Should I get a Huion H1161 ?

From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)22 Apr 19:59
To: ALL1 of 29
I still don't have a graphics tablet and I want one.

The Huion Inspiroy H1161 is the cheapest Huion that isn't out of stock, (excluding the H640P which doesn't have tilt support).

Is spending £70 on one a massive mistake or the best thing I could possibly do?

From: ANT_THOMAS22 Apr 23:53
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 2 of 29
Treat yourself.
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From: koswix23 Apr 13:29
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 4 of 29
I have the H610P. It's really nice (no tilt, though), probably not as nice as a wacom but it was fairly cheap. Don't know about  newer ones but with mine there was an issue with drivers, I think you had to install the ones from their website before attaching anything or it didn't work or something like that. Definitely not use the ones on the included CD (as if anyone has a CD drive anymore anyway...)
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)23 Apr 16:41
To: koswix 5 of 29
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as if anyone has a CD drive anymore anyway


raises hand

From: ANT_THOMAS23 Apr 17:38
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 6 of 29
You've still got a 5.25" floppy I bet (yj)
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)23 Apr 18:26
To: ANT_THOMAS 7 of 29

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From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)23 Apr 18:29
To: koswix 8 of 29
I read something saying install the drivers first or it'll act in mobile phone mode (i.e. only 40% region), so I'll definitely do that.

Also, I do still have a DVD drive, though I can't remember last time I put anything in it.

From: ANT_THOMAS23 Apr 20:07
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 9 of 29
Nice!
From: ANT_THOMAS23 Apr 20:41
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 10 of 29
Would you make an unboxing video for us when it arrives?
From: koswix23 Apr 20:45
To: Peter (BOUGHTONP) 11 of 29
Haven't used mine in 2 years ( :$ ) but plugged it in today and it works! Installed drivers from huion site and was good to go.

Not sure if a tablet is any good for cad, but will have a proper play tomorrow (NJ) and see if I can set up the buttons in a sensible fashion to make it usable.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)23 Apr 22:49
To: koswix 12 of 29
When I was doing 3d stuffs, a tablet (even a wacom 4x6") was great for building the spline models.
From: koswix24 Apr 08:31
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 13 of 29
What sort of 3D? I can see it being ace for direct modelling like Blender etc., but CAD is very keyboard/number driven. Organic shapes are much less common.
From: Manthorp24 Apr 08:45
To: koswix 14 of 29
...but not always.
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From: koswix24 Apr 09:43
To: Manthorp 15 of 29
"drill your own" - YJ?
From: Manthorp24 Apr 10:41
To: koswix 16 of 29
Drill Your Own Hole, the first album by the awesome Gaye Bykers on Acid. In some lists as the best album gimmick ever, the first thousand pressings allegedly didn't have a hole in the centre. It wasn't exactly true - they just didn't have holes in the label. That there is an ultra-rare 'undrilled' copy.
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From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)24 Apr 10:42
To: ANT_THOMAS 17 of 29
That'd take far more effort than I'm willing to spend.

If you're lucky I'll take some unboxing photos. :P

From: Manthorp24 Apr 10:43
To: ALL18 of 29
I think we've reached peak off-topic.
From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)24 Apr 11:16
To: koswix 19 of 29
Part of me is wondering how beneficial I'll find it - I'm probably comfortable enough with a mouse to not see accuracy benefits, but being able to vary pressure should be useful enough that I use it for layer masks at least every other month. :)

Plus it'll allow me to dabble with drawing/painting, without worrying about having/wasting physical materials. Hopefully that lasts beyond the first fortnight...

From: Peter (BOUGHTONP)24 Apr 11:19
To: Manthorp 20 of 29
Doubt it - there must be plenty more examples in the archives.

(But someone else will have to look; I'm off to wrestle with Python.)