Hi Be Braw
If i liked the tablet ? YES !
Veeery nicely made, cool design.
I had the following problem though: i own a 17" and a 24 " wide. With the newest drivers, it should be possible to map the tablet to 1 scrren only, and swap monitor with one of the express keys. The control panel for the wacom is very well made, very intuitive, so i had no pbs setting that up. BUT as soon as you restrat your machine (next mornign), your cursor is limited to the top left corner of the 1st monitor ! (about 250*150 pixels)
I had to clean the drivers and reinstall: idem.
Then i went to download the newest stuff, only to see that the bug remains…
I finally use some older drivers where the swap function doesn’t exist, but everything is stable. So if i want to map to one monitor only and swap between monitors, i have to launch the control panel. (which is very quick if you assign it to the express key)
I sometimes use the tablet to browse the internet and manipulate things on the PC: it helps my wrist !
I haven’t realy tried to manipulate things in Blender, but so far i don’t like it in Blender: i switch back to my mouse.
On the contrary, it is a real treat when it comes to using the GIMP or other 2D apps. !
I went to do some texturing for my violin and did it with the mouse (no tablet at that time): it would have been 3x better and 2x quicker with the wacom !
I have been quite busy in “real life” lately doing some serious woodworking, so i haven’t done much with the tablet since…This violin is in standby…
About the additionnal pens: well i had mine with the airbrush instead of the mouse, and for less money, so i can’t complain.
The airbrush is a bit…fragile. It is extremely light (which is probably good) and when you shake it you can hear that is it not very sturdily made… But it has a very nice good side: in the 2d apps, the programs keep in memory what tool you’ve used last with a particular input device.
So if you use “square select” with your mouse, “airbrush” with the airbrush, “brush” with the normal pen , “eraser” with its eraser-tip and “blur” with the airbrush’s eraser, you can just pick up a tool and the programm knows what effect it should have: very handy !
Erase something, take the mouse: hop you have your select tool !
Even the color you’ve used your tool with is kept…
Back to the airbrush: i didn’t use the small wheel on top of it, so i really use it as anothe pen.
For me, if you don’t get a bargain, the airbrush isn’t a must. But better get the airbrush than the mouse…
Downside of the tablet: it takes much room on my desk and costs quite a lot (was for my birthday, from me :D)
I probably would be quite bad at painting on a computer, but i can show you a detail of a real painting of mine (it is a scanned photo of the painting actually…)