Wacom Introduces MobileStudio Pro Line

NEW YORK –Wacom has introduced Wacom MobileStudio Pro, a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers with Wacom’s new pen technology.

MobileStudio Pro features the newly-designed Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 4x higher pen accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the company’s previous professional pen, enhanced resolution, leading-edge graphics, excellent color performance, 3D camera and other innovations.

Wacom has developed a family of 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch MobileStudio Pro computers to fit virtually every professional’s creative computer and budgetary needs (starting at $1,499). There are six configurations to choose from. Four 13.3-inch models combine maximum mobility with high performance and color accuracy and two 15.6-inch models deliver a larger work area, 4K resolution, high color performance as well as superior Nvidia Quadro graphics. Bundled with Windows 10, MobileStudio Pro has the power professional creatives need to run industry-standard applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator as well as demanding 3D creative software applications.

MobileStudio Pro 13: four models come with an IPS high-brightness panel, 2.5K (WQHD) resolution and 96% Adobe RGB. Customer options are defined by Solid State Drive (SSD) size – 64GB ($1499), 128GB ($1799), 256GB ($1999) and 512GB ($2499).

MobileStudio Pro 16: two models are fit with an IPS high-brightness panel, 4K (UHD) resolution and 94% Adobe RGB. There’s a 256GB ($2399) with NVIDIA Quadro M600M with 2GB VRAM and 512GB ($2999) with NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 4GB VRAM.

The 3D camera is available on both models of the MobileStudio Pro 16 and on the 13 model’s 512GB version.

MobileStudio Pro is expected to be available online and at select retail locations in late November.

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Wacom Pro Pen 2

Natural feel with pinpoint accuracy

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Computing and graphics power

Run demanding creative 2D, 3D and CAD software – anywhere

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3D camera

Bring 3D object scanning into your creative work

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Stunning display

Life-like color and up to 4K resolution for a brilliant creative experience

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New Wacom Pro Pen 2:
natural and precise

Our new Wacom Pro Pen 2 will instantly become your favorite creative tool. It’s more sensitive, more accurate and more responsive than any pen we’ve ever made.
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4x more pressure sensitive*

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4x more accurate*

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Virtually no lag

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Natural tilt support

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No parallax

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No batteries or recharging

*Compared to Wacom Pro Pen

Ready for the biggest projects

Wacom MobileStudio Pro is designed for serious creative workloads. It’s a full-featured, Intel powered computer with the muscle you need to run professional creative 2D, 3D and CAD applications. Multi-layered, hi-res, CMYK Adobe® Photoshop® files? Seven million vertices in your PixologicTM ZBrush® file? Let Wacom MobileStudio Pro take on the challenge. Choose up to 16GB of RAM, an Intel® CoreTM i7 processor and NVIDIA graphics – with up to 512GB of storage.

3D ready

Wacom MobileStudio Pro is ready-made for 3D. It’s available with powerful Intel™ processors, memory and storage configurations. And Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 even offers high-performance NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Plus, select models include built-in Intel™ Real Sense camera and scanning software – perfect for product designers, CAD engineers and 3D sculptors who want to capture real world objects to start their creative process.

You’ll see – and feel – the difference

Whatever you’re creating, you’ll see every pica, pixel or polygon in perfect detail. With a resolution of up to 4K and color accuracy to 96% of Adobe® RGB, the screen on your Wacom MobileStudio Pro will make your work look amazing. But while you work, it’ll feel amazing too. The new etched glass surface provides the perfect amount of resistance to recreate the familiar feel and control of pen on paper. So working on Wacom MobileStudio Pro feels totally natural, instantly.

Designed for the way you create

The choice is yours

With six configurations to choose from, there’s sure to be one that fits your unique creative needs. The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 blends mobility with high performance and lets you sketch, draw, edit, and create with ease. Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 models offer a larger mobile creative workspace and higher graphics performance – perfect for 3D design and sculpting, illustration, photography, video, animation and complex photo retouching.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

i5 64

• Intel® CoreTM i5
• 64GB
• 4GB
Intel® IrisTM Graphics 550

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

i5 128

• Intel® CoreTM i5
• 128GB
• 8GB
• Intel® IrisTM Graphics 550

Made for sketching and illustration, graphic design and image editing.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

i5 256

• Intel® CoreTM i5
• 256GB
• 8GB
• NVIDIA Quadro M600M graphics with 2GB GDDr5 VRAM

A larger space for drawing, detailed concept art, 3D sculpting and painting, 3D CAD, motion graphics and advanced image editing and retouching.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

i7 256

• Intel® CoreTM i7
• 256GB
• 8GB
• Intel® IrisTM Graphics 550

A great choice for drawing, image editing and retouching, detailed concept art, graphic design and 2D animation.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

i7 512

• Intel® CoreTM i7
• 512GB
• 16GB
• Intel® IrisTM Graphics 550

Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera and scanning software

Built for drawing, detailed concept art, 3D sculpting and painting, motion graphics and advanced image editing and retouching.

