TOKYO — Wacom (www.wacom.com) has introducd the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, a new digital pen that is designed for use on the company’s MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet. The pen’s new third button provides additional control options for 3D programs and applications.
The new button offers additional ways for users to manipulate and speed up the design process when sculpting within 3D software applications, such as Pixologic’s ZBrush or Autodesk’s Maya. Out of the box, the three buttons allow designers and artists to do most of their work in their 3D applications right from the pen, without having to touch their keyboard. The pen’s default settings for the third button control tumbling and rotation, engaging users with all the small details in a 3D model. Via the Wacom driver, users can customize the default settings as other shortcuts for their preferred tools or commands.
The Wacom Pro Pen 3D retains the same performance features that professionals are familiar with in the Wacom Pro Pen 2, including 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and a sensitive pen tip. All settings and functions can be customized by users to suit their preferred style of work and workflow.
The product is priced at $99.90 and is designed to work seamlessly with any Windows or Mac application. The aluminum barrel and slightly thinner grip give it a new, sleek appearance.