Post your Tablet PC art! (some images might not be safe for work)

Discussion in 'The Tablet PC Life' started by frog, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Trying out some different drawing video techniques. With the Dell Canvas 27.



    Side question for the board:

    I'd like to get a more powerful computer.

    Currently, I'm running my permanent studio desk off a used Dell Latitude E6440 with 16Gb.

    It was fine until I started getting into this video stuff. It's choking a bit when I push it like this. Any recommends for a computer capable of video capture without getting bogged down? I generally like laptops because they have built-in UPS systems and power conditioners and they're nice and quiet.

    I'm looking for cheap-ass on eBay. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    What utility are you using for screen capture right now? If you're on Windows 10 you could try the built-in screen recorder, which should be resource-optimized. Otherwise I've found FSCapture to be very lightweight (though not free). If you're looking for an opensource/freeware alternative, maybe give ShareX a try.

    I think for simple drawing captures your i5-4300M should be able to handle it. You could try installing the IntelXTU to unlock/overclock your CPU if necessary, but you shouldn't have to buy a whole new system imo.
     
  3. Shogmaster

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    Just get an Elgato capture device for couple hundies or less. No guarantee that you "new" machine will handle software capture much better than your current one.
     
  4. thatcomicsguy

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    I'm currently using OBS Studio. Free and full-featured, if a little buggy at times. I just went with what everybody else on YouTube seemed to be using.

    I'm using a pretty good capture device. One of these...
    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00Y3U01RU/r
    [​IMG]

    It was my second try, (I tried brand El Cheap-o before, but the image quality was poor).

    The funny thing is, everything works well enough, and the video and screen captures are piped correctly with no slow-downs. It's only when I start recording that something is bottle necking. I noticed that the slowdown is less when I cut the video capture resolution from 1080p to 720. It's a data flow issue.

    ~~~~~~~ Time passes ~~~~~~~~

    Ehn. Nevermind. I ran some tests. It only happens on ridiculously huge documents. I was working with a canvas at 22000 x 30000 with 22 layers. When I open up something normal (for me) 6000 x 8500, it works fine.

    I should be amazed that the super-huge canvas works without trouble at all before adding video work on top of that.
     
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  5. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Trying out some different drawing video techniques...>>

    OH MY GOD! You removed Jenny's head! You're a Monster!!!
     
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  6. Shogmaster

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    Sketching a hangry T-Rex on my old Fujitsu T902 with Clip Studio Paint. Took a while to construct that pose bc I pulled that pose out of my butt (and I was explaining at the same time, but just replaced the babble with random background musak). Recorded using OBS Studio.
    Plz use Youtube's 2X playback feature to speed it up if it gets too boring watching in real time.

     
  7. T-ravisty

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    I wish I could show more of what I've made lately, but well, it's client work and not something I can just throw all over the Internet - I need to do more casual stuff for me.

    Something different though, and well, still in the works. Been making an award for my younger brother as a birthday present - I always mess with him, and well, this year is no different.
    NSFW by the way, you get what it is. Haha.
    I wish I modelled it, but no, something I found online for a quick and exceptionally dirty gag gift.

    I recently bought a CNC and diode laser to accompany my 3D printers, which are growing in size and numbers.
    More or less have been making props and an array of other bits and pieces, was meant to be moving into a workshop soon, but things are having to go on hold until things settle down a bit with COVID-19.

    So, for my first 3D carve on a CNC I kept it simple as hell and did a basic chamfer. My math checked out and it worked 95% swimmingly.
    This base was part modelled and toolpathed on my ZBook x2 in Fusion 360.

    So yeah, enjoy. ;)

    P.s - Oh yeah, I was also super productive and spent way too long messing around laser engraving a selfie onto a tortilla. Don't ask why, it just is... and if you're wondering, it tasted stale and burnt.
    Photo was edited on my ZBook x2 and x230t (x230t now controls the laser/CNC).
    It totally counts as TPC art. Haha.

    What I've learnt though it that engraving on a tortilla is not only a colossal waste of time, but also bloody difficult.
     

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  8. stoneseeker

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    I like that there are 2 posts in a row that feature a T-Rex, or at least half a T-Rex, yet they couldn't be more different... :p
     
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  9. T-ravisty

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    There we go, as promised, the finished DinoDong. ;)
     

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    Think of all the countless engineering hours/resources that went into the controller electronics, stepper motors, plastics materials science research... and the culmination of all that technology is manifested itself into this :) :) :)
     
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