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show user profile  antoin_currie
Hello there,

Do any of the good people on this forum use a wacom tablet for modelling?
If so, can you recommend any to me?
I want to get into sculpting with ZBrush, but it's just cumbersome as hell with a mouse.
Was thinking about getting a tablet and know you can't go wrong with a Wacom.
Anyone incidentally use one with 3ds max or is it just not worth it?
Looking at medium size I think, intuos 4 or 5/pro.
Not looking at Cintiq as it's out of my price range.

thanks
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11/10/2014 3:32:47 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 3:32:47 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Large Intous4 is what I run for everything. Changed over from a medium Intous5. I use a Medium (or maybe large, I don't know) Intous3 at work too.. but Intous4 large at home.

I do not like the intous5's surface. It is rough and goes through nibs fast. Also I found that a medium isn't big enough for a mouse replacement (for me).

Larger you go the more even the ratio is tablet to screen (more accuracy). Large Intous4 is perfect for me. I did have to get a screen protector for it to make it feel more like the Intous3 (by far my favorite surface out of all of them).

Dare I say that the Intous3 is my favorite, I just wish it looked as sexy as the Intous4 and 5. :/ Touch function is nice, but I'd trade it out again for an Intous4 Large or Intous3 again and again and again.




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11/10/2014 4:22:58 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 4:23:18 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Also, if you are working with multiple displays, this is a must to setup.
http://forum.wacom.eu/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4554&start=10


I can't even begin to start on how amazing it is.




- Portfolio-




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11/10/2014 4:25:57 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 4:25:57 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
You mentioned putting a screen protector on your Wacom Krausec - nice idea. I'll have to give that a go, as the bamboo I use tends to burn nibs quickly too. Thanks for the tip.




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11/10/2014 6:33:04 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 6:33:04 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I purchased this brand -

http://www.amazon.com/POSRUS-Wacom-Intuos-Tablet-Surface/dp/B007IWOQ1C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1415647785&sr=8-3&keywords=intuos+5+screen+protector


I'm happy with it, that being said I am not painting and don't use the sensitivity function of the Wacom to it's full extent (I still use photoshop for some light sketching as well as to paint on welds onto our equipment).

The reason I wanted to say that though is because the reviews of the protector say that the protector diminishes the quality of the levels of pressure sensitivity. I've not noticed a difference, but then again, I'm not a Matte Painter by any stretch of the imagination.




- Portfolio-




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11/10/2014 8:31:32 PM (last edit: 11/10/2014 8:31:32 PM)
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