Sketching on the New Cintiq Companion
There's been a lot of interest in this little piece of technology! I was lucky enough to receive a beta version of the new drawing tablet from Wacom: the Cintiq Companion.
This version is the full-powered baby running Windows 8. The problem with receiving it only a day-and-a-half before the official launch (where Jason Chatfield and I helped demo it today) is that there's no time to iron out bugs. And there were a few with this particular unit. Jason's 'Hybrid' behaved itself and was nice and speedy - as did the other Windows tablet - but mine developed some lag using Photoshop. I'm assured by the good people of Wacom that this will not be a problem on the official release, and I will do a full review using the new tablet in October once they have arrived.
In the meantime, here's a quick video of me sketching on the couch. The lag is more pronounced with the YouTube compression on this version - but still there, nonetheless.
Overall though, I gotta say that it was a GREAT feeling to be able to do this, without wires or laptops etc. Overall, a very natural experience to use and I can't wait to get my hands on the official version. I think you're going to like it, too.
Thanks for stopping by,