Relative Versus Absolute Positioning in Wacom


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Understanding relative versus absolute positioning

If you're new to Tablets, you are most likely use to interacting with a computer via the mouse. Switching from a mouse to the tablet is a bit like being in a foreign country, where drivers operate a vehicle from the opposite side that you're used to. It's extremely disorienting at first, and just like there is left- and right-sided driving, computer pointing devices can operate in either relative or absolute mode. In this video, we'll get to the bottom of all this. Or is it the top? Let's find out.

Relative mode is useful in situations where the pointing device's movement is limited. Mouse movement is typically pick up, set down, drag, to reposition the screen cursor. In absolute positioning, the stylus tip and tablet are directly linked, or mapped. For example, the upper left of the tablet, corresponds to the upper left of the screen. Likewise, the lower right corner of the tablet corresponds to the lower right corner of the screen. This is exactly the same as a ta...

Understanding relative versus absolute positioning
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Understanding relative versus absolute positioning provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by John Derry as part of the Wacom Essential Training

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