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Wacom inkling

AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
Not sure how many people here are actually interested in graphics tablets, but the new wacom inkling looks pretty amazing to me, mostly because drawing with my intuos 4 is not the same as drawing with paper and not having to use shitty as shit live trace to vectorise ink drawing would be a godsend. Price seems just right too.



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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    I saw this too, looks pretty awesome. I'd be interested in it, I draw a lot better on paper than I do on tablets or anything.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    I'm not an artist, but my thoughts are that this is super cool but also $200 that you could save just by using your scanner and some free time. Still, super convenient.

  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    Well I imagine the use for this is to hand draw on a better surface than tablets (which may have a higher learning curve) and have the ability to import the layers you decided and vectorize your work. It's pretty nicely priced for what it is, I thought.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    I'm not an artist, but my thoughts are that this is super cool but also $200 that you could save just by using your scanner and some free time. Still, super convenient.

    Unless you get a dedicated scanner for around the same price or most probably something more expensive I find that the fidelity and how clean the scan turns out is often not very good at all.

    Plus live trace is terrible. Unless I'm doing something wrong, but I've never found the results of live trace to be good at all.

    Of course, we still have yet too see how good the fidelity of this is going to turn out, but if it can convert the sketches to clean vector lines and not distort the image like live trace does I'd say that it's worth the $200.

    edit: oh wow, just realised that the pen is proprietory.

    Wacom better not let those be bullshit to refill/replace.

    Can't wait to see if it's going to do what I hope that it'll do.

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  • MarySueMarySue Registered User
    On the one hand, I'm all, "OOH! SHINY! WANT!" but on the other hand I want to wait and see what people who actually, you know, have used it have to say about the product.

    I really, really love the idea of being able to add layers as you sketch on paper. I hate the proprietary ink, and I have yet to be able to find out the range on the pen (can I only sketch on a weentsy Moleskein or can I use my big ol' honking newsprint tablets that I love unconditionally?)

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  • totallytotally Registered User
    This is neat, not sure if i would ever buy one, but still super neat. I use a both a wacom cintiq 12wx and a sketchbook/scanner daily so I am not sure if would buy something like this versus an Ipad for plein air digital painting. But damn it just reeks of the future. I want to demo one super bad now.

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  • AiouaAioua Novus Ordo Seclorum Lord of the ForumRegistered User regular
    edited September 2011
    MarySue wrote:
    On the one hand, I'm all, "OOH! SHINY! WANT!" but on the other hand I want to wait and see what people who actually, you know, have used it have to say about the product.

    I really, really love the idea of being able to add layers as you sketch on paper. I hate the proprietary ink, and I have yet to be able to find out the range on the pen (can I only sketch on a weentsy Moleskein or can I use my big ol' honking newsprint tablets that I love unconditionally?)

    Looks like the largest supported size is A4
    http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Inkling/Inkling-Technical-Specifics.aspx

    EDIT: Lots of good info on that page. It says the ink refill is standard Mini Ballpoint. From my googling, I think its a refill for art-type pens, but hey, it's not propietary.

    Also accuracy is +/- 2.5 mm? That... doesn't seem very good at all.

    EDIT EDIT: Also it apparently tracks via ultrasonic and infrared. So it can be used to scare away both dogs and witches!

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    Yeah, the accuracy seems pretty wack, so I'm waiting for some reviews.

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  • MarySueMarySue Registered User
    Aioua wrote:
    Lots of good info on that page. It says the ink refill is standard Mini Ballpoint. From my googling, I think its a refill for art-type pens, but hey, it's not propietary.

    I did some Google shopping and it looks like they'll run about $1 to $5 USD each per refill, depending on manufacturer. And we all know how artist-types get about their ink (STEP AWAY FROM MY UNIBALL DELUXE MICROS AND NO ONE GETS HURT).

    My concern now is how fast I'd blow through a refill because those don't hold a lot of ink.

    So, again. Waiting for hands on reviews with baited breath.

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