Author Topic: Whiteboard vs tablet  (Read 4557 times)

Offline kiwus

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on: November 23, 2008, 05:51:52 PM
I got interested in the Whiteboard project since i need something to ease my job and it I was wondering how does the overall performance of a Wiimote Whiteboard compare to a regular tablet (if anyone got experience)? I don't care about RMB etc. - i need to outline some sketches and since I'm a student budget is a primary thing to consider ;]

btw: I don't own a Wii console and i was wondering if the wii nunchuk would do the trick (is about 50% the price)?

thanks in advance for your opinions



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Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 06:43:55 PM
kiwis
You need the 'Wii remote' not the console or nunchuck.

The Wiimote IWB is familiar to a low quality tablet. The only missing features are:
1. Pressure sensitivity settings
2. Mouse over without pressing buttons.

If you have never used a tablet you won't notice alot of difference if your an artist with heeps of expereince in high quality GT then don't bother.

Given Wacom produces pretty good tablets for arround $100 you won't be saving alot.

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Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 07:45:12 PM
Well I'm something in the middle, i just need the shapes on the paper(which aren't too complex) to be transferred to a computer. I'm not painter, I'm a graphic designer and some things are just so easier to make by hand, but in the end I got to deliver it in some electronic format. I'm working mainly on A4 and A3 formats so it would me far more convenient to use whiteboard that some small tablet. If only i could be sure that it is precise enough.



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Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 09:11:30 PM
Kiwis
Accuracy all depends on your setup. Advantage of the Wiimote IWB is you can use a projector to display on a desk, calibrate the wiimote to that image and turn your desk into a tablet PC. Certainly higher functioning than a cheap graphics tablet.

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Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 01:40:03 AM
Here is my "WiiTablet" demo

http://undcon.com/mods/wiimote/tablet.avi (~4,5Mb)

I'm using a plastic coated placemat as surface as it gives a good reflection and the Wiimote is mounted on a tripod just in front of it on the table.

worked great :)


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