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Thread: Apple Magic Trackpad

  1. #1
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    Apple Magic Trackpad

    Will the new Apple Magic Trackpad work with Artrage and support the multitouch gestures? I'm using a mac desktop and would love to be able to zoom and scroll around in Artrage with one of these.

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    We currently support scrolling but not the other MT gestures on the multitouch MacBook trackpad and Magic Trackpad. We will be looking in to that for a future update however.
    Matt
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    Ambient Design.

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    Provided these options are enabled in System Preferences:
    Single finger Click and drag - Paints
    2 Finger Click - Toggles Clear Canvas Mode
    2 Finger Drag Moves the Canvas
    4 Finger Swipes work as expected

    The Magic Trackpad is not pressure sensitive, as far as I've found. So it's like drawing on an Apple laptop, not a graphics tablet.

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    If you want to do anything beyond panning around, you may want to look into a Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch graphics tablet. They don't cost much more (if at all) than Apple's Magic Trackpad and will let you use a pressure-sensitive pen in addition to your fingers. Since you specifically asked about zooming, I don't know if any kind of two-finger gesture works for zooming with those, but the wacom tablets are generally highly configurable and the Magic Trackpad won't let you zoom at all.

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    Yeah, I would love it if there was the sort of free manipulation like in Adobe Sketchbook Pro for the ipad. The free scaling and the rotation and what-not. I would love to be able to work with the canvas with that sort of... hotkeyless... menuless... free-wheeling fancy-stylin' tweaking.

  6. #6
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    I don't recommend the bamboo pen&touch. I found the touch interface almost worthless, it's unprecise, jumpy, etc.
    No match to a magic trackpad.
    When I had one, I only used pen input as a result (and missed a scroll wheel, like on Intuos).

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