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Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 10:31am

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badmonk

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i am thinking about getting a graphics tablet for my mac & wondered if they are compatible with VLS and if so, do any of you guys use em?

cheers! smile
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 5:18pm

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spydurhank

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are you talking about the pads with a wireless pen? if so a buddy of mine got me one for X-mas but gave it to me 3 days ago.
yes they work and speed things up for you. complex masks will no longer take 4-ever thank god. this thing is awesome. tard
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 6:31pm

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badmonk

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yeah thats what i am after!! should be good for doing those fine bits in masking etc
plus trying to get into some 3D stuff so will be good for that!! smile
btw which model you got please? is it a bamboo?


cheers! smile
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 7:05pm

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My brother has a "Wacom" model, it was $200.00. my buddy got me a "Genius" model for about $45.00 on Amazon.com I think. it came with the tablet 8 by 6 inches, a pen that runs on a battery but saves power when not in use and also a wireless mouse. I'm trying to learn this "free" 3D program called Blender. it can do some crazy good stuff and I'm also using it to do matte paintings and concept art for a possible web series, on another "free" program called "Gimp". it's right up there with "photo shop" and "Corel" this thing is freaking awesome and it definitely speeds things up, just have to get used to it though.you should look into getting those programs, it'll expand your knowledge on other aspects that you can include with your film making. smile
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 7:51pm

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badmonk

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man!! i just downloaded blender this afternoon!! and the demo of bryce!! smile
whoa great minds thinkalike eh! smile

have you seen some of the stuff that has been done with blender!! surprised and its free!!
but a very steep learning curve i've heard but youtube great place (as always) to learn stuff!
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 8:36pm

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spydurhank

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yeah dude, there are also links in the main site to other sites that have Blender tuts which are simpler to understand, I'm trying to do too much at the same time so I have my buddy that got me the tablet learn Blender cause she's really smart with puters and stuff. hopefully she can learn the basics and we'll go from there so I'm fairly excited cause Blender will help, as in not having to physically build sets. Blender can also do composite work but it's not at the same caliber as vision lab. Rock on we're making movies! biggrin
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 9:33pm

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No Respite Productions

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Although I've yet to get into Blender I did bookmark the link below which seemed like a pretty good resource, hope you find it useful!

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro#Beginner_Tutorials

Cheers,

NR
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2008, 10:10pm

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spydurhank

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Whoa! biggrin I didn't know about that one thanks man. now it's time to get learning.
Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2008, 12:34am

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badmonk

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nice!!
thanks for the wiki link!!

yeah thats the main reason i wanted something like this for virtual sets etc
bryce looks kinda cool as well!!
Posted: Wed, 10th Dec 2008, 2:11pm

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Angry Chair

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Easel by Vue is also a pretty good piece of software for creating some nice backgrounds. Can take a little while to render especially if you're creating an animation but for something like 60 pounds is a nice easy piece of software to use. The higher priced versions were used by ILM for the last 2 Pirates films and Indy 4.....