Wacom Tablet with Max ?

    Oct 13 2013 | 11:44 am
    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 .

    • Oct 13 2013 | 2:12 pm
      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.
    • Oct 13 2013 | 4:16 pm
      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:
    • Oct 14 2013 | 8:37 am
      thanks for your advice .
      so normally , the cheapest Wacom (Bamboo I guess) should be work with the maxmsp Wacom Object?
    • Oct 14 2013 | 9:42 am
      yes, and the intuous is often cheaper used than bamboo, and far superior.
    • Oct 14 2013 | 12:32 pm
      thanks ! ok ? it's the the Wacom Intuos Pen ?
    • Oct 14 2013 | 12:32 pm
      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/
    • Oct 15 2013 | 4:58 pm
      ok ? it’s the the Wacom Intuos Pen ?
      What does this mean?
    • Oct 16 2013 | 5:36 pm
      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
    • Oct 16 2013 | 7:46 pm
      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.
    • Oct 25 2013 | 9:57 am
      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
    • Oct 25 2013 | 11:37 am
      @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.
    • Oct 25 2013 | 12:52 pm
      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 . . .