Tech Preview: Multi-Touch Mudbox with the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch

Posted by Craig Barr, 10 July 2012 3:27 pm

This video gives a “glimpse” into a preview of technology that Research and Development is playing around with here at Autodesk. First of all, I have to say that the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD (yes…up to 1920X1200!) with Multi-Touch is really, really, really nice. The screen allows the use of 10 digits, opening up a whole world of possibilities for touch-compatible software. The screen also offers 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity for the pen tip (and eraser) and is also capable of detecting pen tilt. In this video you see the interaction between my left hand on-screen, using gestures to manipulate the model, and my right hand using the pen for sculpting and painting. The gestures within the tech-preview build of the multi-touch capable Mudbox, are very fluid, quick and easy to use. I find the use of the display while creating in Mudbox feels very natural. It’s quite nice to tumble, zoom, etc. around with one hand and sculpt and paint with the other. For more information about the Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch……click here .



Posted 10 July 2012 5:54 pm

Please don't multi-touch me.


Posted 10 July 2012 6:01 pm

i would like to see that on max.


Posted 11 July 2012 3:40 am

/tremble at its awesome power

Schwatever, I'll wait until next quarter when they team up with Microsoft for a Cintiq Surface. Better have a footpad for 20 digit gestures or I'm saving my money for a house.

Craig Barr

Posted 11 July 2012 1:14 pm

@STLR - AH! Cintiq? is that YOU?

Joseph Horvath

Posted 11 July 2012 4:24 pm

Love it!


Posted 13 July 2012 3:05 am

Very cool stuff. Who is the artist that made the model/textures for this demo? Please let them know great work! I really love the character.

Craig Barr

Posted 16 July 2012 8:46 pm

@nickzucc - Richard and crew over at are the guys building some very cool stuff!


Posted 26 July 2012 4:26 am

Hi, I own a intuos 5 multi-touch. But I cant seems to get the the touch settings to work like how you did in the video.
Was wondering what are the settings you did for your demo?


Craig Barr

Posted 27 July 2012 1:58 pm

@Artisan - as stated in the video, this is only a technology preview of research with Mudbox. This version of Mudbox with Multi-Touch capability is not currently available.


Posted 10 October 2012 5:03 am

Ahh man.. I actually got a cintiq touch! Do you think the tech will be available for max soon? Right now I'm customizing the gestures but its kinda limited. Any help? Your control is much more precise.

Craig Barr

Posted 10 October 2012 2:26 pm

@iancamarillo - nice score on the Touch! Re: Max, unfortunately, I can't comment on that, really. The Mudbox version I am using there is a "Technology Preview", so all of this is a research-in-progress. All of the research we do for new ways of working with one product can certainly carry over to others.


Posted 10 November 2012 9:55 am

It seems great with multi touch. please can you tell me if I can customize the interface....i.e. I want the 3D view only on my Cintiq and resting all the stuff on my other display and also I need to save that customization for my future use....?

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