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Lillian Young
How to Access Contextual Menus with a Wacom
on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:46:20 am

I'm using a Wacom Cintique, trying to follow along with a Motion tutorial, and got stuck at the point where I had to drag a clip onto the main window where I should see a drop-down contextual menu.

I don't have nor own a mouse at home nor at work, and I have searched the web for the answer but cannot find it. I even programmed a button on my Wacom to simulate the right-click button. That failed.

Does anyone know how to access the contextual menu using a Wacom tablet?

Using: Motion 4, Mac OS X (Leopard, not Snow Leopard)


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Mark Spencer
Re: How to Access Contextual Menus with a Wacom
on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:52:00 am

You do the same thing you would do with the mouse, it's just tougher because you have to hold the cursor completely still for the contextual menu to appear.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Lillian Young
Re: How to Access Contextual Menus with a Wacom
on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:59:17 am

I am holding the pen completely still. I tried dragging a psd file into the window three ways:

Dragging and pressing the pen onto the tablet screen

Dragging and holding the (programmed) right-click button on the pen

Dragging and holding the (programmed) middle-click button on the pen

I know it's hard to help with this online because I can't demonstrate how I'm trying it, so I thank you in advance.


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Andy Neil
Re: How to Access Contextual Menus with a Wacom
on Oct 1, 2010 at 4:31:13 pm

I don't know what to tell you. I use the Wacom Intuos 3, and simply dragging and holding does the trick. It's no different than a mouse. My only suggestion is to look in the tablet's preferences to make sure there isn't something there that's preventing it from working (not likely, but it's worth a look).

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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