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mitchell
02-02-2007, 05:34 PM
I was wondering what a good pen tablet is that good for photoshop and maya thats under
30 dollars

lebada
02-02-2007, 08:35 PM
you mean 300 dollars right?

Datameister
02-02-2007, 09:51 PM
I certainly hope so...if not, sorry to burst your bubble, but there's no such thing. The best price you could hope for in a useful tablet would be about $100--the Graphire series from Wacom. But if you want to do a lot of painting, it would be more appropriate to buy an Intuos, and those cost even more. :(

BlueFlare
02-03-2007, 01:50 AM
The answer is very simple: none

Ces
02-03-2007, 08:54 AM
30 USD? The cheapest one i know of is the voltio 2, which costs around 100 USD.
And i'd really advise you not to get this one, as i own one and it's a piece of ... :thumbsup:

Graphire! or Intuos :scream:

AngelDream
02-05-2007, 05:09 PM
I had the previous version of this one by Manhattan and is just enough for 3d and painting.
http://www.tca-inc.net/8x6.html

It doesn't work nice with photoshop, but it does with software like Painter, AR2 free, Blender, Wings3d,, DazStudio, Dogwaffle, Paint.net and Artweaver (great free painting soft like a mix of PS and Painter) which you can get here-> http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version


But of course, if you want to stick to PS and remain closed to other software, go get a wacom.

Haker
02-05-2007, 06:19 PM
I actually found a graphire 2 for 30$ for sellout price at, i think it was either compUSA or Office Depot, but it was small, yet had pressure sensitivity, but it is nothing compared to my intuos3.

Datameister
02-06-2007, 01:32 AM
Are the Graphire2 drivers even compatible with today's operating systems? I had either a Graphire or a Graphire2 at one point, and it was incompatible with Windows XP...

kiwi8
02-13-2007, 11:22 AM
Been using P-Active 8060b, its around $100usd, pretty nice except the pen is little fragile and uses 1 aa battery. But it has tons of shortcuts built around the tablet which could be used to run any program, hotkeys, with any parameters. Has nice sensitivity and pen feels good with the weight of the battery.

I just ordered 2 extra pens around $15 each.
Works well with PS, painter, artrage, and alias sketchbook.

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