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: Probably dumb question but I have to ask..


onizetsu666
02-28-2016, 06:21 PM
Is there anyone who has tried to connect a normal tablet (like a Dell Venue 8 or A Kindle Fire HD) to their laptop and tried to use that as a drawing tablet? Did it work, and if yes then how did you do it (recommended settings)?

Mel_Robertson
02-28-2016, 08:12 PM
it is possible, but the dell venue 8 only supports 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, compared to the Wacom Intuos's 2048 levels os sensitivity....
Also PS doesn't support the synaptics drivers - so as far as I know pressure sensitivity and tilt will not be available anyway, the Asus Vivotab Note 8 would be more realistic device but if anyone wants to test it out you can use THIS (https://downloadcenter.intel.com) Intel graphics driver to update any tablet to work the basic features of PS ( but don't expect any pressure sensitivity or tilt features )

onizetsu666
02-28-2016, 09:24 PM
Ah, well I think I might just go with your suggestion that you made not to long ago about the Wacom tablets. I was trying to use the resources I have here at home to the fullest without trying to pay for it until I can get a job. Also Meli PhotoShop would not be the best program for me, and I think that After Affects might be better for me. I have been looking into jobs for a while now and I have decided to be a graphic artist, more specifically a digital painter. So I am trying to set myself up by fine tuning my art style and techniques, using better software and now as I have noticed I lack of... the technology that has pressure sensitivity that is much needed that I was so blind to see. Argh, well just another minor set back....though I think that is a bit of an understatement. So I have a little bit of time before I graduate high school and go to collage. Welp time for me to start crying now. XD

Mel_Robertson
02-28-2016, 10:00 PM
Meli PhotoShop would not be the best program for me

So you've tried photoshop I take it?
good luck with achieving your goals of being a graphic artist I'm sure you'll get there, have you heard of a site called People per hour? Link here (http://www.peopleperhour.com/static/how-it-works-buyer) - you can post for freelance art jobs & create a work portfolio.. useful to look into if you want to make some quick cash to buy a wacom, again good luck :wink:

onizetsu666
02-28-2016, 10:49 PM
Yes I have, I didn't like it because it was a bit too "bulky" for me. Though if I do go to an art institute heavy chances are that they will teach me to use such a program (or if when I get the Wacom I will use PS and then they will teach me how to use PS more efficiently.) And thank you it means a lot to me it really does. And I have not heard of that site before, I took a look at it and it seems easy enough, I just have to go over things with my mother first before I do anything. Also because you seem to know a lot about this field, I was thinking about getting a "starter tablet" that would be cheaper until I can get a heavy duty Wacom (those can be really pricey o_o; ) so I was thinking a Huion H610PRO peraps, seems like I would get more bang out of my buck for this and once I have a more stable amount of income when I am 18 and out of my family's tax bracket and its just my own taxes that I have to pay then I can buy a more elaborate one, to be specific: Cintiq Companion 2 Intel® Core™ i7 512 GB *drools*

Mel_Robertson
02-29-2016, 12:08 AM
Personally I'd buy WACOM only, even if it's a bamboo you'll notice the diff with quality and the feel of the pen strokes on the pad itself
either way what ever you choose to buy you can save a tone of money by using weed trimmer wire for pen nibs I think you'll find this interesting :biggrin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWnJk8KqgCs

abt2k15
02-29-2016, 04:50 AM
Yes I have, I didn't like it because it was a bit too "bulky" for me. Though if I do go to an art institute heavy chances are that they will teach me to use such a program (or if when I get the Wacom I will use PS and then they will teach me how to use PS more efficiently.) And thank you it means a lot to me it really does. And I have not heard of that site before, I took a look at it and it seems easy enough, I just have to go over things with my mother first before I do anything. Also because you seem to know a lot about this field, I was thinking about getting a "starter tablet" that would be cheaper until I can get a heavy duty Wacom (those can be really pricey o_o; ) so I was thinking a Huion H610PRO peraps, seems like I would get more bang out of my buck for this and once I have a more stable amount of income when I am 18 and out of my family's tax bracket and its just my own taxes that I have to pay then I can buy a more elaborate one, to be specific: Cintiq Companion 2 Intel® Core™ i7 512 GB *drools*

hey just chiming in here ( again kind of ^^ ).

