• Testing the Wacom Radial Menu in Manga Studio 5
  • Posted on March 16, 2014
  • I’m testing the Wacom Radial Menu because I want to be able to work Full Screen (or as near as possible) when drawing and still have fast access to a few tools without bringing the GUI back or having to try finding a key or two on the tablet or keyboard. As of now I’m using one of the side buttons on my pen and the top key on the tablet. Pretty easy to find when concentrating on the Monitor.

    What is so awesome with the concept of a Radial Menu is to have a Pie Menu open up around the Pointer which makes it fast and easy to press one of the buttons. No Pointer traveling on the Monitor to press a button with other words. Granted, I’m a Wacom Intuos 4 user, so I might not have the most new or cool version of the Wacom Radial Menu. But any software coder/developer could make their own stand alone or Software included Radial Menu.

    Things I would like to see in a Radial Menu

    • It would be nice to be able to add Icons or Software Icons to the Labels so it would be more easy to tell the functions of the buttons. If not Software Icons, maybe small images that shows the functions of the buttons.
    • It would be nice to be able to change color, size and text size of the menu.
    • Maybe some buttons that are used less often could be grouped closer giving space for more used buttons.

     Is there any stand alone Radial menus out there?

    I have not found any yet or a Drawing/Painting software that uses it’s own. If any out there knows anything, please tell. 🙂

    Will Manga Studio ever really go Full Screen?