Wacom has announced the release of its pro Pen 3D – a digital pen with new control options (an extra button) in particular designed to make your workflow less difficult within 3D programs and apps along with ZBrush and Maya. The pen is designed for use on a Wacom MobileStudio pro, Cintiq pro or the Intuos pro (2017 model), but can be used with any windows or Mac application. it may nonetheless be used within 2d applications as well.
The pro Pen 3-D has a third button (the pro-Pen 2 only has two) for innovative experts working in game design, animation, VFX, VR and AR, 2dand 3D art and industrial design. Wacom says the three-button stylus was designed particularly for digital artists and designers who regularly need to navigate 3D objects and design from many angles and views.
Customizable buttons All 3 buttons can be customized to pan, zoom, left-click on, right-click for menus and tumble (rotate in three-D) – among different functions you choose – while sculpting or enhancing a 3D model or prototyping within apps inclusive of Pixologic’s ZBrush or Autodesk’s Maya. users can manage their work while not having to touch a keyboard, says Wacom.
The extra button manipulates have been set to tumbling and rotation. however, the function of all 3 buttons at the pro-Pen 3D may be customized through the default settings, so as an example, you could use the first button to trade a version's rotation, the second one to pan or zoom and the third for right-clicking on menus.
functions along the three buttons (that have distinct shapes for tactile and visual differentiation), the Wacom Pro Pen 3D has a slightly thinner grip close to the top of the pen for comfort and doesn’t have an eraser. WA m has chosen now not to include an eraser on the end of this pen because most 3D apps require specific selection of three-D elements to so that you can be erased, so it’s better to use a slender pen tip in place of a physical eraser.
most programs provide an eraser or undo tool, and users of the pro-Pen 3D can choose to set one button to Eraser if preferred.
As you can see right here, one button has been placed toward the nib for easier get entry to and usefulness. The pen's outside consists of an aluminum barrel.
3D Function Support
To use the Pro Pen 3D you’ll need a v6 3.25 Wacom tablet driver, or a later version, and the latest Wacom Firmware. you could check that you have those within the Wacom desktop center notification. The Wacom pro-Pen 3-d isn't well suited with previous Wacom (Pre-GD16) tablets, shows or pen computers.
despite the fact that the pro-Pen 3Dworks will all applications, the brand new precise features of pan, zoom, and tumble can emulate the app’s pan, zoom and tumble inside the following 3D applications:
Pixologic ZBrush Core
Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Maya LT
Autodesk Alias Design
Autodesk Alias Surface
Autodesk Alias Autostudio
Autodesk 3D Studio Max
Maxon Cinema 4D
*SolidWorks 2017 & older: unselect “Use Windows Ink” on the Mapping tab.
Pricing & availability
Priced at US$99.90, €109.90, £89.90, the Pro Pen 3D is available later this month and select retailers.