so from what i get is you like animated ( maybe manga ) stuff and want to do your own. it is totally ok to buy a cheaper one like the huion. you hear alot of good stuff about huion.

the cheapest wacom comes about the same price as the huion variant you were looking at. i know its a worn of phrase but trust me "size does not matter". my tablet is huuuuge ( but i got it cheap so durr ) and when it was new i often wished i had a small bambus tablet or so.. so maybe simulate with a sheet of paper - how you want to work in front of your pc. thats the most important part. you dont need any more money per se but if you had - you could also invest in a small keyboard-ish thingy for hotkeys - thats half the reason for a good intuos ( the quick access buttons on them ).

i took a wooden plank and designed some kind of connection-table for desks. before i had that it was kind of uncomfortable working with such a huge tablet since i never had space for it on my working table. also the small extra keyboard was such a great investment... ( 5 bucks XD )

so what im trying to say here is that while better equipment makes a difference but its more important to build a comfotrable workspace so you can focus on your art.

also the "after effect" part makes me believe that you like to do animated videos/ scenes yourself? if so you might want to check out "toon boom" or so.

onizetsu666
02-29-2016, 10:55 AM
hey just chiming in here ( again kind of ^^ ).

so from what i get is you like animated ( maybe manga ) stuff and want to do your own. it is totally ok to buy a cheaper one like the huion. you hear alot of good stuff about huion.

the cheapest wacom comes about the same price as the huion variant you were looking at. i know its a worn of phrase but trust me "size does not matter". my tablet is huuuuge ( but i got it cheap so durr ) and when it was new i often wished i had a small bambus tablet or so.. so maybe simulate with a sheet of paper - how you want to work in front of your pc. thats the most important part. you dont need any more money per se but if you had - you could also invest in a small keyboard-ish thingy for hotkeys - thats half the reason for a good intuos ( the quick access buttons on them ).

i took a wooden plank and designed some kind of connection-table for desks. before i had that it was kind of uncomfortable working with such a huge tablet since i never had space for it on my working table. also the small extra keyboard was such a great investment... ( 5 bucks XD )

so what im trying to say here is that while better equipment makes a difference but its more important to build a comfotrable workspace so you can focus on your art.

also the "after effect" part makes me believe that you like to do animated videos/ scenes yourself? if so you might want to check out "toon boom" or so.

Hmmm well from what I have seen the Intuos models are the cheapest ones and from reviews and and videos that compare the Intuos from the Cintiq models... the Intous ones are not as smooth for drawing and are somewhat inaccurate.
Also I do know that for a fact my work space means all, I don't normally mess with hotkeys but I do have a wireless bluetooth keyboard that we bought with our Dell Venue 8 (though we rarely use it for that) also I get what you mean by wanting a smaller tablet to work with but I have tried using my kindle for sketchbook ink...and I wanted to throw it across the room let me tell ya XD I hated the small display of it and went batcrap after a while. For example we own many laptops in my house but my Dell Inspirion 3537 is the one I strictly use and keep everyone away from touching (mostly because EVERYONE in my house does not know how to preform basic services on a laptop even though I have told the 9 ways to Sunday how to do so) It has a perfect amount of display for me and the touchscreen capabilities are wonderful. So that is how I know for sure I want a larger display. But I agree I love using a system that feels like the real deal, that why I love sketchbook, I am trying to customize all of my programs to have a workflow of it as much as I possibly can. And yes I do love to draw anime and if I could I would like to work in the JapanAmation industry but that is a bit out of my reach right now, and you are also correct with the after effects, I am not all that good thought at animation but I am thinking about being an animation colorist.
(also sorry if my thoughts are incomplete or choppy... my mind goes at a fast pace and I often jump around DX)

onizetsu666
02-29-2016, 10:59 AM
Personally I'd buy WACOM only, even if it's a bamboo you'll notice the diff with quality and the feel of the pen strokes on the pad itself
either way what ever you choose to buy you can save a tone of money by using weed trimmer wire for pen nibs I think you'll find this interesting :biggrin:



Well I will have to keep that book marked for future usage, thank you so much! :laugh: