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Offline Sarlock

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Graphics Tablet
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:09:30 AM »
I just got myself a graphics tablet to play with for creating graphics (Wacom intuos 5 touch)... and wow!  This thing is great.  I'm not sure I could ever go back to drawing with a mouse again.  The speed at which you can draw with one of these compared to a mouse is amazing.  Just fiddling around with my first drawing of a tree and for a first attempt without any editing afterwards (lots of work to be done to it before it's a pak128-worthy tree).



Off to play some more...

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Re: Graphics Tablet
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 12:16:34 AM »
:thumbsup:

Enjoy your new toy... and we'll all enjoy the results! 8)

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Re: Graphics Tablet
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 12:45:57 AM »
A friend of mine bought such a tablet and he came to the same opinion. this tablets are not expensive, i think i will try a cheap one. how did you paint this tree? With gimp? do you use special pencils or brushes?

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Re: Graphics Tablet
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 02:22:00 AM »
I just used Paint.Net and a simple paintbrush with a bit of anti-aliasing on the edge and layered it on with several different layers of green starting with the darkest at the back and working forward with each layer.  It's a rather simple design but I just wanted to test the tablet out.  What I like the most about it is how FAST it is to draw compared to the mouse and the accuracy is really nice.  I can see a lot of uses for this tablet.

Next step is to set it up properly so that the pressure sensitivity feature works (the harder you press the darker it draws).

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Re: Graphics Tablet
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 04:01:49 AM »
Can we soon expect a new take on pak Hand Drawn perhaps?

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Re: Graphics Tablet
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 04:14:13 AM »
Hand drawn pak sets would be soooooo easy with one of these tablets!

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Re: Graphics Tablet
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 08:17:02 AM »
I got one, too. Welcome to the group which spent money on Simutrans :P

Mine is an A4-sized Trust. If there is one takeaway - "smaller". For drawing as I practice it, being able to move the pointer across a large portion of viewport with movement of wrist seems far more important. When comparing the technical data later, I realized that while the total resolution is same as Wacoms of that era, resulting lower DPI is indeed a bit of a problem.

Still, it's indispensable for larger projects!