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Graphics Tablet....

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by charles, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. charles

    charles Senior Member

    Hey all,

    I bought myself a graphics tablet a few months ago; an aiptek 1400u.

    I have to say I'm really happy with it (although I was a bit skeptical having not heard about the brand) as it does everything it should do and well...

    Has anyone else used or own any of their stuff?
  2. tim

    tim Senior Member

    that's strange, i've haerd that brand name, but never seen any products...
  3. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I had an a3 wacom... (ebay) although never actually used it so passed it on.
  4. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I'm after a wacom, but dont have the money to spend on myself at the moment :(
  5. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I got mine for cheap on ebay, it was an older one but worked fine.
  6. kurtiscaston

    kurtiscaston Member

    At school we were given wacom bamboo fun tablets. They were nice, portable, and somewhat small. However, they're also cheap, running about $100 and so I was thinking of picking one up for myself. They come with the tablet, pen, and a nice laptop mouse.
  7. charles

    charles Senior Member

    The aiptek is only about £90 It is about a4 sized workspace and has a cool macro key function for shortcuts, I'm not sure if other tablets have this or not..?

  8. shorefire

    shorefire Junior Member

    I would be interested to know what you guys use your tablet for, do you use it all the time for all functions or just specific tasks? I have a tablet but hardly ever use it. If I want something to look hand drawn I tend to draw it on paper, scan it then trace it rather than draw it on the tablet.
  9. When I worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers we had massive A3 tablets and we used them all the time for all the functions :) was very cool :) would do it again if I could afford a nice A3 tablet and had a desktop machine :p
  10. charles

    charles Senior Member

    I use mine at home for almost everything, I find it most useful for cutting around portraits etc when not using the path technique...

    I've heard they are an essential tool for 3d modelling and animation though.
  11. Greg

    Greg Active Member

  12. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Yup I use my Wacom A6 Graphire 4 so much I've worn out the pen!
    Just ordered a new one so happy days.

    I started off with a Graphire 2...£15 off eBay.
    I actually prefer the pen with this model, it's slimmer and easier to hold.
  13. Silver Firefly

    Silver Firefly Senior Member

    I use a wireless one by Wacom (A5 size). Works beautifully with my laptop.
  14. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I'd be very interested to see the benefits because I can only think of negatives.
  15. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    news to me too. I can see the benefits for use with a program such as mudbox (ie a clay type modeller) but for my software 3ds max and solidoworks I use a mouse and a space mouse (3d navigation thing). I'm not even sure there is support for tablets in 3ds max?

    I have got a tablet (intuos3 a5 wide special edition in black :p) so may see how it works but I'm still doubtful that it would be essential.
  16. charles

    charles Senior Member

    lol o.k maybe I meant 2D character animation...

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