Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Modbook at Drawing Class

I took my Modbook to a costumed gesture drawing class at work for the first time and it performed beautifully. I also tried tilting the tablet upright and sketching in "Portrait" mode and discovered some quirks along the way.

While upright and drawing using Sketchbook Pro I found that the digitizer behaved erratically and the pen would lose it's alignment in certain spots of the screen. But for the most part it behaved well enough to sketch.

For more details regarding the Modbook's debut in drawing class and complete collage of poses, click HERE for my companion post on Random Anomalies.


When I mentioned that I worked in Portrait mode, I should clarify that this meant physically tilting the Modbook upright and sketching while the tablet is set at the default "Landscape" mode. Right now Mac OS 10.4 does not provide for tilting the screen upright, but it certainly does not stop any user from drawing or noting with the screen tilted upright. (You can simply rotate the resulting graphic in Photoshop afterwards)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Settling In

Five weeks after receiving my Modbook, It's finally assimilated itself into my daily routine. For a while I was still switching back and forth between the Modbook and my old 12 inch G4 Powerbook as the tablet and I went through the honeymoon phase.

Now, it's part of my professional and personal life. At work it's become indispensable as my primary note taking and sketching device especially at meetings and brainstorm sessions. I lug it everywhere else as a digital sketchbook and diary.

My urgent plan is to use my Modbook as my main presentation tool at work, either integrating with, or completely bypassing my company work station. I simply port in to a monitor via mini-DVI and use Adobe Bridge with the Apple remote to pitch my storyboards. (probably with an assist from MIRA)

I'm eager to explore and implement this set-up and i'll report back here as to the result.

But for now it's been smooth sailing for the Modbook.


I'm still waiting on word regarding the shipment of the MATIAS iRizer and FOLDING KEYBOARD I ordered around 2 1/2 weeks ago. The Keyboard was supposed to be released around now so I am hoping to be notified soon. (hopefullly....)