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i'd say its totally worth it, its the cheapest 'tablet' sketcher around...pretty easy to set up for right around $200.
i'm surprised you didnt see any of us with them out at the seattle workshop, i had mine out upstairs for quite a while when we were doing a sketchbook talk, letting people try it out or check out the playback movies.
whit and some other people all had theirs going on too throughout the workshop
soo, whos gonna set up the DS thread?
DS THREAD! DS THREAD!
I should be getting my R4 tomorrow (hopefully). I can't stand the wait..
I'm always around town or on campus and see something worth painting, but I never had a laptop, nor wanted to carry one around. This will be put to good use.
one question, sorry if this has been answered, how well do the DS touch screens hold up? I realize I won't be pressing really hard, but are your screens getting all scratched up? losing pressure sensitivity? any problems from experienced DS users?
Mine shows no signs of scratches or sensitivity loss. Although I've only had it for less then two months. But seems pretty durable so far.
Mine is 512mb, and i haven't run out of space yet. And SD cards are cheap as onions anyways, so if you need more space, get another one.
I got my 2 gig micro SD bundled with the R4 adapter, whole thing with s&h from China was right at $75. Got to the westcoast in under a week too.
The actual Colors app is tiny, round 8MB..and the saved drawing files are tiny as well. Even with a 512 youd be fiiine.
I like the bigger card cause more games,movies,music,etc is never bad.
Plus with the extra space, since I take the DS everywhere, the extra space is nice to swap stuff like brushes,textures with friends too.
Last edited by S!R; January 21st, 2008 at 03:26 PM.
quickie b4 bed
anyone know why the photos arent displaying as per normal?
I found a great deal on the R4 & MicroSD!
Also I don't know how much it is around you guys but both of my local Best Buys have the DS lite for $129.99 when it's closer to $179 on Amazon.
I know I'm probably the last person on conceptart that you would expect to get this, but my wife got me the DS and the R4 for Christmas! I've only done two really quick sketches but I love it. Portable digital painting...it rules! Here's the two sketches i did to get used to the program:
I have it on my Ds ^_^ Played with it a little, I have one of the old Phat Ds's and I keep losing/eating my stylus. so I'm using my tablet pen
is this thing worth it... how does it feel when drawing, control wise. i always wanted to paint on the go but will this thing really fulfill my needs for the price!!, does the size of the screen bother you or anything?
well its a damn sight cheaper and smaller (easier to carry) than a laptop no? and it really is that awesome. its a pocket electronic sketchbook!
I have a 1gig card with my R4, I recommend the jap kingston micro sd memory cards coz they dont slow down on some apps like the chinese kingston or other makes, for example.
as for screen wear and tear...not had any probs myself...but if worst comes to worse you can buy new replacement screens (which may squash the warrenty when applied to the ds using cave methods, but better than buying a new one or having a cracked screen).
Thanks for the heads up on the Colors! program. I am rather jazzed about this.
Cant wait for some more free time at work, already snagged it and set it up on my break.
i got an R4 and a 2gb stick now to find a ds!... they are all way overpriced online! wtf!.. ima try the gamestop nearby
Here's something I drew during college
ok got a ds off ebay for 140... -_- i got impatient..
is this possible on any other touch screen toy? (ie like iphone, which I have)
and secondly, I want to buy a ds just because of this (not because of the games or anything like that, but I don't want to spend about 60$us) is it really a big difference to have the lite, as opposed of the original?
the lite is like half the thickness of the old one and wayy brighter... go to youtube and search DS review
@all those concerned about the DS
hmm well id say this is worth it if you make use of it, wouldnt be something id get if it would make a big dent in my wallet ya know? Although if you are not practiced at drawing from life, then painting from life would kill ya. For me i got this so i can do direct painting studies of color from life without having to lug my oil paints or tablet and laptop around.
