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Art Tech Thread [Wacom/Yiynova, Computer builds, Software] Post your set up!

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2018
    Alright, finally got around to trying a few things you mentioned - looks like I did start off this tablet with a fresh install after uninstalling my old wacom drivers. I checked the windows pen settings and turned them ALL off. Since none of them seemed relevant aka "Suggest apps for pen." - Is that actually useful for people?

    Anyways, after turning those off, I don't seem to be getting any lagging between actions now! Thanks a bunch for the help :D

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Nice! glad to hear it. Yeah those settings are awful, they should shut them down if you plug in a tablet.

    Prospicience
  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Dang, I somehow got unsubscribed from this thread.

    @GrieforGlory I know I'm late, but in case it helps you or anyone else:
    I'm happy with my standing desk situation! I got the following.
    Edit: The strength on the arm is plenty for max pressure on the stylus. Sometimes I'll grab the monitor from underneath, in the same feeling as I might when holding a piece of paper to a desk, and that's enough to really go HAM on scribbling or whatever.

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  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    Also, does anyone know about stylus charging cables? I think I lost my PN02 cable in rearranging the house.

    I see that the Huion cable looks nearly identical, but I can't find any electrical rating information for either XP-PEN or Huion products.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I dont know anything about that product family, I'm surprised the pen doesn't have a AAAA battery like most non-wacom pens. At 2 bucks, probably no harm in trying?


    I had some luck just throwing my last yiynova question out to twitter, you might have some luck with the Huion owners out there.

  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    Iruka wrote: »
    I dont know anything about that product family, I'm surprised the pen doesn't have a AAAA battery like most non-wacom pens. At 2 bucks, probably no harm in trying?


    I had some luck just throwing my last yiynova question out to twitter, you might have some luck with the Huion owners out there.

    Huh! I never considered disassembling it. I just assumed it would be a soldered in lithium battery.

    Maybe I'll take it to Twitter. Thanks!

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    I got an ipad pro!

    Right now i'm just messing with photoshop sketch and illustrator whateveritscalled.

    Is procreate worth the $10, should I get something else instead?

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I too just got an iPad pro! I will try to do a write up, but I'm currently using clip paint, which requires alot more money, so depends on your needs. Procreat is nice, but you'll need to get used to its largely gesture and touch based UI.

    Doodmann
  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    Iruka wrote: »
    I too just got an iPad pro! I will try to do a write up, but I'm currently using clip paint, which requires alot more money, so depends on your needs. Procreat is nice, but you'll need to get used to its largely gesture and touch based UI.

    Clip Studio Paint? Is that a separate license from the desktop version?

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Iruka wrote: »
    I too just got an iPad pro! I will try to do a write up, but I'm currently using clip paint, which requires alot more money, so depends on your needs. Procreat is nice, but you'll need to get used to its largely gesture and touch based UI.

    Yeah I'm trying to figure out the best solution as I'm already paying for Adobe CC, I'm mostly mad they haven't put out a proper photoshop/illustrator like app.

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    templewulf wrote: »
    Iruka wrote: »
    I too just got an iPad pro! I will try to do a write up, but I'm currently using clip paint, which requires alot more money, so depends on your needs. Procreat is nice, but you'll need to get used to its largely gesture and touch based UI.

    Clip Studio Paint? Is that a separate license from the desktop version?

    Unfortunately, yes, as far as I can tell. Its monthly for this, because fuck me.

    It is literally just the desktop version, with a few mobile/touch oriented tricks up its sleeve.

  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    Iruka wrote: »
    templewulf wrote: »
    Iruka wrote: »
    I too just got an iPad pro! I will try to do a write up, but I'm currently using clip paint, which requires alot more money, so depends on your needs. Procreat is nice, but you'll need to get used to its largely gesture and touch based UI.

    Clip Studio Paint? Is that a separate license from the desktop version?

    Unfortunately, yes, as far as I can tell. Its monthly for this, because fuck me.

    It is literally just the desktop version, with a few mobile/touch oriented tricks up its sleeve.

    :-\

    One of the reasons I was excited about Clip was that it was a reasonable price for a one time purchase.

    Oh well, I still like the desktop version!

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  • SurfpossumSurfpossum A nonentity trying to preserve the anonymity he so richly deserves.Registered User regular
    As yet another new iPad + Pencil owner, I highly recommend a matte screen protector if you don’t mind a fair bit of grain. I got this one, I think.

    I personally have been quite happy with the trade off, because it feels so, so much nicer to me.

    I’ve also been using Autodesk’s Sketchbook, but have heard a lot about this Procreate. I’m pretty sure Autodesk has everything I need for the moment, but it very, very occasionally struggles a bit. Does Procreate run consistently?

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Adobe might be planning a full release of PS for the Ipad, according to engadget here, so that might be something to look forward to if none of these options suit you quite yet. I dont know how sure it is, and how well it will run though.

  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Procreate is well worth the $10 just to figure out if it's right for you or not.

  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    i hope it is appropriate that i ask here. i've started looking at some options from xp-pen. mostly the super cheap and small ones as i don't really know what i'm looking for just yet. is it common that these devices normally ask you to disable antivirus to install them? that's...a big red flag to me

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    Whats your antivirus?

    I dont have experience with xp-pen, but I know they are relatively popular devices. If you are using something like norton or avast, the relevancy of that software has gone way down over time as windows native defense has gotten better. @templewulf got the 22HD last year and didnt come in here saying it melted their computer, so I'm going to guess the drivers aren't malicious.

