Review of the Anime Studio with Bamboo Multi-Touch tablets and pen
Wacom recently teamed up with Smith Micro and launched multi-touch functionality for Anime Studio on Bamboo Multi-Touch tablets, expanding its usability to amateur and professional animators. Wacom Bamboo series tablets come bundled with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Autodesk SketchBook. This review covers the Anime Studio 8.0 Debut software and the Bamboo multi-touch Capture tablet, which could be a very affordable solution for budding cartoonists and animators who want to try making professional animation.
The look and feel
Wacom's Bamboo Capture tablet comes in black or silver color. It has a 5.8 inch x 3.6 inch active work area . The left side of the work area has four express keys that allow you to create shortcuts to your most-used features or options. The right side has a penholder.
Bamboo Capture tablets work with Mac and PC, desktop or laptop. They are compatible with Windows 7, Vista SP2, XP SP3, and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. It connects to the computer via USB and features an impressive combination of touch and pen input functionality. It lets the user write, draw, paint, and edit photos. You can also use it to navigate the web, scroll through documents, and zoom in and out on photos.
Setup and features
Wacom's Bamboo Capture tablet setup is a breeze . Just connect it to your computer's USB port and install the driver. It takes less than a minute to finish setup.
The Capture tablet features four express keys and Pen buttons. The Pen tablet system preference menu in the control panel allows you to configure these keys and other settings. You can configure left- or right-hand orientation, eraser feel, touch speed, touch features, and other options that make the Capture tablet more comfortable and efficient for you.
The Wacom Bamboo Capture features nine key gestures: click, double click, right click, forward and back, scroll, select, zoom, rotate, scale, and drag. Capture tablet's multi-touch functionality lets you do several actions simultaneously without having to change the tools.
The multi-touch feature is especially convenient when you need to carry out more ambitious operations such as creating animation and cartoons. These features make the Capture tablet a perfect fit for the Anime Studio software.