Re: Writing tablets
on 11-05-2004 01:08 AM
The Graphire original used to be quite good, actually. I had one up until very recently when I changed to an Intuos2.
My friend has a Graphire3, and they are not as good as the original one - the drivers are less functional, and the tablet itself has less features (no eraser tip on the end of the pen).
If you're very serious about digital painting, texturing and maybe ZBrush modelling too, and you have the money to spare, I'd recommend going for the Intuos. Wacom build very sturdy tablets that last a long time, so if you plan on using one every day (I do), then you'll want the best quality you can get, I reckon.
That said, there's nothing wrong with starting on a Graphire3, it's definitely a huge advantage over a mouse, but in a year or two if you're doing digital art a lot you will probably want to upgrade it.
Whichever tablet you choose, you won't end up with "crap", though - so it's up to you!