a bucket load on the creative facilities and then ran out when it came to hiring lecturers :)

    They have about 8 or so in the animation room but anyone can wonder in and use them.

    I know a few people who use the bamboos, I've only heard good things!

    Personally I use an Aiptek 1400u as do at least two other members of this forum as I recall.
     
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I have an intuos3 A5 Wide and it's smashing.
     
  12. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I'm one of them! I like that its massive and the same price as a tiny wacom!
     
  13. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    i have bough the aiptek 1400u and i cant seem to set it up is there two different versions? like one for mac and one for windows??
     
  14. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Looking at it I would have put the money into a better make....like Wacom.
    and they work first time too.
     
  15. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    Mine runs perfectly on my mac....straight out of the box too!
     
  16. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    What programme are you using? Does it have a preassure sensitive nib? How hard do you press? It just making dots for me at the moment. Or straight line at a struggle if insane to make a curve line I have to twist the wheel
    At the top tondo so is this how it works???
     
  17. Dan_masoomi

    Dan_masoomi Member

    the only reason i bought it typo was because wac said it was worth buying
     

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