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Magic doodle screen.
show user profile  Dave
I'm unbelievably close to finally purchasing something along the lines of a Wacom Cintiq. Mostly for sculpting, and it'll help my doodles too as I prefer to draw with something on my lap, the whole intuos on the desk thing just ain't cutting it for me any more.

Are there people here who use magic doodle screen devices? Which ones?

I know we always talk about how you shouldn't buy anything other than a Wacom, but a bit of research tells me that Wacom actually has some proper competition these days.

I'm very much leaning toward the Cintiq Companion range. Mostly because I work from home and I'm going to murder my imaginary friend if I spend too much time sat at this desk. But it's a tough battle, the fucker's are expensive and I know deep down that 95% of the work I do with it will be plugged into my PC as a secondary (third'ary) monitor.

There is the Companion hybrid which is significantly cheaper, but I can't wrap my head around that one. An android OS? So no photoshop, no modelling, no sculpting... what the hell do people use it for in its standalone mode? I've tried googling, but I can't find answers.

Typing stops for now. Give me your brain thoughts please.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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8/21/2014 2:05:45 PM (last edit: 8/21/2014 2:06:35 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
TBH I would also look into MS Surface. See what they are playing with for digitizes. The wacom hybrid looks cool, but if you can't plug it into a bigger computer as a display/wacom drawing pad then I'd look elsewhere.

Surface Pro always looked neat, plus you could then get zBrush n' PS on it too... unlike an Android (to my knowledge).

Just brain farts Dave!

- Portfolio-

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8/21/2014 11:07:28 PM (last edit: 8/21/2014 11:07:28 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Aye the MS Surface Pro stuff (I think V3 is out now) does look quite tasty. I've read the Cintiq Companion still packs a bigger punch though. Both the Companion and Hybrid are standalone devices which can also be plugged into the PC/Mac as an extra screen. The most notable differences is that the Companion (regular) is a Win8 proper machine, and the Hybrid version is the Android one. I don't see the point in the Android one myself, but it is ridiculously cheaper.

It sounds pretty stupid, but that daft little keyboard that comes with the Surface Pro is actually a selling point for me. Oh, and apparently the stylus that comes with the Surface Pro doesn't have configurable buttons, so you've got a right click, and then some other click that does nothing you want. Reading up on it, most folk just buy a Wacom pen for it, and install Wacom drivers too, which you also need to do anyway to get pressure sensitivity working n PS.

It's an option though, for sure. I'm still looking into it.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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8/22/2014 1:37:30 AM (last edit: 8/22/2014 1:37:30 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Will if the companion does plug into the computer as an extra screen then I think that beats out the pro (unless the pro does the same).

At the end of the day you are going to be on it a lot sketching. Sometimes you are going to want a power house of a computer for more complex things, sometimes you'll just wanna chill and doodle busty pin-ups.

So I say anything that plugs into your primary computer is better than anything that doesn't do so.

Personally I wouldn't get a cintque like device (draw on screen) unless it was super large, then I'd think twice about it too. Love my intous5 at home and the far superior intous3 at work.

- Portfolio-

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8/22/2014 1:01:48 PM (last edit: 8/22/2014 1:01:48 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Turns out you can't use the surface pro range as a secondary monitor. You can plug other monitors into it, but your workstation and surface pro are completely non-compatible.

So that rules that out.

I'm still rocking back and forth on what to buy. It was going to be the Companion, I was 90% sure of it. But now my brain is telling me to get the 13HD.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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8/23/2014 10:57:55 AM (last edit: 8/23/2014 10:57:55 AM)
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