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Graphics Tablet....


charles

Senior Member
#1
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?
 
#6
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.
 

charles

Senior Member
#7
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..?


 

shorefire

Junior Member
#8
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.
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#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
 

charles

Senior Member
#10
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.
 
#12
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.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#15
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.