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Paint Tool SAI => SAI General => Topic started by: KFX on January 24, 2009, 02:05:14 AM

Title: More problems with the SAI and Wacom Bamboo
Post by: KFX on January 24, 2009, 02:05:14 AM
As much as I try, I can't seem to get SAI to behave well with my Wacom. Tablet itself is fine and works perfectly with Photoshop, but on SAI, everything gets mapped to something useless, in a way that makes it hard to remap:

- Panning (with the first stylus button) doesn't work at all. If SAI has a button that lets me move the picture area around by moving the stylus, it's too damn well hidden for me to find.
- The touchwheel (normally used for zooming) is inactive. I managed to get it sort of to work by mapping it to scroll with Wacom's own utility, but it feels stiff and unsatisfying.
- The stylus eraser is mapped to the select/move command. WTF? I tried changing this to "eraser" in Digitizer Options, but it just made it stop doing anything at all.

Yes, I've tried updating the drivers. Doesn't affect anything at all.
Title: Re: More problems with the SAI and Wacom Bamboo
Post by: Kaetemi on January 24, 2009, 02:16:06 PM
- The stylus eraser is mapped to the select/move command. WTF? I tried changing this to "eraser" in Digitizer Options, but it just made it stop doing anything at all.
The eraser can be mapped to any tool. Just use the eraser side of your pen to select the tool you want mapped on the eraser in the interface, and the eraser will be that tool every time you use it. You could use it as a secondary tool instead of an eraser, actually.

- Panning (with the first stylus button) doesn't work at all. If SAI has a button that lets me move the picture area around by moving the stylus, it's too damn well hidden for me to find.
Hold spacebar.
Title: Re: More problems with the SAI and Wacom Bamboo
Post by: KFX on January 24, 2009, 06:18:27 PM
Thanks for the tips, that's two problems shot down. Mapping the pan button to spacebar failed when using Wacom's own utility but worked when done inside SAI.

I'm still looking for a better way to handle zoom. Wacom's own utility doesn't permit remapping the touchwheel to anything other than scrolling, and SAI doesn't even have an option for it. I managed to get some improvement to the jerkiness by choosing the slowest scroll speed, but that seems to be the limit of what I can do with the wheel.

What's the shortcut for the color picker, by the way? I want to switch it to the second stylus button from the first, but I need the shortcut for that.

Oh, and one more thing. Is there a way to move the tool/palette window from the left side of the screen to the right (so that the layer window and the tool/palatte window would be as curtains for the work area)? It bothers me that the work area is in the edge of the window instead of the center.
Title: Re: More problems with the SAI and Wacom Bamboo
Post by: Kaetemi on January 24, 2009, 08:17:48 PM
Window > Show Layer Panel to Right
Title: Re: More problems with the SAI and Wacom Bamboo
Post by: figue on January 24, 2009, 09:20:07 PM
The problem with the scroll zooming on the BamBoo may be from the actual tablet depending if the wheel acts like a true mouse wheel or not. Either way it's better to just use the keyboard shortcuts for zooming.