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Art Academy: SketchPad Discussion (Nintendo Wii U eShop) [game]
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I'm no Miiverse artist myself, but I imagine some of you guys could do amazing things with this app.

If you did, share some of your work here with the browser version of Miiverse!

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Posted: 08/10/13, 02:59:07
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What the. How can you guys disagree with carlos AT ALL here? Accidentally nicking the corner of the screen with your pinky shouldn't make _______________________________________________________________ <-- this across your screen. Ever.


Way to go, you creep!
Posted: 08/21/13, 23:30:54

No man made system is perfect. I'm not disagreeing it would be nice if it was perfect, I'm only saying I'm okay with the level of not-perfection they're shooting for. It's fun and interesting and makes you think, where as Photoshop doesn't make you think one bit by comparison. You can rush through guns blazing and do all the trial and error you want in PS.

Do accidents happen that an undo button would solve? Yes. It would also dramatically change the program, and thankfully there are already plenty of those programs out there if it's that important to you. This is a nice alternative that contains some of the struggles a real artist would have to deal with. (Pinky fingers aside.)
Posted: 08/22/13, 00:02:12

In Monster Hunter, when you have two points on the screen at once, NOTHING happens; it doesn't instantly toggle every single selectable thing on the screen as MiiVerse apparently does (its happened to me, too).

What is so hard about that?
Posted: 08/22/13, 00:24:12


Posted: 08/22/13, 00:36:53
-JKR- said:



-JKR- said:

No man made system is perfect.

Lies, lies, lies, yeah.
Posted: 08/22/13, 00:39:10

It's just a technicality of how the hardware works. The touch screen can only sense that it's being touched at one point, so when you touch another point at the same time, it freaks out and makes a line between the two points. I'm not sure you can program around that.

...But to be fair, I'm talking out of my butt. I have no clue how it works. I think that's probably how it works though. Maybe.
Posted: 08/22/13, 00:42:30

The technology of the device is why it happens. The only reason Monster Hunter doesn't work like that is because it's not a drawing game.

Try this. Buy Art Academy and then press two fingers at separate points on the screen. It will think you are pressing in the middle of these two points. Now in Miiverse or anything else, do the same thing. Nothing happens... unless there is something smack dab in that middle spot. It happens in all games. In Art Academy though it's an art game where any touch screen action has an effect.

If their intent is to make drawing on here as life-like as possible, an undo button fucks that up. However, while this issue is a legit one, fixing it would diminish the point of the application. It's easiest to just be careful of where you touch that screen.

In a non-perfect analogy, if I'm drawing on paper and I have a lot of material on it. If my palm rests on it, it might smudge it or transfer. Same concept could be said here. It's nothing to freak out over. You just have to learn the rule and live with it.

The gamepad works the same way with Monster Hunter, but when two points are pressed it typically doesn't quite make an action happen. In the Animal Crossing App, you can click on a character by using this two outer-bounds method, but it wont actually select them. That requires a firm single push. In Art Academy's app, perhaps it's just not that easy, or it's too sensitive, to not do 'something'. And thus, a smudge or line is created.


Ah, we were posting simultaneously. Above describes what's happening a little better. It's due to the type of touch screen it is. Had Nintendo gone with the other kind that's popular, it would have been much more avoidable. People need to blame the Gamepad, not the app.
Posted: 08/22/13, 00:46:37  - Edited by 
 on: 08/22/13, 00:49:48
DrFinkelstein said:
@Mr_MustacheNow in Miiverse or anything else, do the same thing. Nothing happens... unless there is something smack dab in that middle spot.

I've experienced that "WHAT THE HELL?!" line in MiiVerse. You must be doing stuff too right. I can confirm that the two points were the edge of the stylus (thats what its called, right? Boo, handhelds) and my 1st knuckle on my pinky finger. Nothing in between.
Posted: 08/22/13, 00:57:24

Oh, you mean in the drawing app on Miiverse? Sure it would happen there. I meant like pressing buttons and shit. It seems to be an inherent thing with just how drawing a line works on a screen like this.
Posted: 08/22/13, 01:12:36

Well thats weird, especially when it does happen with other platforms, like MH3U.
Posted: 08/22/13, 01:14:32

There was a lot of debate at the start of this whole Wii U business where people wanted Nintendo to go multi-touch. There's apparently plusses and minuses to both but I don't remember them.
Posted: 08/22/13, 01:37:30
Can they give us a bigger erasers then?
Posted: 08/22/13, 02:04:01
Wow I love this! Reminds me of Hotline Miami with the palm leaves and the animal head.
Posted: 08/22/13, 04:58:50

I thought the same thing!
Posted: 08/22/13, 05:50:27
Thank you!

I do love me some Hotline Miami style animal masks! The palm leaves are actually just me being lazy, though. Thought of making fir or pine branches, but didn't feel like spending the time doing all the needles properly, so I went for the biggest damn leaves I could come up with instead.
Posted: 08/22/13, 11:59:57
Updated and 'completed' my latest sketch.

Chase McCain
Posted: 08/23/13, 05:09:27
Gah...I want a Zelda with THIS art style!!!...

Created by this awesome dude.
Posted: 08/27/13, 19:44:23
But it's so kiddy!
Posted: 08/27/13, 21:20:26
Now THAT should be the next wind waker!
Posted: 08/27/13, 21:48:20
Posted: 08/28/13, 04:55:45
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