Android Tablets with Stylus Tilt Support

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Android Tablets with Stylus Tilt Support

Post by meslin » 15 Jan 2018, 16:03

Hello All!

In light of the recent news that the Android TVPaint is now available for free, I'm interested in having a portable (and dongle-free) option, especially if the stylus might also include tilt support (specifically for 'azimuth'). One of my students showed me the TVPaint Android beta on an older Galaxy Tab Note and the performance was surprisingly good.
I have read that the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 has support for tilt in the 'S-Pen.' I've also seen some rudimentary demonstration of S-Pen tilt on YouTube.
Can anyone confirm or deny that there are any Android tablets with tilt support in TVPaint?

Thank you!
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Re: Android Tablets with Stylus Tilt Support

Post by Elodie » 15 Jan 2018, 16:27

That's... a good question. Sorry, I cannot help !

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Re: Android Tablets with Stylus Tilt Support

Post by meslin » 15 Jan 2018, 17:37

Besides the Wacom Mobile Studio / Companion, I'm not aware of any other portable setups that offer tilt.
This was the video that piqued my curiosity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nt9ut6tWNw
I do notice that in November 2014 Samsung announced the "Advanced S Pen" with rotation & tilt support. (https://thenextweb.com/mobile/2014/11/1 ... s-pen-sdk/). This means that devices older than the Note 4 or Galaxy Edge from that time period have no hope of supporting tilt/rotation.
The ArtRage for Android page has some visual demonstration of tilt support, also: https://www.artrage.com/artrage-android ... -features/
I poked around the S Pen programming guide (http://developer.samsung.com/common/dow ... actId=1111) and found this on page 81:
If the current used pen type is foutain pen, you can use the following API to add tilt/orientation
infomation to the stroke to customize stroke's style:

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publicSpenObjectStroke(String penName, PointF[] points, float[]
pressures, int[] timestamps, float[] tilts,float[] orientations)
This is the only reference that Google can find regarding the 'publicSpenObjectStroke' API. The next page of the programming guide contains this vague example image, as well:
publicSpenObjectStroke.png
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I guess the next step for me is to find a cheap device and see if it's already implemented.

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