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    Quote Originally Posted by sarinn View Post
    I don't understand why a laptop would be good for digital art. Battery life is sad when doing anything intensive. When I was in school, if I was testing scripts or doing anything more intensive than word processing, my battery would maybe last 2.5 hours. I imagine the same goes for a digital artist. With a desktop, you get a bigger screen, or you can get two screens. Sure, you can move from point A to point B and take your stuff with you, but for me? Art is a hobby, not a profession.

    Also, no you're not killing my urge for an iPad. I'm curious about it to no end. At the moment, I see it as being the start of something bigger. What if you had something like an iPad, but with more power? Imagine being able to run photoshop on it. Would this not mean artists would suddenly have (essentially) an affordable cintiq (intuos? which ever allows you to draw on the screen)?
    The one big drawback to using the iPad for digital art at the moment is there's no pressure sensitivity (last I checked.) So you never have enough control to do anything really sophisticated. It's a bit like old-school early 1980's digital art, when people had to draw with a mouse. Sure, you can get some interesting results, but it's very limited.

    If someone does manage to make an iPad-like device with pressure sensitivity, a decent stylus, and a good painting app, I'd buy it instantly, of course.

    Personally, I use a laptop as my desktop, and I can run everything I need just fine (Photoshop, Flash, the works.) Depends on the laptop, I think. For me it's more convenient in my small apartment, plus I can take it with me when I go places, and I don't need to pay for and maintain two whole computer setups.

    Oh, and to backup my view on the iPad of being the start to bigger things, here's a small article in which Bill Gates states that Microsoft is currently looking at a bunch of tablet projects. I somehow doubt Bill wants to take on Wacom.
    Not only that, I've heard Google/Android is working on their version, too... Personally I'm waiting to see where this all goes. The iPad as it is now is kind of like an expensive toy as far as I'm concerned - neat, but not really worth the money to me. But one way or the other, it's bound to turn into something much cooler (and probably cheaper) in future versions. (Whether the coolest versions come from Apple or someone else remains to be seen.)
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    Tablet/slates are going to be coming as the wave of the future. There is the X2 in the UK, the Courier from MS and if you look in the wacom thread, people are rather happy with the detachable tablet/slate from Motion Computing LE1700. The Motion computing has Wacom tech on it and you can find one used on Ebay that does run an OS like Windows.


    Also iPad does have pressure sensitivity: http://www.techmph.com/gadgets/mobil...uchscreen.html
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    Also iPad does have pressure sensitivity: http://www.techmph.com/gadgets/mobil...uchscreen.html
    Really? Then that's pretty cool, if it works... I only got to play with an iPad for a couple of days, and the painting and drawing apps I tried didn't take advantage of pressure sensitivity, so it was like drawing on a big iPhone. Kinda neat, but not very useful. Are there any apps yet that DO use pressure sensitivity? And do they work with a stylus?

    Or should I keep waiting?
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    I get the impression most people would use the ipad to start a painting and get the basic idea down while they are on the train or bus or whatever, and then they can refine it when they get home (or wherever they have their tablet).
    I think that way an ipad would be much better than something like a laptop because then you don't have to carry laptop, tablet and stylus. Just ipad and your fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    Really? Then that's pretty cool, if it works... I only got to play with an iPad for a couple of days, and the painting and drawing apps I tried didn't take advantage of pressure sensitivity, so it was like drawing on a big iPhone. Kinda neat, but not very useful. Are there any apps yet that DO use pressure sensitivity? And do they work with a stylus?

    Or should I keep waiting?
    Yeah I didn't find the drawing to be intuitive myself, which is why I've been looking at the detachable tablet pcs where you need only the slate itself. I don't think the iPad is quite there yet for the artist who would like portable digital devices.
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    Damn, i have been thinking of a pen product, with a felt tip with material that would work on the iPad (so it knows where you pen is at on the screen). That way the only thing the pen has to do is calculate pressure and since the iPad has bluetooth transmit that information nearly instant. How awesome would this pen be.... if only i was a business person with some money.

    Then the only thing you would need be some type of app that can handle pressure sensitivity information and such.

    If somone from Wacom is reading this.. make it happen!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDevil View Post
    Damn, i have been thinking of a pen product, with a felt tip with material that would work on the iPad (so it knows where you pen is at on the screen). That way the only thing the pen has to do is calculate pressure and since the iPad has bluetooth transmit that information nearly instant. How awesome would this pen be.... if only i was a business person with some money.

    Then the only thing you would need be some type of app that can handle pressure sensitivity information and such.

    If somone from Wacom is reading this.. make it happen!!
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=187509

    Tablet PC that weighs about 2-3lbs at most with Wacom tech that is detachable as a slate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=187509

    Tablet PC that weighs about 2-3lbs at most with Wacom tech that is detachable as a slate.
    That is seriously cool, though it seems to be kinda expensive. Thanks though i never seen it might actually consider buying it now
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarinn View Post

    However, I came across a thing on youtube of Yoshitoshi ABe using Livesketch and drawing with his finger. Seems the app is also on the iPhone. I've never used it, I'm a CrackBerry person. But I must say, this is one of those things that motivates me to get back in drawing (and get an iPad) simply because that was kick ass.
    all the comments on that video seem to be saying that its fake...
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    Ok, in my opinion the iPad is NOT a digital canvas; however, it is an awesome sketchpad. I enjoy the fact that its nearly infinite in its page limit. Also, I've sat through a number of figure drawing sessions where I've used my Wacom and did not enjoy the power drain. Using a Macbook Pro, Bamboo Tablet and Photoshop and closing nearly EVERYTHING else, I barely get the 2.5 hours that I need.

    Pressure sensitivity can basically be blamed on a Mr. Steve Jobs. He refuses to allow a stylus or create one for use. When it comes to Wacom tablets, the power is mostly in the pen itself. The iPad may be limited, but for those of us who want a Cintiq and can't afford it: 16 Gb iPad+Stylus+Drawing Program = $627.

    The uses are beyond simply drawing. I've imported a lot of drawing books over, so I can take them to go, especially my Hogarth books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffix View Post
    all the comments on that video seem to be saying that its fake...
    Trusting comments on youtube is like trusting comments on 4chan. No wait, I trust Anonymous more than the children on youtube.

    Very well, one should always be able to back up their source so:

    How about the AnimeNewsNetwork?
    TechBlog?

    Better yet, here's ABe's blog. Which was where I originally saw the video when a friend of mine who knows Japanese linked it to me. Will that be good enough?
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    II found iPad to be quite god for the artwork purposes and the reason is very clear, the wide screen provides a better visibility than iPhone, moreover, you can get started with the sketching right where you want while sitting in a bus or while waiting for the train. The only problem that's had a negative effect on me is because its does have a flash compatible system and that's what Apple need to work on and get it worked out as soon as possible.
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    FLASH?!!

    There's no need for Flash on the iPad. HTML5 is solid. What's important is that there is a flash alternative. What's gonna happen is iPhone and iPad compatibility will force people off flash and move forward a new standard. A great example of this is "Harmony" (http://mrdoob.com/projects/harmony/)

    Written in HTML and very nice. BTW it's a solid replacement for the app shown in that youtube video.

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