Wacom has announced today, the soon-to-be-released 2nd generation Cintiq Companion 2! Like the standard Wacom fare, this baby is not cheap...even at its 5 different price points (for each model level). Anyway, the specs are after the break and we'll keep you posted on when it becomes available. Side note - does anyone feel that the Wacom site has taken a turn for the worse? The fonts are pretty ugly and even this product page is just plain boring. What happened to the design/web guys from before?
We've seen 3D sculpting with LEAP using hand-control, but this demonstration of VRClay looks pretty snappy and fun to use. The sculpting app works together with the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra gaming controllers. Our only concern is that your arms may experience fatigue should you decide to sculpt in bigger detail.
Microsoft has released an app for Surface Pro 3 users, to allow for customization of your stylus pen settings. One can hope that they sooner rather than later add the option to set your button functions (middle mouse click, double click, etc.) like that which you can do with your Wacom stylus. At least getting custom pressure sensitivity and bottom button control is a start - get it at the Windows App store!
In a major leap forward for gaming, NVIDIA has introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell™ chip architecture -- the new GeForce® GTX™ 980 and 970 GPUs -- delivering unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.
The title on the Wacom Community blog entry reads, "September 4: Wacom Makes Your iPad Awesome(er)". There are also 3 really horrendously lame videos that are supposed to give us clues as to what this new hardware will be, but what we took away from it all was that they are likely using the same agency that created these really bad Autodesk videos (1,2,3) and that their office is very sad looking (only because we expected exposed bricks/wooden floors). Pretty sure that wasn't their point... UPDATE// Wacom has announced the Intuos Creative Stylus.. guess the sausage finger was the mega hint.
Introducing creative hardware that makes sketching and drawing more natural and fluid. Designed to be used with the iPad, Adobe Ink is a fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen built using Adonit Pixelpoint technology to give you greater creative control and unprecedented precision. Adobe Slide is a digital ruler that lets you draw any shape on your iPad — including straight lines, perfect circles, classic French curves, and more. You just need about $200 and an iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad Mini or iPad Mini with Retina display. Oh yeah - this new toy will give you 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Wacom must be thrilled...