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Wacom Inkling

Postby Tzan » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:17 pm

A pen and receiver combo that tracks your penstrokes for up to 50 sketches and uploads them to a computer for use with applications like Photoshop or Illustrator.

You draw on plain paper with a standard ball point pen cartridge inserted in the stylus.



The Wacom site is being hammered.

So here is Cnet

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-200 ... he-future/
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Postby BFenix » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:51 pm

Have some doubts about it, but its definitely amazing! :P
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Postby OneEye589 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:44 pm

I saw something like this in prototype like a year ago, pretty neat.

However, my sketches are always REALLY rough and hairy, so it wouldn't help me out much. Even if I did an underdrawing then used the pen, it would be just as easy to do the underdrawing, scan it, and do the whole thing in Illustrator.
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:32 am

[quote="OneEye589"]Even if I did an underdrawing then used the pen, it would be just as easy to do the underdrawing, scan it, and do the whole thing in Illustrator.[/quote

I've got to agree with this. You can achieve the same basic effect with a scanner.
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Postby Tzan » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:35 am

Discussing this on the Newtek forum we decided the benefits are:

Layers, you can make new layers as you draw
Converts directly to vectors if you want
Portability, scanners are not portable.



The one downside may be the accuracy of the line recording.
But I would never buy this without testing first, or seeing a video test of the line accuracy.
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Re: Wacom Inkling

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Re: Wacom Inkling

Postby Keldoclock » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:39 am

Why not simply use a Wacom Intudos or something?
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Re: Wacom Inkling

Postby Tzan » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:03 pm

This is portable.

From the article:

Spratt points out — they could "serve as an affordable bridge between traditional and digital mediums for the pros who really like the feel of pen on paper yet crave the flexibility of digitized drawings."
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Re: Wacom Inkling

Postby OneEye589 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:04 pm

Obviously Keldoclock has either never used a tablet before, or has never used a pen before.
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