Hey All - just a general question. I'm looking into getting myself a wacom tablet to help speed up roto work and for general use in after effects, commotion and photoshop and was wondering if I could get some input on what a good size is.
Right now I'm leaning towards the 6 x 8 because it seems to be a good price/performance match. But if I heard compelling agruments against then I might consider the 9 x 12.
My setup right now is a single monitor (17" LCD) but I've got pretty long arms (I'm about 6'4). Anyway - I'm blathering so I'll end this post right now. Thanks for any advice!!
kinda personal, man by grinner on Jul 28, 2002 at 10:46:23 pm
Bigger may really be better here. My favorite though is this badboy... http://www.wacom.com/lcdtablets/index_18sx.cfm
Works great in your lap or on the desktop. It takes just a little getting use to then your like, "man this freakin rocks."
Re: How big is YOUR Wacom? by jean hauptman on Jul 29, 2002 at 3:08:15 am
Geoff- 9 x 12 is the most popular size for professionals.
These medium tablets are better than the big ones because you can sit back, cross your legs, and work with the tablet in your lap.
6x8 seems a little too confining for the hand. I don't know anyone who has one so don't know about its performance.
The worst are the big moose tablets that take up your whole desktop.
Quantel artists who don't know any better buy them. They eat up so much space, people put their drinks on the tablet, interoffice mail and everything else. And the artist is stuck hunched over a desktop.
Re: How big is YOUR Wacom? by Shane Barrell on Jul 29, 2002 at 9:15:43 am
hehe, the only problem that i have with my wacom.. 12/12 i think it is, is that its so large that ive now had countless cups of coffee fall on it, trodden on it, and dropped my electric pencil sharpner on it too many times to count,, its just such a huge target that nothing ever seems to escape its gravitational pull .. hehe :)
Re: How big is YOUR Wacom? by Todd on Jul 29, 2002 at 10:30:03 pm
I like the 12X12 because it more closely approximates the size and shape of my monitor. I find that the scaling can make for some weirdness with the smaller tablets and I don't like having the tablet set to only use a portion of my monitor. This probably doesn't matter much if you don't use it to draw though.
I've never been able to get into the whole "lean back with the tablet in you lap thing".