Wacom Tablet with Max ?

Oct 13, 2013 at 4:44am

Wacom Tablet with Max ?

Hello ,

What is the cheapest system to draw with a pen in a LCD object in max ?
I’m thinking to buy an wacom tablet – I don’t know if the old Wacom object works with the new wacom tablet (I’m on Max 5) .

What is the cheapest tablet who works with this objects?

Thanks you in advance .

Max

#267909
Oct 13, 2013 at 7:12am

the cheapest ones are probably off-brand units, but they’re not guaranteed to work with the objects we use.

I would buy a used Wacom Intuous or Bamboo – having tilt, for instance, is awesome, can can be really expressive; not all units have that. And if you get an intuous with the airbrush tool, then you’ll get rotation, too… just imagine what you could do with that.

#267917
Oct 13, 2013 at 9:16am

Depending on your location, finding an used Wacom Intous (a Intous3 or 4, perhaps) shouldn’t be too hard. Those are great tablets — I’m still using my Intous3. Like:

http://goo.gl/QrmPyv

#267925
Oct 14, 2013 at 1:37am

thanks for your advice .

so normally , the cheapest Wacom (Bamboo I guess) should be work with the maxmsp Wacom Object?

#267971
Oct 14, 2013 at 2:42am

yes, and the intuous is often cheaper used than bamboo, and far superior.

#267980
Oct 14, 2013 at 5:32am

thanks !
ok ? it’s the the Wacom Intuos Pen ?

#268006
Oct 14, 2013 at 5:32am

as for wacom object, s2m.wacom does at least work with my bamboo, should perform well on latest max wiht latest wacoms. http://metason.cnrs-mrs.fr/Resultats/MaxMSP/

#268007
Oct 15, 2013 at 9:58am

ok ? it’s the the Wacom Intuos Pen ?

What does this mean?

#268124
Oct 16, 2013 at 10:36am

sorry I posted a link but I didn’t appear .

So what I should choice ?
Intuos Pen or Bamboo pen ?

thanks a lot for all your help

#268213
Oct 16, 2013 at 12:46pm

Oh, I see. They used to have two lines: “Bamboo” and “Intuos”. Now, Bamboo is called Intuos and Intuos is called “Intuos Pro”. Confusing.

I still think you should get a used Intuos3 or Intuos4 if you can find one. Lots of people sell these.

#268238
Oct 25, 2013 at 2:57am

@vichug

Is the reason I’m getting “s2m.wacom – no such object” only because I’m on 64-bit Max 6.1.2 ?

This happens with a number of older externals I have, and is becoming a bit of a pain; I wonder how many of the hundreds of objects on maxobjects.com are unusable for this reason. Someone recently advised me to just use 32-bit Max6.

Best
Brendan

#269076
Oct 25, 2013 at 4:37am

@brendan:
Yeah, externals are a pain in that regard.

My group will probably be staying in 32-bit more or less forever – just those few super essential externals can really ground an upgrade, it seems.

#269088
Oct 25, 2013 at 5:52am

Cheers Andreas

I don’t get why the difference between “big numbers” and “really really really big numbers” should have such a profound impact on coding externals. Clearly, I’m not a coder :P

Off now to get Max 32-bit . . .

#269090

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