Re: [nbos] [FM] graphics tablets?
Del Rio
Sat Nov 17th, 2007
On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 10:36:46AM -0500, Del Rio wrote:
> Based on feedback from various people, I've decided to give it a shot.
>
> I ordered a Wacom medium-sized Bamboo Fun with the mouse and pen.
> - Wacom, because it seems pretty much universally agreeed that
> they're the best.
> - Bamboo Fun, because it's a couple hundred dollars cheaper than
> their "professional quality" tablets in the same size range.
> - Medium, because a couple of people on other forums commented
> that they have trouble drawing effectively at 4x5. In fact, a
> couple commented that you should get a pad that has the same
> aspect ratio as your screen, but only the much more expensive
> tablets come in 16x9, so I had to forgo that option.
>
> I'll let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: Got my Bamboo the other day. It's a little bit weird
getting used to using it, and I tend to make a lot of mistakes
just due to the disorientation factor of it behaving slightly
differently than a mouse... so far I find that so far the best
way is for me to use the mouse for most functions except
actually drawing lines/shapes, for which the tablet is a 100x
improvement.

As someone already pointed out, the computer's PS2 mouse
continues to function while the tablet is active, and the
onscreen pointer just switches back and forth between tablet
and mouse seamlessly. That's a big boon. (It probably also
means that I could have saved some money on getting a tablet
without a mouse - I don't much care, but for anyone else
considering a purchase that might help).

It has totally solved my most basic mapping problem (and the
reason for which I acquired it), which was that I couldn't draw
a curved line with the mouse to save my life... now it's easy.

--
"I know I promised, Lord, never again. But I also know
that YOU know what a weak-willed person I am."
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