here are some paintings
well i have the money, but when it comes to spending... I am quite the jew.. I am currently trying to find someone in my school that has a used ds lite, and wants to sell it for cheap, just so they can get some quick cash... I heard that the lite is a lot better in color, pixelation, brightness, ect... ( things that seem important while painting on it) but my main question is, is it worth the extra money to buy a ds lite (if I am primarily using it as a sketchbook), or if I should just go ahead and buy a normal ds for half the money.... any help?
hmm well i havent personaly tried out hte original nds but heres a youtube review, from others ive seen on youtube, always touching upon the brightness of hte Lite version, just skip to minute 2:22 to see exactly. oh and also dont forget you have to get the SD and r4 card which would be another 40-80 dollars on top depending on where you get them. goodluck
Don't forget everyone that you with the R4 or other chip...you can use your ds for so much more than just this program (although this program is the best). There is a thing program called comic ds that let's you view any pdf and any comic on your ds. I have all of Loomis's books on mine. I also have put all my painting training dvds on my ds. I have 3 schmid dvds...clayton beck working...etc... A full length dvd is about 315 megs once you convert it to .dpg.
It's definitely worth the price.
I was reading about the Cintiq, and I dig the idea, but it said it still has to be hooked up to a computer/outlet, and costs almost a thousand bucks. I bought a copy of ImagineFX magazine on a whim and bam, a little box advertisement about Colors!
I rigged it up on a DS Lite at work and messed with it all lunch hour. Absolutely AWESOME!!
Tonight I bought a black DS Lite. I haven't been able to justify buying one 'cause some games are good, but I'll get bored of them after a month...but I can't see getting bored of Colors, that's like getting bored of pencils haha
Don't get the old DS, get the DS Lite. It's more expensive but it's worth it...it's lighter, shaped nicer so it's a little easier to hold for a while with one hand, and most importantly the screen is way nicer. You're doing art, with all sorts of shades/color varations...you want a vibrant screen not a dull grey-ish view, spend the extra money
I found the program flows really nice...the holding keys to move, eyedrop, pick colors, etc. felt pretty intuitive and I found by the end of the lunch hour I was able to fly pretty fast changing colors, brush sizes, opacities, zooming, etc. as I drew.
Just wanted to post some support for the prog...if you're an artist I think it's totally worth it. I was showing the other artists at work and a few of them are picking up DSes just for it haha
ok then, I will spend the money on the ds lite, and the chips... would these chips be at like walmart (I know that sounds a little redneck (which i am not)), or would you have to go to bestbuy? I don't want to order anything online, and still want to get something that will last a long ass time, because i have had my tablet for like 3-4 years, and couldn't go on without it.... so i plan on going to mckay's (its a place where you sell them your old crap (cd's/books/games/consoles) and then you can buy most of that stuff there for really cheap. So hopefully I can get a good price on these items, and I will post some updates on when I get it. thanks for all the help, it is much appreciated
ps is the "adapter" that was the picture of next to the usbtransfer the same as getting an m3 or r4? or are the m3 and r4 only fitted for the ds, and could not put it into my computer?
Last edited by Luz; January 30th, 2008 at 11:33 PM.
damn, well how can amazon sell it, if retail can't? is it just against their policy?
Perhaps you can help. I grabbed the comic ds app upon yer recommendation. But alas it wont read my .pdfs yet. Says non supported file format. Am i missing something? I am using an R4 as well.Don't forget everyone that you with the R4 or other chip...you can use your ds for so much more than just this program (although this program is the best). There is a thing program called comic ds that let's you view any pdf and any comic on your ds. I have all of Loomis's books on mine. I also have put all my painting training dvds on my ds. I have 3 schmid dvds...clayton beck working...etc... A full length dvd is about 315 megs once you convert it to .dpg.
It's definitely worth the price.
I know vids only run .dpg format. You using dpgtools to convert your movies? If you use something else lemme know please.
can anyone tell me a good, reliable site to buy r4's? I went to their site, and looked up "where to buy" and it kept on messing up, not showing any locations. could anyone help me out? thanks
well i got mine at http://www.modchipcentral.com but it wont arrive for a few days