Tag Archives: Wacom

Note: Wacom tablet + Dualscreen desktop setup

I encountered a problem using two screens with my trusty old Wacom Intuos 2 A5 tablet, as there was no option of 1:1 proportion mapping in pen mode spanning over both screens, without losing a significant amount of the tablets active area.

Solution: Buying a new version, with a “switch mapping -feature” (no thanks Wacom)..

or…

Autohotkey script (works with all Wacom tablets, including the Bamboo and Graphire -series)

I found this solution from the Wacom forum, but alas, it did not work “off the bat”.

A more updated version of the same procedure was here, in the autohotkey support community.

It didn’t work either, as I have a 64-bit windows. After a bit of research, I modified the script, that now works 100%

Procedure:

1: Download and install Autohotkey

http://www.autohotkey.com/

2: Make a new text file (on the desktop or where ever), and paste this code in to it:

#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir% ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

;Wacom Display Toggle – Invoked by tilde ~ key

~::

IfWinNotExist Wacom Tablet Properties
{
;If control panel is not open, open it and set to pen mapping mode, then minimize
run,%A_WinDir%\System32\control.exe WacomTablet.cpl
WinWait,Wacom Tablet Properties
ControlClick,x140 y220,Wacom Tablet Properties ;mapping tab location
WinMinimize,Wacom Tablet Properties
}
;Still check if window exists
ifWinExist Wacom Tablet Properties
{
;Check if Control Panel is in Mapping mode
ControlGet,mapmode,FindString,Full,ComboBox2,Wacom Tablet Properties
ifNotEqual,mapmode,1
{
;set cpl to pen mapping mode before switching
WinActivate,Wacom Tablet Properties
WinWait,Wacom Tablet Properties
ControlClick,Button3,Wacom Tablet Properties
ControlClick,x140 y220,Wacom Tablet Properties ;mapping tab location
WinMinimize,Wacom Tablet Properties
}
ControlGet, mon, choice,,ComboBox2,Wacom Tablet Properties
if (InStr(mon,1))
{
Control, Choose,4,ComboBox2,Wacom Tablet Properties
}
Else
{
Control, Choose,3,ComboBox2,Wacom Tablet Properties
}
}
;Check if mouse buttons are being held. If so, keep held and switch to other monitor.
GetKeyState, state, LButton, P
if state = U
{
GetKeyState, state, RButton, P
if state = U
{
GetKeyState, state, MButton, P
if state = U
{
WinActivate,Program Manager
return
}
}
}
else
return

3: Save as WacomToggle.ahk, and move it in to a safe place (My Documents etc…)

4: Make a shortcut of your .ahk script to your \Start Menu\Programs\Startup -folder, to run at startup.

Done!

note: you can change the tilde ~ key in the .ahk script to whatever shortcut (win+space etc…) suits you better.


Chicken On Steroids *edit: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

I had this idea a few years back, when I heard that growth hormones are used in the U.S poultry industry.

When I saw the Finnish “From Bits to Atoms” call for entries, I decided to enter the competition with this entertaining “Professional Fitness” character.

The competition called digital artists to send their work to be machined / printed in physical format.

This statue called for classical influences, but with a contemporary popular culture twist.

I did most of the work in Sculptris. Text was made with Inkscape, and extruded to the 3rd dimension in Blender. Text was also combined with the posed character in Blender. Blender cycles is really awesome!

The statue was then prepared for 3D printing / CNC machining in Netfabb Studio Basic.

This chick is massive! Check out her delts and traps!

Another light & angle:

Great lats!

— edit: WINNER ANNOUNCED! —

Today (19th of April 2012) was the day when the winners of “From Bits to Atoms” -rapid prototyping contest were revealed!

Below a (cellphone) pic of the Winner of the “creative, aesthetic & entertaining” -category, and the grumpy Runner-Up:

Runner-Up_Adn_The_Winner

…And not in that specific order. The figurative sculpture is the Runner-Up, and the design vase won.

..Sorry about the coffee mug behind the winner, and the bad quality photo. I’ll take & post better ones later.

Industrial design was valued high by Jukka Tuomi, who picked the winners of both categories; the “creative, aesthetic & entertaining” -category & the “inventive, usability” -category.

I’m happy for the experience, and the ability to test the detail limits of the current 3D printing technology (I made this beast detailed enough to be printed in life-size!). Getting my sculpture Rapid Prototyped for free (a service worth 600-700 Euro) was nice too 😉 I do think the result looks great! People passing by seemed to like spending time gazing my sculpture as well.

I’ll exhibit my “Chicken On Steroids” sculpture in a gallery & art museum context later, so stay tuned!

Please feel free to comment!


Set in Concrete | Urban Screening | PARIS | FocusPocus-videoparadox

FocusPocus-videoparadox will be there...

Chic Art Fair Paris and PvonK Berlin have been working in collaboration to organize a URBAN SCREENING on an outside concrete wall, longing the River Seine in Paris.

The Screening “SET IN CONCRETE” will take place every evening during the Chic Art Fair: OCTOBER, 20th-24th 2011. Among the works shown, will be FocusPocus-videoparadox.

‘Set in Concrete’ will be hosted by Chic Art Fair Paris :
Thursday October, the 20th – Opening : Projection from 7pm to 9 pm (twice)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday October 21st to 23d : Projection from 7pm to 8 pm

More details about Set in Concrete will be published at the end of September at http://pvonk.com

For a complete list of participating artists have a look here.

BTW, it’s the first time my work has been exhibited with Damien Hirst, Banksy & Shepard Fairy (to name a few).


FocusPocus-videoparadox goes Cuba

Our installation is selected in the 4th International Festival of Video Art, Camagüey 2011, Cuba.

It seems to have an effect in many cultures. Maybe because (whilst doing it) I ended up dealing with the general questions of humanity that are common to us all, regarldess of culture and political country.

That who seeks, shall find…

Mess Of a Life..

Housemortage hidden influence-trap.


I’m in Art Takes London.

Check out my (small, but dense) portfolio:
http://www.arttakeslondon.com/albertlaine

Voting Is Good!

Sharing Is Caring!

I’ll be at Berlin during June 2nd to 5th with our installation FocusPocus-videoparadox, so feel free to grab my sleeve and share thoughts!
EMERGEANDSEE Festival 2011

Peace.


FocusPocus-videoparadox in Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

I’m happy to announce that our installation “FocusPocus-videoparadox” has been selected for “Now&After” Video Art Festival, that will occur from the 13th of July to the 4th of September
in Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

So if you are at the neighborhood, check it out!

The results of the competition will be announced in late August.

And now a painting from the installation, for your pleasure 😉

Seek, and thou shall find,,,,

It’s the part of our installation, that revolves around the subjects of self-accusation, and some dynamics of social pressure.


New artwork

CloudZ.

Seek, and thou shall find...

Clicking the image brings a bit larger view of the piece.

Doing this, I ended up thinking about stereotypes, responsibility and social pressure, but it has elements and room for interpretation.
It took some 10 intense painting sessions to get it where it is.

It’s available in (insanely high resolution) physical format as well.

If you like it, feel free to share the link etc. I like to hear what people think, feel & see in this stuff.

I have projects where I’m using this piece, so stay tuned!