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Screen Tablet malarky => Heyaaaalpppp => Topic started by: Night on January 12, 2007, 05:11:54 PM



Title: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Night on January 12, 2007, 05:11:54 PM
Hi, first of all, sorry for my english.

I really want a Cintiq but dont have money for this, and I found this website and I want try to create my own cintiq with my old lcd lg 15". But im looking for a tablet at good price and good quality. UD 1212 is one I found on ebay and i want know if its work good or if its limited!? I use a Intuos2 4x3 at home for now..

If isnt a good tablet, suggest me another one.

thanks


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Drewid on January 12, 2007, 05:34:47 PM
Hi Night, welcome to the forum.

The UD 1212 is the same as mine.  It's a little slower than a newer USB tablet and has a lower pressure resolution on the pen.  Neither of these issues are bad though, It's fine.   ;D


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Night on January 12, 2007, 05:39:20 PM
thank for the quick reply!!

I will probably buy one when I found it at good price. 50$ is it too high?

I found another one without the pen, can I use my Intuos2 pen for this tablet?

thanks again, if I start the project, I will post some screen!


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: robcat2075 on January 12, 2007, 10:17:54 PM
I found another one without the pen, can I use my Intuos2 pen for this tablet?

Pens are usually NOT interchangeable between different Wacom tablets.  They do have replacement pens for sale on the Wacom site (about $50 US), but only for certain models. Research carefully before you buy.


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Night on January 12, 2007, 10:21:34 PM
thanks

Drewid, can you use your tablet via usb? I ear the driver dont work on winxp and osx..


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Drewid on January 12, 2007, 10:49:44 PM
I use a serial to USB adapter lead.   It plugs into a USB port and shows up in the desktop as a COM port.
I got it from ebay for about £10.

I use the UD/Ultrapad driver from the wacom site.  (Driver Update 4.78-6 for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 & XP )


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Night on January 12, 2007, 11:07:11 PM
good thanks!!

i wiil look for this tablet on ebay now! :D


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Kopingraaz on January 13, 2007, 12:24:08 AM
About the pen, the intuos 2 pen is not compatible. But most of the time it's cheaper to buy a small ADB tablet with a pen, rather than buying a new pen. I got one for just 7,50 euros (about $10?) that way.


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Drewid on January 13, 2007, 12:37:20 PM
That's true.  The UD drivers let you have multple tablets as well. so you can have the little tablets for the menus on your main screen.
I think you can check compatability on the US Wacom site


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Switz on January 13, 2007, 06:39:27 PM
Yeah I bought a UD 1212 and it doesnt come with a puck or with a pen, but I was reading on wacoms site, they say graphire 4 pens can work with anything, atleast from what I saw lol.  I own a 4x5 Graphire 4.  I'll tell you how it is.


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: FritzFantom on January 13, 2007, 07:47:36 PM
i also found a cheap UD1212 and i was wondering about Drews quote
Quote
t's a little slower than a newer USB tablet

how slow is slow? is it annoying when you try to draw something fast?
(i'm a slow painter but i just want to know it before i buy it... :P)


Title: Re: UD 1212 is it good?
Post by: Drewid on January 13, 2007, 09:45:00 PM
It's slightly slower than a USB one, but it's still doing 200 reports per second, so it's really not a big issue.  i go reasonably fast for some of the strokes on my YouTube vid if you want to look at that.