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get distance between pen and pad

Posted: Thu 25. Jan 2018, 10:54
by hamedgg
I want to create a 3D simulation in Unreal Engine, I have a handle that user can take it and move it (Wacom pen).Now i just want to have the distance between Wacoms pad and pen,Also I want the rotation of pen too.
Can I get this information from Wacoms software ?
For more detail :
https://i.imgur.com/w6ag0UI.jpg

Thank you

Re: get distance between pen and pad

Posted: Thu 25. Jan 2018, 12:09
by wacom1
You can find the developer information for getting data from the tablet in http://developer.wacom.com/en-us The driver can provide pressure form the pen, depending on tablet model it tell you pen bearing/tilt direction. When using the Artpen, the pen delivers rotation data. There is no provision for detailed pen height detection.

Re: get distance between pen and pad

Posted: Thu 25. Jan 2018, 12:31
by hamedgg
Thank you so much,I read height detection information for example Intuos Pro is 10 mm , I thought it is queryable.
Any idea ?

Re: get distance between pen and pad

Posted: Thu 15. Feb 2018, 08:26
by wacom1
According to specification tablets should detect a pen as long as the pen is within the 10 mm height, but a pen might still be detected on bigger distance - depending on the energy from the tablet sensor and sensitivity of the pen electronics. There is no measurement for the distance.