Setting Painter up for an Art Pen

I recently acquired an Art Pen for my Intuos3. Somewhat vexingly, it seems that most brushes default to not using Rotation (and setting it, the brush ghost doesn't reflect the angle). Is there a good way to quickly get brushes to reflect the rotation of my Art Pen? Is there a way to switch when I switch pens (my regular grip pen has a built-in eraser and a different feel) so that there, it's a matter of Bearing? Is there a way to make the Brush Ghost reflect the rotation of the Art Pen?

  • enhanced brush ghosting should support art pen rotation by default (you should see a small circular dot showing the rotation degree added to the cursor outline); all other brush cursor methods won't show it.

    >Is there a way to switch when I switch pens so that there, it's a matter of Bearing?

    yes/no - you can create a brush category with a set of brushes you want tailored for art pen use (starting with painter IX.5 and ending somewhere I don't know when, painter used to have a separate category of art-pen based brushes) and use all other brushes with a grip pen - painter will remember which brush you last used with respective pen when you switch styluses during painting. 

    otherwise, you can't map "angle" value to adjust to the currently active wacom pen type.

    there's a tiny chance corel phased out their support for intuos 3 art pen, but I don't see any reason why they would do so; it's a superior tool compared to intuos 4 and further re-designed 6D art pen too.

  • The Intuos3 and other Wacom flat-tip art pens are all supported in Painter 2020. http://product.corel.com/help/Painter/540219480/Main/EN/Win-Documentation/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#href=Corel-Painter-Using-a-stylus-vs-a-mouse.html#1330529

    Rotation and angle works for my Intuos3 art pen with no adjustments to the setting, and the brush ghost does reflect the movement. I'm not sure what is going on with yours. I would try Wacom support. They don't like supporting such old equipment, but they will if pressed.

    As someone else noted, the Wacom Intuos3 and all of its accessories are indeed superior to the succeeding models. I have 5  Intuos3 631w tablets that I recently purchased as "new-old' stock, at a good price, because I don't want to downgrade to a newer model. I also found new spare art pens, grip pens, 2 new airbrushes, so they should last me at least another decade. I still have the first Intuos3 4x5 that I bought in 2003 or 2004, and it still works perfectly, though its a little beat up. If you want spare pens, better hurry because the law of supply and demand is in effect. the pens cost much more than the tablets right now, and will keep going up in price.