Author Topic: tabletop tablet setup: how to make toggle left click?  (Read 5208 times)

Offline Hoaxjak

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on: February 09, 2009, 12:16:44 PM
With most art tablets, just putting the pen to the tablet doesn't do anything, it just makes a hover cursor. hitting a different button actually enables the pen to "draw"


has anyone developed a similar system for the light pen? I'm not really looking for anything fancy.

basically the setup i'm looking for is this; IR pen on = motion tracking only, no left or right click. Pressing the right ctrl or right alt key activates left and right click respectively.

this way, with one hand on your keyboard and one hand on the pen, you can make a virtual tablet on ANY surface (i just have a square piece of white paper taped to my desk right now)



or.... does this already exist? i haven't fiddled much with Smoothboard so maybe this functionality is already there



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Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
Hoaxjak
You can do with the cursor toolbar, outside screen toogles areas or a second Wiimote mapped like this: http://www.boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Using_the_setting_files


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Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 08:12:00 PM
Toolbar requires that you click on it, which isn't what I'm looking for

outside screen toggles have the same problem

However that second wiimote function IS what I'm looking for....but is it possible to do that, but using keyboard keys instead of wiimote button presses?

also, ben, you don't really need to address everyone directly in each of your posts :3



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Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 08:53:53 PM
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I link becuase I don't have time to retype. If I retype everytime i get asked the same question for the 10th time I will be lucky to find the time to reply to even a handful of posts.

Yes you can with a keyboard. I suggest the logitech PS3 keyboard as bluetooth and has a mouse pad/mouse keys.

Sorry to annoy you but here is the link (unless you want me to retype the website):
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/gaming/playstation_3/keyboards/devices/3616&cl=us,en

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Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 02:08:21 AM
Hoaxjak

Under Smoothboard cursor control, there is an option for Cursor motion only. With this the pointer arrow would follow your always ON ir led.  You can then use the mouse for the left and right click.

Hope that helps

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Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 03:15:03 AM
I'm going to assume you are using it as a graphics tablet? If so, hagoh88's suggestion would be the simplest inexpensive alternative. Using a wireless mouse would be a lot more convenient obviously.

Also, if you're up to piecing together a jury-rigged IR pen, you could even dissect a wireless mouse and attach the left and right click buttons to different parts of the mouse along with the battery casing and all that. It would be cool to rig the left click with a pressure tip and put right clicking on the back end of the pen so you could click it with your thumb.


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