We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pencil.

We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pencil.

Postby solvency » Fri May 24, 2019 2:58 am

We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pencil.

I use ipad pro 2nd with Apple pencil.

FD supports only finer drawing.
Apple pencil is recognized as finger touch and drawing with FD app.

We hope FD supports a delicate apple pencil drawing and handwriting ink.

Apple pencil handwriting will be very useful with Education App (such as a FD)

It amazes me that FD don't make use of Apple pencil handwriting since 2014
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Re: We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pen

Postby Ernie » Fri May 24, 2019 4:23 am

Hi. I don't understand what extra functionality you are looking for.

The pencil should work just like a finger, correct?
One possible problem is that I don't have any palm rejection logic. This is something I need to look into.

Do you want ink that is more expressive, instead of just a solid flat line of equal width? In this case, I don't plan on adding anything fancy like this at this time. My focus is not drawing. I've have some basic drawing feature in the app, but if you need more, you'll need to use another app to make your drawings.

I can consider improving my drawing in small ways, if I understand better what the problem is.
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Re: We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pen

Postby mt20 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:16 am

i was wondering if we can get a palm rejection feature. when using apple pencil sometimes it causes significant lag. thanks

murat

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Re: We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pen

Postby Ernie » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:29 pm

Murat,

The iPad should have some built-in palm rejection. I would not be able to add my own palm rejection logic due to complexity, I believe. I don't know what I can really do. I probably won't be improving my drawing code in any way in the near future due to other priorities.
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Re: We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pen

Postby mt20 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:03 am

Thanks Ernie,

it's not a big of a deal.

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Re: We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pen

Postby Andreas » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:35 am

Hi!

The pencil functions could be improved a lot by using PencilKit. My understanding is that using it gives you the same great pens as in the internal graphics editor.
I assume it comes with palm rejection too.

Best regards,
Andreas

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Re: We hope that FD supports drawing function with Apple pen

Postby Ernie » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:34 am

Hi Andreas,

I wasn't aware of the new PencilKit api. Thanks for letting me know. I likely won't get to this anytime soon, but I should eventually move my drawing code to use this, so I will add it to my to do list.

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