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* The Cintiq's are drawing tablets and computer displays in one unit.  You can draw instantaneously through the touch screen on the Cintiq monitor.  
 
* 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
 
* We have 4 Cintiq tablets
** 1 is in Video Edit 3 and 3 are in the MML
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** 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 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.
 
* The lab aide can set up and secure the tablet to any computer station.
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===Connecting the Tablets===
 
===Connecting the Tablets===
 
# Connect the power cable to the HDMI/USB cord. To do this, connect the two ports marked with red dot.
 
# Connect the power cable to the HDMI/USB cord. To do this, connect the two ports marked with red dot.
# Plug the USB and HDMI into the computer. These inputs can be found on the back of the computer in the editing suites, or on the back of the black cylinder hubs on the computers in the MML.
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# Plug the USB into the input on the back of the iMac.
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# 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.
 
# 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.
 
# Plug the power in and turn on with the silver power button on the lower right corner.
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# Click '''Calibrate''' and the '''Wacom Tablet''' System Preference will open.
 
# Click '''Calibrate''' and the '''Wacom Tablet''' System Preference will open.
 
# For '''Monitor,''' choose '''Cintiq 13HD,''' and click '''Calibrate'''
 
# For '''Monitor,''' choose '''Cintiq 13HD,''' and click '''Calibrate'''
# On the tablet follow the directions of the the screen.
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# On the tablet, follow the directions that appear on the the screen.
  
 
====Other Tablet Settings====
 
====Other Tablet Settings====
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* The top button is undo
 
* The top button is undo
 
* The left is precision mode.
 
* The left is precision mode.
** This will highlight a rectangle sound for the pen and the pen moves at a slower speed.
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** This will highlight a rectangle around the pen and the pen will move at a slower speed.
 
* The bottom is the '''Command''' key.   
 
* The bottom is the '''Command''' key.   
 
* The right is '''Display Toggle'''.
 
* The right is '''Display Toggle'''.
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* There are 3 rectangles, one for each monitor.   
 
* There are 3 rectangles, one for each monitor.   
 
* Clicking on a rectangle will cause a red border to appear on the corresponding monitor.
 
* Clicking on a rectangle will cause a red border to appear on the corresponding monitor.
* Click an drag a rectangle to reposition the displays.
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* Click and drag a rectangle to reposition the displays.
* The arrangement of these rectangles will determine how the mouse flows betweens monitors.
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* 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.  
 
* 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.  
 
 
 
  
 
[[Category:Multimedia Lab]]
 
[[Category:Multimedia Lab]]

Latest revision as of 11:24, 29 October 2019

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

  1. Connect the power cable to the HDMI/USB cord. To do this, connect the two ports marked with red dot.
  2. Plug the USB into the input on the back of the iMac.
  3. Connect the HMDA to a HDMI to USB-C adaptor. Connect this to the USB-C jack on the back of the iMac.
  4. The last remaining cable will plug into the Cintiq.
  5. Plug the power in and turn on with the silver power button on the lower right corner.

Wacom Tablet System Preference Pane

Calibrating

  1. When the pen touches the tablet, it will ask to "calibrate your pen"
  2. Click Calibrate and the Wacom Tablet System Preference will open.
  3. For Monitor, choose Cintiq 13HD, and click Calibrate
  4. 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.

Rocker Ring

  • 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.