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    I came straight here to post this but you beat me to it.

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    I actually thought of inventing a type of Ink that can be recognized by your computer without having to go through a scanner and editing textures of the paper and such, but never got around to it (I thought it wasn't that great of an idea). It was just a thought I had in the past.

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    I think my favorite part about it is the instant vector transfer, that will cut down a fair amount of production time

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    This just might replace my scanner.

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    Guys and gals, before you get all starry-eyed, go read the specs.

    It says clearly on their site: the precision of this thing's tracking is from +/-2.5 mm in the middle of a page, to +/- 5 mm near the edges. On an A4 page that's up to 4% wobble. Think of it. Your lines may be off by almost half an inch.

    It may be that the deviation is consistent over the page and the relative position of the lines is more precise than might be inferred; but I am not going to buy one just to find out.

    Also: what makes this so great for getting the sketches into computer, compared to a scanner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arenhaus View Post
    Also: what makes this so great for getting the sketches into computer, compared to a scanner?
    Yeah. I was wondering about that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farvus View Post
    Yeah. I was wondering about that too.
    its faster lol.

    This also has my vote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWyEY...ayer_embedded#!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arenhaus View Post
    Also: what makes this so great for getting the sketches into computer, compared to a scanner?
    Layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meloncov View Post
    Layers.
    I can make layers after I scan it.

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    Also: what makes this so great for getting the sketches into computer, compared to a scanner?
    Faster if you have tons of sketches from the day you want into the computer. I have a pretty fast scanner and I always dread when I have like 20 sketches I want to put into the computer. I just don't have the attention span for that.

    But other than speed, the the thing that really has me geeking out is the insta-vector. If that works as the video shows, then that makes it worth the money 10 times over.

    I often convert things to paths using "Convert to Paths" in photoshop, but depending on your line quality and the tolerance you set it at, it can cause a lot of detail loss (which is okay when I am doing comics, but other times I want more detail to remain), but that method is also several steps to achieve. To be able to have it right away when I open the document is amazing.

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    I don't normally scan sketches unless it's like a pen and ink drawing that I'm going to compile into a finished artwork. This is looks great though, and would definitely encourage me to upload more sketches. It's true, though, that it's not much more difficult to scan an image, clean up the sketch a little, and then convert it to a vector in illustrator.

    What I'd really like to see for this are different kinds of pens. This is a ballpoint pen, it'd be great to see a technical pen, or different nib-types of pens, maybe even a brush?

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    Yeah, the vector thing would be really sweet if it works like the video (and the accuracy isn't TOO far off). You could do the rough in pencil, then come back over it with the inkling.

    It's still a bit rich for my blood, though (and, ohhhhhh, what I wouldn't give for a Cintiq instead. Well, I wouldn't give £800 for it, but you know what I mean).

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    Personally I'd see more potential in that if they'd also produce different tips for the pen (maybe they will), like a broader "ink" brush or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoat View Post
    Yeah, the vector thing would be really sweet if it works like the video (and the accuracy isn't TOO far off). You could do the rough in pencil, then come back over it with the inkling.

    It's still a bit rich for my blood, though (and, ohhhhhh, what I wouldn't give for a Cintiq instead. Well, I wouldn't give £800 for it, but you know what I mean).
    Oddly enough, I am one of these artists that has zero desire to own a Cintiq. When I am doing digital painting, I am so comfortable drawing with the tablet to the right of me and my left hand free to use hot keys, that I would probably be really annoyed with a Cintiq.

    When I want to draw on paper (with a pad on my lap), I'll just draw on paper so that is why this appeals to me.

    I consider 200 bones to at least be worth a try for this niche product...whereas I see the amount for a Cintiq to be FAR too rich for me to spend for a convenience of trying to mimic a piece of paper.

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    Is there an erase, or does it record the drawing when finished. What if you need to use white-out?

    Also, for inkers is ...what? We just use ballpoint pens now for inking?

