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Wacom reveals Pro Pen 3D

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Carrie Mok

Wacom’s new pen features additional controls for 3D artists

Wacom reveals Pro Pen 3D

Wacom has unveiled the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, a new digital pen designed for use on a Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or the 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet.

The pen features a third button provides additional control options for 3D programs without having to touch their keyboard, and is a feature that has been frequently requested by creative professionals working in industrial design, game design, animation, virtual and augmented reality, and 2D and 3D art.

Wacom reveals Pro Pen 3D

Via the Wacom driver, users can customise these default settings as other shortcuts for their preferred tools or commands. For example, they could leave the new third button as the default to activate the tumble or rotate function, so they could quickly and seamlessly change a model’s orientation. They could set the second button to enable pan or zoom, based on whether they want the pen tip to hover above the tablet or touch it, while they could use the first button to quickly access right-click menus.

The Wacom Pro Pen 3D retains the same performance featuresas the Wacom Pro Pen 2, including 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and a sensitive pen tip. All settings and functions can be customised by users to suit their preferred style of work and workflow.

Priced at $99.90 / €109.90 / £ 89.90 the Pro Pen 3D is now available at www.wacom.com and select retailers.

  • Imagin Illyar

    Being a woman with small hands I’ve always preferred the Classic pen. I would LOVE to buy an updated one with this new button.