Cintiq Drawing Tablets
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Cintiq Drawing Tablets
- The Cintiq's are drawing tablets and computer displays in one unit. You can draw instantaneously through the touch screen on the Cintiq monitor.
- We have 4 Cintiq tablets
- One is in Video Edit 2 and three are in the MML
- The 3 in the MML are kept behind the lab aide desk.
- The lab aide can set up and secure the tablet to any computer station.
Connecting the Tablets
- Connect the power cable to the HDMI/USB cord. To do this, connect the two ports marked with red dot.
- Plug the USB into the input on the back of the iMac.
- Connect the HMDA to a HDMI to USB-C adaptor. Connect this to the USB-C jack on the back of the iMac.
- The last remaining cable will plug into the Cintiq.
- Plug the power in and turn on with the silver power button on the lower right corner.
Wacom Tablet System Preference Pane
- When the pen touches the tablet, it will ask to "calibrate your pen"
- Click Calibrate and the Wacom Tablet System Preference will open.
- For Monitor, choose Cintiq 13HD, and click Calibrate
- On the tablet, follow the directions that appear on the the screen.
Other Tablet Settings
- You can change any other settings as needed.
- You will need to reset any custom settings each time you log into a computer.
- The round dial on the left of the tablet is called the rocker ring.
- The top button is undo
- The left is precision mode.
- This will highlight a rectangle around the pen and the pen will move at a slower speed.
- The bottom is the Command key.
- The right is Display Toggle.
- Display toggle moves the pen between monitors.
- Pressing it will toggle the pen between drawing on the 2 computer displays and the tablet.
Displays System Preferences
- The arrangement of the 2 computer displays and the tablet can be changed form the Displays pane in the System Preferences.
- Go to the Apple icon in the top left corner of the display and choose System Preferences.
- Click Displays in the second row.
- Click the Arrangement tab.
- There are 3 rectangles, one for each monitor.
- Clicking on a rectangle will cause a red border to appear on the corresponding monitor.
- Click and drag a rectangle to reposition the displays.
- The arrangement of these rectangles will determine how the mouse flows between monitors.
- Usually, it's best to arrange the Cintiq's rectangle underneath the computer's monitors, but you can choose whatever arrangement works best for you.