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    I thought it was pretty cool looking too. Then I watched the intro video on using it. Eh, not so cool after all. At least for me.

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    Yeah, that thread has more info - check it out before you buy this thing.

    The mouse/scanner thing looks pretty handy, though. I wonder what it's gonna cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartdeco View Post
    I thought it was pretty cool looking too. Then I watched the intro video on using it. Eh, not so cool after all. At least for me.

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    Yeah, that thread has more info - check it out before you buy this thing.

    The mouse/scanner thing looks pretty handy, though. I wonder what it's gonna cost?

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    well the clearly shows it a very limited device but If they keep at it is could become better we cab hope.. but for now...its not something I would go get.

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    better wait for inkling 2.0 ^^ Might be better

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    Here's a question. Each video shows it set up on a flat surface and you not moving. What if you want to draw in your lap? What if you want to turn the paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    Here's a question. Each video shows it set up on a flat surface and you not moving. What if you want to draw in your lap? What if you want to turn the paper?
    I assumed by "Choose your favorite position" that if you turn the page something bad happens. But logically, if everything turns the same (as the device seems to attach, this shouldn't be difficult) it should still work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radicou View Post
    I assumed by "Choose your favorite position" that if you turn the page something bad happens. But logically, if everything turns the same (as the device seems to attach, this shouldn't be difficult) it should still work fine.
    The reason I ask this is because I do turn the paper a lot when working in ink to get the right stroke. I know Wacom's FAQ clearly says this is really for sketches, but if I'm going to spend more work to clean it up digitally because how it records, I'm better of scanning in my drawings instead.

    It means that the receiver would limit the movement of how I work.

    Don't get me wrong, I think this device is neat. I think its a great step forward in things, it even looks fun to try out to see how it works, it's just not $200 fun.

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    I just read a review from someone who actually had a chance to try Inkling, the German illustrator Jana Frank.

    Summary: yes, it does deviate from the line. It also has a lag, so if you draw too quickly you get broken lines and garbage lines. The receiver is relatively heavy, and battery life isn't too long.

    And one ink refill for it costs 17 euros.

    I think I'll pass. It still solves a nonexistent problem, IMHO: scanners are such a staple that I can't see what this gadget is needed for.

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    i see no major advantage, at least in my work flows, to pay $200 for this thing. $20?, mayhaps.

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    Interesting idea, and I can see the potential for improvements, but right now there are too many flaws for me to seriously consider buying this.

    Also, there's also the fact that not everything you doodle (with a pen! Can't erase!) might be worth scanning. And when you realize that you're wasting (overly) expensive ink on drawings that aren't worth importing onto the computer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donm View Post
    i see no major advantage, at least in my work flows, to pay $200 for this thing. $20?, mayhaps.
    I think it will come down in price, since they have to cover their R&D overheads first. TBH for what it is its over priced, but that being said it has some nifty software behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuroyue View Post
    Interesting idea, and I can see the potential for improvements, but right now there are too many flaws for me to seriously consider buying this.

    Also, there's also the fact that not everything you doodle (with a pen! Can't erase!) might be worth scanning. And when you realize that you're wasting (overly) expensive ink on drawings that aren't worth importing onto the computer...
    The ink refills are your Standard 1mm Mini Ballpoint so I don't think you would necessarily be wasting ink... With that said, a flat bed scanner ($50-ish for a decent one) and a copy of Inkscape (free) would give you the same results for a fraction of the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donm View Post
    i see no major advantage, at least in my work flows, to pay $200 for this thing. $20?, mayhaps.
    Yeah, I was thinking this item might be worth it for around $50, but tbh, they'd have to be giving them away for me to get one.

    I think the majority of the consumers who will purchase this are the kind that enjoy getting new fun little gadgets to try out and have the money to do so. They'll probably use it religiously for a month or until the ink runs out and then forget about it.

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