Wacom Intuos 3D
De Facto Names
Wacom has always been the brand to get when it comes to graphics tablets, and for this particular variant of the Intuos line, it’s paired itself with another big name – Pixologic, creators of the immensely popular 3D sculpting software, ZBrush. With the Intuos 3D, you don’t just get a tablet, you get a copy of ZBrushCore as well as online resources to kickstart your journey into 3D sculpting.
Traversing Dimensional Planes
Make no mistake: despite the “3D” moniker attached, this is still just a normal Wacom Intuos tablet – which means you can still use it for digital sketching or some note taking. For the newbie, drawing while looking at your monitor might seem foreign, but give it a few practice runs and you’ll be creating masterpieces. The pen feels comfortable to wield, and the pressure sensitivity detection is superb – wouldn’t expect any less from a Wacom.
If there’s one thing I’m not fond of, it’s the multi-touch functionality. It works… if your palm is hovering and not resting on the active area. Throughout my testing experience, the tablet recognised my resting palm as an extra input so some gestures didn’t work. It does give priority to the pen when it comes into play… would be odd if you had to draw with a hovering hand.
1 – Ditch the Wire
An optional wireless kit lets you work with more freedom, without the USB cable getting in the way.
2 – Express Access
Customising the ExpressKeys on the top left and right corners of the tablet lets you access commonly-used features.
Price: RM 918 (excluding GST)
Active area: 216.0 x 135.0mm, multi-touch
Pen pressure levels: 1024
Verdict: Wacom does it again, with one of the biggest names in 3D software included in this bundle.
Total Score: 8.4