  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    edited January 11
    Mine didn't ask me to do that, that's pretty weird. It was a normal driver install, AFAIK.

    Mine also has a habit of not starting its drivers, so I had to take some extra steps: https://www.xp-pen.com/ask/detail/id/203/channel/66.html

    Edit: If you consider the difference in price from a Cintiq or whatever, the time I spent figuring out the drivers is a bargain.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    the device hasn't yet mostly because i haven't connected it lol. i'm currently using bit defender but i opened the install manual/quick start guide and step #3 is literally "disable any antivirus". the reason seems to be something with the pen and drivers but it just seemed so weird to request that

    i doubt it is prepackaged with anything malicious but like i said it was just a big moment of WTF when i saw that

  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    the device hasn't yet mostly because i haven't connected it lol. i'm currently using bit defender but i opened the install manual/quick start guide and step #3 is literally "disable any antivirus". the reason seems to be something with the pen and drivers but it just seemed so weird to request that

    i doubt it is prepackaged with anything malicious but like i said it was just a big moment of WTF when i saw that

    I'm running Windows defender and MalwareBytes, and I didn't disable anything when I installed.

    Though now I wonder if that has to do with my driver problems!

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    edited January 12
    templewulf wrote: »
    the device hasn't yet mostly because i haven't connected it lol. i'm currently using bit defender but i opened the install manual/quick start guide and step #3 is literally "disable any antivirus". the reason seems to be something with the pen and drivers but it just seemed so weird to request that

    i doubt it is prepackaged with anything malicious but like i said it was just a big moment of WTF when i saw that

    I'm running Windows defender and MalwareBytes, and I didn't disable anything when I installed.

    Though now I wonder if that has to do with my driver problems!

    it could be. what was the symptom? the pen just didn't work? i'm assuming that's what you mean when you said the drivers didn't start. this was one of the KB entries i looked at when i was trying to figure out why the instructions in the box said to do it

    https://www.xp-pen.com/ask/detail/id/212/channel/66.html

    edit: i went with the xp-pen star g430s which is super tiny but also only $20 because like i said earlier i just kinda wanted to try it out. my wife had a wacom device years ago that i got get but i couldn't stand the scratchy noise it made pen to "paper". i've drawing on my surface pro 2 but it feels a little weird so i wanted to try something else like this without diving into a big investment. i'm just doodling stuff and doing minor PS edits so not real heavy stuff

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  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    Doodmann wrote: »
    Procreate is well worth the $10 just to figure out if it's right for you or not.

    A friend of mine - who is not an Apple person by any means - splurged on an entire iPad + pencil + Procreate and has been very happy with it.

    She's a pro artist, went to school for it and everything, and now it's her primary workflow.

    Compared to that, $10 isn't a big ask!

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  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    templewulf wrote: »
    the device hasn't yet mostly because i haven't connected it lol. i'm currently using bit defender but i opened the install manual/quick start guide and step #3 is literally "disable any antivirus". the reason seems to be something with the pen and drivers but it just seemed so weird to request that

    i doubt it is prepackaged with anything malicious but like i said it was just a big moment of WTF when i saw that

    I'm running Windows defender and MalwareBytes, and I didn't disable anything when I installed.

    Though now I wonder if that has to do with my driver problems!

    it could be. what was the symptom? the pen just didn't work? i'm assuming that's what you mean when you said the drivers didn't start. this was one of the KB entries i looked at when i was trying to figure out why the instructions in the box said to do it

    https://www.xp-pen.com/ask/detail/id/212/channel/66.html

    edit: i went with the xp-pen star g430s which is super tiny but also only $20 because like i said earlier i just kinda wanted to try it out. my wife had a wacom device years ago that i got get but i couldn't stand the scratchy noise it made pen to "paper". i've drawing on my surface pro 2 but it feels a little weird so i wanted to try something else like this without diving into a big investment. i'm just doodling stuff and doing minor PS edits so not real heavy stuff

    Yeah, when the drivers don't start on their own, the tablet doesn't respond to pen input. It still works fine as a monitor, though.

    The Star series is in a different driver family, so hopefully you won't encounter those issues anyway.

    My experience with the Artist 22HD has been very positive (when the drivers are up). It doesn't have tilt or twist, but the pressure response feels great in both Krita and Clip Studio Paint.

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    WingedWeasel
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    i'll keep that one in mind, thanks! i think i've seen it mentioned in some other places as well being strong. i'm kinda leery of xp-pen at this stage due to the weirdness with this one, but even aside from that i think it's outside my spend range at the moment

  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    i'll keep that one in mind, thanks! i think i've seen it mentioned in some other places as well being strong. i'm kinda leery of xp-pen at this stage due to the weirdness with this one, but even aside from that i think it's outside my spend range at the moment

    Oh man, I was really lucky to get it when I did. I was in the market for a new monitor anyway, and XP Pen released a newer model, so they put the Artist 22HD on a big sale.

    I had a $200 budget for a monitor anyway, so it was a smaller stretch on my tablet budget when adding them together.

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    WingedWeasel
  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    the next most reasonable things price wish that i've seen are the wacom intuous and some huion products but part of my goal was to not get the "scratchy" feeling/noise when drawing. i actually have problems using mechanical pencils or sometimes regular pencil and paper because it's like nails on a chalkboard for me a lot of the time. are most of these things the same sort of physical surface?

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