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Tips on buying wacom
show user profile  Ali3D
I've been thinking about buying a wacom for the first time based on my limited budget and i came across Intuos Pro, however I am not sure what size I should get, Medium or large?
I am gonna use it mostly for zbrush, and sometimes drawing or painting textures, however my main focus would be on zbrush.
Should i go for a refurbished one with one year of warranty off amazon?

and last but not least, do you guys use wacom(particularly Intous) to work on 3ds max or maya?

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9/10/2014 4:26:53 AM (last edit: 9/10/2014 4:26:53 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
I say go small or medium. I find it a bit of a stretch, literally. I'd like a super compact one.

Others will disagree. I think it's all about preference.
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9/10/2014 5:29:48 AM (last edit: 9/10/2014 5:29:48 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
I wouldn't change my intuos 4 L for anything.
Its all about preference.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/10/2014 5:44:52 AM (last edit: 9/10/2014 5:44:52 AM)
show user profile  jareu
I went from a smaller tablet to a large one. I agree with herfst1, it felt like a stretch, like I was reaching further for the same effect.

Like gogodr said, its personal preference.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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9/10/2014 9:05:32 AM (last edit: 9/10/2014 9:05:32 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
I like the medium one......Im not sure the size? The actual drawable area looks to be maybe 12" diagnol give or take?
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9/10/2014 3:47:19 PM (last edit: 9/10/2014 3:47:19 PM)
show user profile  Error404
you may think a larger area would be better, but for alot of people it's not. I got a large one at first (9x12" I think?), but ended up trading a friend for their 6x8" Intuos 3 (plus $). I like that size.

I personally don't like navigating and working in general in 3d with a tablet, or heck I don't even like going through menus with a tablet. But I know alot of people that do. I just use the tablet when I'm actually painting in photoshop, mari, or nuke. In Mari I'll navigate with the pen sometimes, but normally I'll switch to the pen only when painting.

For modeling in Maya or Max, no way, I can't do it with at tablet, haha! Some people can though. Nuke is about the only program that I'll stick with the pen for navigation. (unless I'm in a 3d view) Probably because I bring up my commands with the keyboard, and not the menus. I take the bulky rubber grip and the tip off of the pen, so it feels more like a pencil. I can type short commands with it in my hand that way, or even use the mouse without putting it down. If I'm gonna type more than a few words, I put it down. -

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9/10/2014 6:02:26 PM (last edit: 9/10/2014 6:14:11 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
intous 5 large - 300 bucks on amazon - best tablet ive ever used... i prefer it to a cintiq 90% of the time. intous 5 deff tho - the draw surface feels like your on paper, and the large has a huge area to work in (the large's draw area is bigger than the entire wacom medium)

when im in max or maya, i set down the pen for a mouse, naga

- Mike Sawicki

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9/11/2014 5:31:20 PM (last edit: 9/11/2014 5:35:59 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
^I hate the surface on the Intous5. Love the surface on the intous3 though... Does the intous 4 have the same surface as the intous3?

Cause if so I'm thinking about "downgrading" to a large intous4.

- Portfolio-

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9/11/2014 8:18:59 PM (last edit: 9/11/2014 8:18:59 PM)
show user profile  digital3ds
yea they have the same surface

- Mike Sawicki

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9/12/2014 2:52:00 AM (last edit: 9/12/2014 6:01:09 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I actually just put some of that old school projector material over the intous5 and it feels sexy like an intous3 again. Problem solved.

Thanks though.

- Portfolio-

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9/12/2014 4:43:43 AM (last edit: 9/12/2014 4:43:43 AM)
show user profile  digital3ds
or you could just change the tip...

the "paper-like" quality of the intous 5 comes from its nibs (the gray ones) + draw surface.. it doesn't feel any different if you use one of the hard plastic tips (the black ones)

- Mike Sawicki

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9/12/2014 6:03:12 PM (last edit: 9/12/2014 6:09:32 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I was using the hard plastic ones and the surface nomed them all up.

- Portfolio-

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9/12/2014 10:42:53 PM (last edit: 9/12/2014 10:42:53 PM)
show user profile  Ali3D
Thank you very much, i think ill go with a medium one these coming days!

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9/18/2014 3:28:24 AM (last edit: 9/18/2014 3:28:24 AM)
show user profile  K u r a i
I bought a Wacom Intuos Creative Pen & Touch tablet (medium) a few months ago.
Thought I would use it for Photoshop & Painter X3. Still not used it and prefer mouse.

The pen feels abit cheap. It's plastic.Also, I got it with a usb connector. I advise getting the optional
wireless kit... at a little extra expense. The wire that comes with it is way too short.

If you want to get serious I would go for the large. If you look at pros that use them they all have large pads... the small and meduim make you feel constrained with your hand gestures. But, only if you have a large screen like 27". A medium would be perfect for a laptop.

Mine is on a shelf gathering dust. I think it is good for people who use Corel Painter X3 and After Effects Roto Brush.

I would be interested to know what software others use it for... I read on one forum that someone uses it on Max. I am saving myself for getting a Space Navigator... cos the zoom on Max is not fluid enough for me.

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9/18/2014 8:15:03 AM (last edit: 9/18/2014 10:32:10 AM)
show user profile  Spear Chuck
I'm no artist, I can hardly draw an stick figure. I sent off for a artist test as a kid where I had to draw a chick swinging a tennis racket, do you remember that? The company wrote back and said the proportions were all off. The racket was to small, the chick's head was to big (like my wife's).

I bought a Wacom 15 years ago, I used it for a while but never accepted it like a religion. Being born again is where it's at. I still have the tablet somewhere but I'd have get an adapter to use it.

The SpaceNavigator looks promising but tell me, is it pressure sensitive? Using Mudbox and Zbrush with a mouse is limited without a pressure sensitive device.
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9/20/2014 4:48:54 PM (last edit: 9/20/2014 4:55:08 PM)
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