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wacom touch

August 23, 2012 | 10:51 pm


Has anyone done anything with the raw touch events of the new wacom cintiq 24HD touch?
since Im not too much into external development I would be very happy if someone could help me to get the raw touch data out on a network port or external for example. See the API link below. I have a lot of ideas what to do with the multitouch Data in Max, which i’d love to try but up until now I can’ t handle the API to be able to cook such app.


August 24, 2012 | 10:44 am

there’s a wacomtouch object (beta version, and OS 10.6 or sup.) available here :

Unfortunately, as stated in the api documentation, not every tablet gives access to the raw data :
"The low level data provided by the API is finger point data, blob region data and/or raw sensor data. Some devices may not support all data types."

Do you know if the "cintiq 24HD touch" supports it ? (I know the bamboo CTH-470 does not).

you can figure out if a tablet has raw data support or not by looking at the "decodeCapabilityFlags" patcher in the help patch.

August 24, 2012 | 3:18 pm

Yes, the Cintiq 24HD touch supports both blob and raw sensor data.
@S2M: Does your s2m.wacomtouch external support those?
Have you actually tested it with a Cintiq 24HD touch device?


- Luigi

August 27, 2012 | 8:22 am

thanks luigi. you’re right, here are listed the devices capabilities :

at the moment the external only supports touch point data, and we haven’t tested it with a cintiq 24hd touch.
gonna think about it, but I can’t promess we’ll add raw data support soon.

August 27, 2012 | 9:07 am

Hi S2M,

thanks for your reply.
Is the source code for your external available?
I am asking because I might come across a Cintiq 24HD Touch in the near future.
I was planning to write an external to explore the features of this device in Max, but you beat me to it.
So, since you have something working already I wouldn’t want to reinvent the wheel and I would just add the features I need to your code.
Feel free to email me privately if you’d like: superbigio [at] yahoo [dot] com

Thanks for your consideration.

- Luigi

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