RE: Drawing tool

Subject: RE: Drawing tool
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "William Gaffga" <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:01:40 -0500

On Behalf Of William Gaffga expounded:

> Wacom is def'ly the leader of the pack - I recommend the 6x8"
> Adesso is a fine brand as well. I've tried 2 models from Aiptek (quite
> while back) and found them wanting but you can get an 8x10 for about
> One bit of advice, skip the little 4x5" pads ... they are a bit
> restricting. Get a budget for a slightly larger pad. That may mean you
> need to be sure this is a move you want to make.
Some reviews have suggested that the sample rate is too slow, causing
very obviously jointed poly-lines instead of smooth-ish curves when the
pen is moved with any speed... much as I might do when attempting
free-hand sketches.
Do the Wacom Intuos tablets and the newer Bamboo Fun line suffer the
same degree of limitation?

Anyone with experience want to comment?

All drawing that I've done in the past twenty years (and there wasn't
that much of it, really) has been pretty-much deliberate mouse-pointed
placement of line segments. It works, and a serviceable drawing can be
made from it, but it's not much fun.

In my distant yoot (that's "youth", as spoken by Joe Pesci) I was a
passable (untutored) sketchist with pencil or charcoal. I'd like to
approach that freedom on the computer.
I'd also like to spend some time with a pointer that's not a mouse or a
trackball. The pen-and-tablet notion seems to fill the bill, but only
in theory, so far. $400 is a bit steep to find out I'm wrong, so I'm
trying to hedge my bets a little.

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Drawing tool: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Drawing tool: From: William Gaffga

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