[Sidefx-houdini-list] Working with a tablet

François Duchesneau sidefx at trinix.ca
Tue Nov 11 21:59:16 EST 2008


Hummm, I'm on Windows and I think it does the same problem on Linux too. 
Maybe it's my tablet.

By the way, if one day you need a 3-button optical mouse, I had a hard 
time finding one but it still exists. It's the Belkin F8E842-DL.

François

Gene Dreitser wrote:
> I've switched to a tablet a few years ago -- and yes, never looked back.
>
> There are some minor annoyances, the worst of which is a gradual buildup a lag, that only seems to appear during long sessions with houdini open.
> It was briefly discussed here:
> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=9879&highlight=tablet+lag
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> At the end of the day, the tablet controls feel pasted on -- since you are simply swapping out one pointing device for another.  Certain gestures (like RMB click) are virtually impossible to execute using a tablet, since any tiny jitter closes the menu.  With the amount of coffee most of us consume, tiny jitters are pretty standard. ;P
>
> Even so, minor annoyances aside, I prefer it to a mouse -- even more so now that you can't find a 3 button mouse anywhere.  Damn scroll wheel is useless.  For me ;)
>
> G
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Alvaro Castaneda <varomix at gmail.com>
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 2:56:09 AM
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> yeah I'm on linux, you may need to just tap the button, sometimes the menu
> goes away because you move the
> pen.
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