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In order to get the most out of Mudbox you'll want to use a Wacom tablet or other pressure-sensitive pen device. By default, the Wacom settings aren't optimal for use in Mudbox. With a few simple adjustments your Wacom tablet will perform much more intuitively in Mudbox. So before we start Mudbox, let's go to the Wacom Tablet Properties in the Windows Control panel. If you're on a Mac, click the apple in the upper left corner, and then click System Preferences, I'll just open up Hardware and Sound, and then go down to Wacom Tablet Properties.
If you don't see your pen listed here in the tools, go ahead and use the pen on the tablet, and it should pop up. So make sure you've got the Pen icon active, and let's change the button, Click Assignment. As it is now you can't use the buttons on the Pen to perform a middle click. I like to set the button furthest from the tip as a right-click. So let's just click this here and go up to Clicks and pick Right-Click. And I also want to set the button in between the two as a middle click, so let's click up here, go to Clicks, and pick Middle Click.
Now let's go to the Mapping tab, this affects how the proportions of the tablet relate to the proportions of your screen. We want the Height and Width Proportions to be the same between the two. So let's turn on Force Proportions. Without this option turned on any movements that you make with the pen will get distorted or stretched. Now there is not a lot of difference on the computer that I'm using, but if you have dual monitors there could be a very large difference for you. With those two changes made we can now close the Wacom Tablet Properties.
In Mudbox you could be using the Wacom Pen for almost everything you do. So it makes sense to optimize it so that you don't have to struggle with the settings, this will help your experience in Mudbox feel much more natural.
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