Beer glass scene creation
This course contains a little bit of everything with modeling, UVing, texturing and dynamics in Maya, as well as compositing multilayered EXR's in Photoshop.
# 1 10-09-2007 , 01:17 PM
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Cheapest tablet that will be adequate for drawing textures?

What's the minimum you could spend to get a tablet that will work well for texturing?

Got an ageing xp system, 1024x1280 monitor, and am in the uk.

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# 2 10-09-2007 , 01:32 PM
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Ive got a chepo trust tablet, just simply A5 one was about £20-30

It came with a mouse also but thats horrible, but the tablets great 512 levels of sensitivity works great for photoshop, z brush etc etc.

I keep saying to myself when I get some money i'll probably get a Wacom but till then this works great.


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# 3 10-09-2007 , 01:37 PM
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What model is that gster, and how does it connect to your pc?

For that price doesn't sound like I could go too far wrong.

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# 4 10-09-2007 , 01:40 PM
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I've heard good things about the Trust tablets from those who have them. I've only ever had Wacom and sometimes wonder if, at my level, I'd notice any difference if I'd only spent £30 on a tablet instead of what I paid for my Intuos 2.

# 5 10-09-2007 , 01:54 PM
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its the TB-2100, might be cheaper now as ive had it for going on nearly a year.

Ohh sorry the workspace is A6 but he pad is A5 (if that makes sense)

It connects via USB and comes with all the drivers, just had a look and at tesco direct its £22.

Hey Mat thats what I thought, I think if you went from a wacom to this you probably would notice a huge difference as it dosent have tilt or lots of other functions but as I've never used one before this it seems great, I take it back and forth to uni every day no probs dead light etc.

I'll probably only upgrade when this packs in and ive got the cash or if I try a wacom and feel a massive difference other wise i'll probably just get another.

I dont know what it means by teathered as the pen isnt connected to the tablet, its wireless, unless it means that the tablest connected to the PC


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# 6 10-09-2007 , 05:03 PM
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I got a Trust A4 Tablet for £50 off amazon. Its pretty accurate , you can tell that its not up there with A4 Wacom ones but then again you save a couple hundred quid. It does the job for what I need (texturing in photoshop mostly).

The model is the 'Trust TB-4200'.

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# 7 10-09-2007 , 08:24 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Checked out both of those tablets and the price is good for both. Have to decide whether or not the larger or smaller would be the best investment.

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# 8 10-09-2007 , 08:30 PM
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Dunno man, form when I read up a lot of the time it was noted that unless your doing a lot of work using it theres no real reason to go to A4. Also I wanted it to be portable so I could cart it back and forward.


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