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Whippy

took the plunge and ordered an Intuos3

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Meep, gods...so not used to spending so much money at one time ^/////^
I read a lot of reviews about the Intuos3, Intuos4, and Intuos5.
 
The 5 seems to have lag with the gesture functions as well as the buttons and touch ring. The drivers were problematic for a bunch of people. I also saw that you cannot customize the rotate or zoom getures at all, it's just a checkbox in the driver software. The surface is still gritty and prone to wear out nibs quickly. Some said the button for the touch ring is harder to push. Others said the touch feature made the pen laggy. And some were annoyed by  the on screen button display. I got a good look at this on youtube and it would annoy the crap out of me too because it fades in opacity over time instead of just disappearing instantly. That little time spent seeing the thing fade out adds up after a couple zillion key touches (not presses).

The 4, another nib eating monster. Haven't heard too many ppl complain about the buttons on this one. But I've heard that the USB is prone to breaking easily 0_0. It's got oleds instead of an on screen display which does seem nicer, but you still have to look down to see what's what.

The 3, I really had a hard time finding a negative comment. The worst was about the touch strip on the side of your dominant hand being accidently trigged when you brush against it. But I saw that you can disable the touch part of it and have it be only triggered by the stylus. All the other bad comments were about wacom's customer service or some software on the cd being outdated. LOL...go figure, it's only 8 years old derrrrp!

So I thought about what it would be like to have to put a button the run my finger over a circular slider vs just running my finger or stylus over a touchstrip. The touchstrip sounded way faster and less fussy, I hope this proves correct. There's less buttons on the 3 for my nondominant hand while using the stylus, but then I don't think I need more than four buttons on one side  really. Everything else would be on the other side, where I could assign stuff like "grow selection", "save", "deslect", or whatever.

Hehe, so its been 8 years I've had this Intuos2 and I bought it used on top of that!! Amazing how solid this thing runs. I hope that a step up will be worth it.  Cost me about $200 for the newer used one. My original tablet cost $150. I like reasonably priced things ^^
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
mousehwolf
6 years, 6 months ago
Cool man :)  Hope it works out for you :)
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Thanks ^^ *snugs*
Ketsa
6 years, 6 months ago
I still never use the buttons on my Intuos4, opting instead to use keyboard commands in Sai. I'd worry it's a bit of a waste, but it was a massive enough upgrade over my Graphire3 to warrant anything. I've been using your binder cover overlay suggestion on it, and it's quite good :3 A little different texture which I'm not wild about, but works great none the less~
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Really 9_9 ? The whole reason I bought the Intuos3 was for the hotkeys, and well...to also have a better stylus, and an aspect ratio that fit my main monitor. I'm really glad the binder overlay works for you. You could always try out another brand, I'm sure there's better ones. Like this one. But probably best to just go to a Staples or office supply place and be able to feel it with your hands. XD Another idea, would be to get some really really high grit sandpaper, like the stuff they make for cars, and run that over the surface a bit. It does seem a little bit gritty to me also, but not anything bad enough to eat away at a nib.
Ketsa
6 years, 6 months ago
Ideally I'd just like to find a way to safely smooth out the surface of the tablet, and use the overlays as a backup/safety guard.

As far as the buttons go, I'm a pretty avid gamer, so it's just a natural feel for me to have my left hand on that location of the keyboard - pinkie on Ctrl, ring finger on Shift, middle on Z, index on Alt, and thumb on Space~
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Cool! I've actually been wanting to try building my own keyboard of sorts. Something with turn dials, buttons and the like ^.^
Teddy
6 years, 6 months ago
I have an Intuos 5, and the only key I've used is the ring for zooming in and out and it's been responsive for me.. interesting.  But it does eat nibs.  Glad I heard about using weedwacker line as a substitute.  Cheaper than buying Wacom nibs. :D
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Hehe!!! Yes, much cheaper. Say...how's rotating and zooming? Is it laggy for you?
Teddy
6 years, 6 months ago
Its all dependant on the graphics software you're using to be honest.  I haven't figured out how to make it rotate in SAI yet, but the zoom is snappy.
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
So, it zooms in SAI? 9.9
Teddy
6 years, 6 months ago
I have no complaints about it, if that's what you're asking :D  I haven't spent a whole lot of time configuring the Wacom software yet, it's my first tablet and I bought it a month ago.  I've been extremely pleased with its performance thus far.

I am however trying to see if I can find a cheap used cintiq 12wx because I'm having a hard time adjusting to drawing on one surface and looking at another.
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Hmmm...looking to sell it prehaps? XD
Teddy
6 years, 6 months ago
Nuuu.. I need it still *giggles*
JeffyCottonbun
6 years, 6 months ago
Speaking of nibs, try spaghetti XD
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
nom nom nom...oops, i'm all out of nibs! lol
*goes to buy more*
ButtercupSaiyan
6 years, 6 months ago
If you want my 6D ArtPen (I have the Intuos4 but got mixed up) I will gladly give it to you.
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Wow....seriously? o_O
It works for the Intuos3?
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
I'd be glad to send you the shipping cost and info ^.^
ButtercupSaiyan
6 years, 6 months ago
Okay, just email me at buttercupsaiyajin@gmail.com and I assume it works with Intuos3 because it doesn't work with 4... long link
Whippy
6 years, 6 months ago
Sent!
Looks like it should work. I haven't got my tablet in the mail yet, but I'll let you know how it goes when I do! ^__^
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