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

i7 512

• Intel® CoreTM i7
• 512GB
• 16GB
• NVIDIA Quadro M1000M graphics with 4GB GDDDR5 VRAM

Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera and scanning software

Maximum power for drawing, detailed concept art, 3D sculpting and painting, 3D CAD, motion graphics and advanced image editing and retouching.

Customize your Wacom MobileStudio Pro

However you like to work, there’s an accessory to make Wacom MobileStudio Pro suit you (each sold separately).

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Wacom Wireless Keyboard

Wacom wireless keyboard is the perfect partner to your MobileStudio Pro for creative and office work. The slim, compact Bluetooth® keyboard charges quickly through a USB cable.

Wacom Link

While Wacom MobileStudio Pro is a powerful computer in own right, you can also attach it to another Mac or PC with Wacom Link so that you can use it as a standard Cintiq.

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Mobile Stand

The new Mobile Stand holds the MobileStudio Pro at three different drawing angles, so you’ll always find a comfortable working position. When you’re ready to move on, it folds flat for easy transport.

The Best Animated Movies on Netflix Right Now

Collider has a great article up about the best animated films currently on Netflix. And they’re ALL 2d animated as well! (except Boxtrolls, but we’ll give them a pass because it was an EXCELLENT film!) Also among them are Mulan, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Secret of the Kells. There’s also one that’s not been on my radar which looks interesting called Berserk which is not on my radar until now. I’m not typically a fan of the ‘shot on 4’s” anime films but there’s some great looking shots in the trailer. (above) Check it out!

From the article:

…we’ve combed through the available features streaming on Netflix to bring you the best of the best. There’s something here for everyone, including one of Disney’s most over-looked features, Oscar-nominated animations, classics and contemporary movies alike, all representing a stunning variety of animation styles. Whether you’re a casual fan or a longtime devotee of animation, there’s something for everyone here.



You can read the entire article here.

Mark Medernach

What is your name and your current occupation
Mark Medernach, Executive Producer/Partner at DUCK Studios

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a PA on a shoot for KFC.  My job was to ferry the chicken between the store where they were making it and the location.  I came home each night smelling like fried chicken

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
We’ve done a few United Airlines spots which I am really proud of.  I think the campaign is brilliant.  They choose filmmakers tomake their animated spots and the artistry of the entire campaign is just top notch.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I grew up in Pennsylvania and went to college in San Francisco. I was out of work and was looking for a job.  I got hired as the editor at Duck Soup.  Even though I was not really an animation aficionado, over the years, and the name change to DUCK, I’ve come to really love and admire animation.
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
Here at DUCK we represent a wide variety of artist/filmmakers for advertising and other short format work.  The days are spent touching base with the different artists.  Making phone calls to advertising agencies to look for more new work and overseeing the productions we have in the studio.
What part of your job do you like best? Why?
I love it when a young director gets their first project to direct.  It is always fu to see them mature as filmmakers and become successful.
What part of your job do you like least? Why?
I wish I were able to start more directing careers.  I also hate to tell the directors that they did not get a job that they pitched on.  I know a lot of times they pour a lot of themselves into the pitch and for whatever reason they did not get it.  It is difficult to give them the bad news.
What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
The constant search for new work.  Once you book a job for the director there is no time to sit back and enjoy the fact that the job is in.  It is on to the next project and trying to get everyone working.
What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
I am on the internet all day long.  Looking for new artists, looking at work that is out there and just looking.  For production we use a wide variety of software, but i don’t work on that side of the business.
In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?
Well we represent Eric Goldberg, who I believe is one of the most talented 2-d character animators in the world.  We also represent Jamie Caliri who I think is a genius.  Whatever he works on ALWAYS seems to turn out brilliantly.
Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?
I tell most of the young filmmakers I talk to the same thing, try to find a style that is yours. I think all of the successful animation directors have a signature style, which is what draws people to their work.  Try not to be a jack of all trades, try to master one.