im thinking about buying a wacom but i don’t relay know anything about them
i donut need a pro tool just something better than my mouse relay mostly for painting textures just for hobby (don’t mean i want it to look like crap) something at the cheaper end would be better. its not sold where i live so i don’t have the freedom of looking around and asking questions and comparing for a suggested brad or something
don’t know if it matters but im using a dell laptop windows xp home and i have a bluetooth port i think some of the use that
I read something about them Graphire seems more for me but im not sure
Wacom is the No.1 whwn it comes to pen tablets. They have pro (intuos/cintiq) and consumer (graphire/volito) series of their products. Because of their name/brand/value wacom products are mostly much more expensive than tablets by lesser known companies. Important to know is:
What are you going to do with it? Do you just need a mouse replacement? How much are you willing to spend? How much control do you need? (pressure senitivity, pen angle et al)
The wacom stuff is quality wise really good (intuos - dunno about the others). Well there is no real competitor at all.
For example I own the A3 intuos3, but i knew that I would need a very good board because I mainly use it for drawing and painting digitally, so I went the extra money mile and spent about 250€ for it. Like you said you just want to do some “hobby” texture painting and similar stuff you might be finer with something more suitable for your purse…
Have a look at some other brands and pricings, in the end google will be your friend as always…
actualy, eaven the cheapest wacom can do the thing… esp if its mostly for hobby.
Buy quality. I originally had the same idea as krizu, got a cheap tablet because I was just doing it as a hobby, didn’t need professional grade equipment… The cheap tablet wound up gathering dust in the closet. It’s still there, in fact. The cheap tablet didn’t offer any more control than I had with the mouse, actually I could do better drawings with the mouse. I haven’t tried all the tablets on the market, once burned, twice shy, I guess. My second, and probably last tablet is a Wacom Intuos. With the Wacom, I can just pick up the pen and draw.
Thanks for the link krizu and info very useful, yeah i know Google is my friend
thanks to felix kutt and orinoco as well ill take these into consideration when buying one
I have a wacom Graphire 2 (about 3 years old, cheapest Wacom I could find). With a good paint program the pressure sensitivity really does allow you to make images that are just not as easy to make with a mouse.