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1  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: June 21, 2014, 07:59:39 AM
And bam. Demonstration video. I'm probably never going to finish it. I keep drawing on it all day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnEiEzjIdK4&list=UUjBY9QmfNDKqOglccT1fVTw
2  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: DIY-TIQ! (ughhh.. need to work on the name) on: June 14, 2014, 05:15:27 PM
I used an aluminum cage for the VGA controller and it got rid my jitter almost entirely. I get an occasional 1 pixel move which isn't noticeable when drawing.
3  General Category / General Chat / Re: New Wacom Cintiqs on: June 12, 2014, 04:35:36 PM
All the specs sound good except for its lack of a radeon or GeForce. It would be an awesome package. Well, with a 500 dollar price drop.
4  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / Re: Thinking of giving this a go, few questions... on: June 09, 2014, 05:06:54 AM
I've never gotten an opportunity to use a Cintiq, but prior to finishing my DIY tablet I used an Ipad to draw digitally.

I would say for sure it's worth it to me, but if you're extremely impatient then it might not be a good option. If you go the non wacom brand route I'd advise against Bosto Kingtee. They look like the nicest alternative but have horrible customer service. Yiynova has a good CS.

Mine's technically not complete so it's not super stable physically. I love drawing on it so I haven't painted the case or put the screws in. I just keep drawing. It's that good. It's super accurate and the colors are nice, not as good as the ipad, but the precision is so amazing that the ipad can't compare. My pen scratches the screen I use but I can't see it when I'm drawing, plus the scratches are so thin I can use plastic polish every once and a while and good as new. I wouldn't do that with an off the shelf model.

You'd think parallax would be super distracting but you don't think of it at all. 5 minutes and it's just normal to you.

It's late for me so my grammar is bad, sorry.

If you want an easier DIY set up the Tabletmod Intuos4 Large kit looks pretty good and it's affordable.
5  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: June 06, 2014, 07:45:02 PM
A quick doodle:



Didn't drAw this, just thought it would be a good example to show the color strength.


And aerendraca, you're completely right. I've sourced an intuos 4 large and now I want to try a tabletmod build.
6  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: June 05, 2014, 11:13:15 PM
A small piece of advice to all of you guys lurking bongofish. Don't let impatient and excitement cloud your mind. I overlooked something as simple as switching from VGA to DVI. Well, that switch made my screen fantastic. I now have a perfectly pen calibrated, nice display DIY Cintiq that's 100 percent functional and I no longer crave a yiynova. Chase your dream but pace yourself. I now have a successful build. Pictures later tonight when I get out of work!
7  Screen Tablet malarky / Monitors / LCD picture quality loss after stripping on: June 03, 2014, 09:03:48 PM
Has anyone noticed any picture quality loss after stripping? Is there a chance two layers don't line up right and gradients will display poorly? I could've sworn before I stripped both lcds the colors were much better, but now they're terrible and anything below 35% opacity becomes invisible on a canvas, and gradient color pickets look like a cheap kaleidoscope. I can sketch very nicely and it calibrates well now, but colors are so bad I can't really use it for much.
8  Screen Tablet malarky / Tutorials and useful knowledge / Re: HV150UX1 and HV150UX2 rom file for vga controller on: June 03, 2014, 02:44:02 AM
Wow this is a great tip.

I'm curious. Do these panels have better colors than the LG lp150e05?
9  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: June 02, 2014, 04:02:21 PM
Thanks! The only thing really making me want the yiynova is the ips screen with much better colors. I've had a couple of this LCD panel now and it doesn't display gradients well and there will be a HUGE disparity between the values of a color it will display, especially with yellow. The BOE 1600x1200 screen looks promising.  I'm still having trouble mapping the pen 1:1 with the screen or I could forgive the color disparity and happily doodle away. I'm going to try it on a different pc.

Edit : SUCCESS! Well, for a moment. I set it up on my laptop and installed the intuos 3 drivers and reset. When it restarted I calibrated it and had a perfect 1:1 mapping! However there was a bit of jitter so I installed power strip and restarted. Now the drivers broken and I can't get it mapped 1:1 again. It just drifts anywhere but DEAD CENTER on the screen. Jitter is gone again, though.
10  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: June 02, 2014, 05:58:55 AM
We'll a lot of crap happened and it's all put together. I didn't bother painting it since I'm just using it until I buy a yiynova. I haven't finished calibrating it. I got carried away and started drawing a brooding dragon dude with short legs.



Here's the actual file so you can see the color variance. Not so great on my cintiq, very nice on the ipad. However I did add some lighting to him between pics.
11  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: May 14, 2014, 05:52:55 AM
Bah. Again with a lame post. I've decided to order a yiynova 22". However, I still have to save up for that.

Getting the top ccfl to sit right is difficult and I keep having a really bright top third of the screen. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers a few times and it still won't let me calibrate by entering numbers. It'll let me do it a few times and when I'm almost there, it says something along the lines of "bottom right cannot be less than yada yada." And then I'm only allowed to use the red square with the mouse, and that has snap-to. I feel like this could be usable if just these two issues would die already.
12  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: May 12, 2014, 08:15:56 AM
Sorry for the delay in replies. I just got a new screen for it, stripped it and put it in place. It would be nice if these screens had better backlighting. It's a bit late and it's been a while since I've worked on this. I've just been polishing and sanding the acrylic these past few days and it looks nice. I'll give a better update in the morning.
13  Screen Tablet malarky / Heyaaaalpppp / Re: Intuos 4 XL based build on: May 07, 2014, 02:21:27 PM
This is the closest thing I could find to what they posted. http://www.amazon.com/AOC-i2267Fw-22-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00CLZ047Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1399437239&sr=1-2-fkmr0&keywords=Aoc+e2243Fs

I'm going to be doing the tabletmod XL build when I get the money together. Likely in June. I'm hoping this one would work. It looks pretty thin and it's IPS which is awesome.
14  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: May 02, 2014, 04:41:50 PM
Yeah it's the exact same size. I'm having driver issues, which I forgot to mention. It refuses to let me enter specific numbers to calibrate.
15  Screen Tablet malarky / Build Logs / Re: Wolftiq (Intuos3 9x12 build) on: April 30, 2014, 10:49:36 PM
No it's nothing like that. It's like a calculated amount of drift depending on where the stylus is. I feel like it would go away if I made the active area smaller than the screen.

Thanks! I'm excited it's gotten this far. Only issue left is I broke a ribbon cable and had to order a new screen. I'd like to tackle a tablet mod intuos4 xl kit  next if the only way to fight drift is to have a huge screen.
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