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Screen Tablet malarky => Heyaaaalpppp => Topic started by: Aequitas on June 01, 2007, 07:43:26 PM



Title: Help me get started!! :P
Post by: Aequitas on June 01, 2007, 07:43:26 PM
Well, i'm new  ;D
I'm a "hobby" photoshopping guy ::) and i wanna do some more drawing on my computer
and i've had a drawing tablet for a while now... a medion or something
 (<< old, doesn't work really good :P, thats why its not used alot anymore, and lost the pen  :'()

so i was looking for a nice one and i discovered the Wacom site.
and i almost fainted when i saw the cintiq, its just awesome!!!!
then i fainted again when i saw the price  >:( :'(

So i went looking here and there on the internet and came along this site, since then i've
been wanting to make a cintiq myself  ;D, but i'm not really the "technical" guy....
luckely my dad is, so i'm hoping he can help me :P

I'm thinking of buying a cheap tablet, maybe a second hand wacom 12x9 or 12x12 or something.
And i think i'll buy a working laptop screen, or should i buy a lcd screen? wasn't planning on going
larger then 15inch

Do you guys have any advice for me how to make my cintiq fast, good and cheap?  :D


Title: Re: Help me get started!! :P
Post by: bubbaflamm on June 02, 2007, 05:44:54 AM
getting a wacom tablet is a good idea. as for the screen the "easiest" would be from a working desktop LCD.  if yon decide to go with a laptop screen, yon need to get an LVSD since laptops don't have a separate control board to take out; they hare their own proprietary connections to the laptop instead of the standard vga and power connections.


Title: Re: Help me get started!! :P
Post by: Drewid on June 02, 2007, 12:31:20 PM
Go for a combination of monitor that's worked before and has a build log or two.
Use a Wacom tablet, If you seriously look at buyiong on US ebay.  They're a lot cheaper over there, even with shipping and import tax.   Be patient, don't try to rush buying (you'll end up spending more than you need to), don't rush building, you'll end up breaking monitors.

 ;D


Title: Re: Help me get started!! :P
Post by: bubbaflamm on June 02, 2007, 08:13:52 PM
that is some very good advice.


Title: Re: Help me get started!! :P
Post by: Aequitas on June 02, 2007, 09:51:38 PM
Well, already thnx for the great advice...
but don't need it yet  :P....
at the moment i'm looking for a

Toshiba Tecra M4 tablet-notebook

found one pretty cheap  :o
its missing all the software tho...
but that shouldn't be a problem i think...
i've got vista here somewhere... and i'll just download
wacom vista drivers... then it should work i guess.....

well i'm hoping to get it! just need to wait for the auction to end......
(or maybe ill just contact the seller... he lives like... 50 miles from my place :P )