Time for an N-trig software update - make yourself heard!

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  1. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Doesn't seem worth the effort to do anything for the Pro 1 or 2 unless they're just planning to doll up the feeldrivers.
     
  2. GaresTaylan

    GaresTaylan Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just downloaded it. What a joke of an app. I can see the future potential but this sure as hell isn't what I've waited this long for.
     
  3. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The logic of making it an app is that it can be easily updated moving forward. But I have to agree: this first effort is pretty underwhelming. That being said, however, adjusting the pen pressure to one of the seven available settings does affect pen response in all the applications I've tested so far.
     
  4. adrians

    adrians Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yes, it does affect the pressure, but I wouldn't really say it does so in a very satisfying way, especially at the low end. I suppose there's not much that can be done to lower the initial activation force needed.
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Adjusting the pressure with the Hub app

    In Sketchbook Pro I can definitely feel the difference
    But Photoshop CC seems the same.
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...What a joke of an app. I can see the future potential but...>>

    ...I had also expected more. Where is the radial menu? Where is the IAF adjustment (or is it a subtle part of the pressure curve adjustment)?

    However, I'd rather call the glass half-full. Hopefully, we can all agree that the introduction of the "Hub" is a sign that Microsoft and N-trig intend to continue to improve the pen and inking experience on the Pro 3. It may not be going as fast as you would like it to, but trust me, it's worlds better than when many of us waited... pretty much in vain... for Dell and HP to issue better drivers for their N-trig pens...

    For now, I find the pressure curve adjustment range to be a useful improvement. So let's just keep encouraging Microsoft (and N-trig) to provide the other improvements that they promised...
     
  7. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The Microsoft guys I've spoken to have always been on the fence about a radial menu. They believe that should be a software-specific choice like Maya's marking menus.
     
  8. stoneseeker

    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    Sounds like MS crafting clever excuses.
    Since when is more customization, efficiency and control a negative thing?

    my interpretation: "We don't want to invest our time/money too deeply into something that will have minimal profit return. "

    It would only benefit a niche, but hey its the niche you marketed to.
     
  9. cookies4you

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    Crazy niche people.

    Giving us all that money.

    We can't have that now can we?
     
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