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What do you think about GRAPHIC INPUT DEVICES?


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#1 ruxique

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 07:15 AM

I plan to buy a graphic input device and I want to know your opinions about that. It is useful? Or it is better to draw on paper and scan the drawing after?
That’s the way I work now, drawing on paper and then scanning the drawing. I never used a graphic input device. If someone here uses it, please let me know what do you think.
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#2 Neupix

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:06 PM

Do you mean a Pen Tablet? If so, then yes - they are extremely useful. I have one myself and it comes in handy when I draw animations and such in flash. Also the mouse that came with moves very smooth (and its wireless).
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#3 jlinds72

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:19 PM

Hi Ruxandra -

I also have one (Wacom Graphire 3) - I think that it comes in really handy if you're trying to do any sort of detailed work. I often do use it to sketch out preliminary designs/ideas right on the computer - eliminating the need to have to scan anything. I'm not real fond of the mouse that mine came with, as i've had an optical/cordless mouse for a while that I prefer. If you are going to get a graphic tablet, I would recommend getting at least the medium size one. I've got the smaller one because it was so much cheaper(I think it has only 4" x 6" useable area, which can get tricky), but i'm thinking about upgrading.

I think my favorite thing about it is that you have all sorts of calibration options, and can set it so that it responds to how much pressure you're using, much like conventional drawing.
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#4 Phirenzic

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:30 PM

I also have a Wacom Graphire 3, and I use it all the time. It's extremely useful for drawing out quick preliminary sketches. Plus, I keep dabbling in digital painting so it's terrific tool. You can get the 4x6 model for under $100 these days, and its totally worth it.

#5 TheHazelOp

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Posted 20 April 2004 - 11:56 PM

I plan to buy a graphic input device and I want to know your opinions about that. It is useful? Or it is better to draw on paper and scan the drawing after?
That’s the way I work now, drawing on paper and then scanning the drawing. I never used a graphic input device. If someone here uses it, please let me know what do you think.



It all depends on your creativity, your abilities, and what you have for resources.

Some professional printers cannot accomplish a resume with a ball point pen, but they can draw a vector vehicle in 5 dimensions with ease.

It really depends on what you have for skills, and what tools you have, use, or able to use.

Make sense?

respectively, HP (Hewitt Packard) makes some awesome imagery scanning equipment that will probably be cheaper, better, but not very petite in size.

Waste of money if you ask me. But im a tight wadd. I tend to find everything i need in one tool. Nintendo Mario's Drawing Pad:=)

:)
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#6 Daywalker

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 06:15 PM

Definitely, buy it. I use pen tablet and it's quite useful. :cool:
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#7 AMPlified

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Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:18 PM

Even though I use an older Wacom PenPartner (and it's the smallest one too), I'm definitely glad I have it. Scanning is much more of a hassle by comparison, and with scanning the results aren't vector. Plus you have to stop and figure what dpi you want etc., and you have to wait for scanning to complete, and you have to have something to scan in the first place, and if you've got any eraser marks you have to edit or redraw anyway. In my opinion, it's a lot easier to just draw digitally right from the start.

If I could afford it, I'd definitely get a larger one, because it would make it easier to do detail work. The pressure sensitivity feature is a must have. The one I have allows me use my own trackball with it, so that's something to consider too.

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#8 Qeffects

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 02:18 PM

im just about to buy one of those, ones i have seen are £30-£40 so im just gonna go for one of those. i dont know if its usefull tho but i would hope so,
also i wanted to ask what do u guys actually sketch and scan up? i sketch my website and stuff but i never scan them, just redo them in photoshop and/or import to flash.

drawing a website would just leave me with scratchy uneven lines and such

or do u guys do a lot of logo design and cartoon style work




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