Re: [nbos] [FM] graphics tablets?
~~Richard K~~
Sun Nov 11th, 2007
I've found that size does not really matter, I've found in many cases you
end up doing work "zoomed in" so the size of the tablet doesnt really effect
the work area on your computer.
It is a difference, if you have your work on full screen zoomed out, however
you'll find yourself zooming in on your applications all the time (photoshop
and FM alike.)
Its one of the reasons I've never upgraded my tablet, I'll just wait until
it wears out. ;)
V Shane might have a few pointers or two...

~~Richard K~~

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From: "Del Rio" <>
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Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] [FM] graphics tablets?

> On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 05:48:00PM -0700, ~~Richard K~~ wrote:
>> I use an olderWacom ET Graphire, but I do notice a deviation from the
>> Tablet properties when using FM8.
>> I have mine set to repond to the full resolution area of my LCD, however
>> with FM on full screened, it responds as if the tablet is in a different
>> mode (meaning I lift the pen and continue the response of the cursor from
>> another portion of my tablet, where its property mode is suppoded to be
>> (tablet area = screen)) Why it deviates from my default, who knows, I
>> might
>> have to see if there is something I need to set up to work in the
>> program.
>> However, besides this, the tablet is a great tool for mapping in FM. I
>> actuallt finished my tracing of Southeast Asia, now working on the rest
>> of
>> the map, it will look like my EVROPA map when I'm done.(And I'll upload
>> it
>> once the basics are completed)
>> When tracing from a background image, I find the Fractal Polygon set at 4
>> or 5 works really well at making an approximate landmass tracing.
> 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.
> --
> "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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