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DenisAuermann
Apr 16, 2012, 04:24 PM
Remember the Sketchbook Ink app that was announced with the new iPad? What happened to it? they said they were going to launch it sometime in April but we haven't heard anything yet. It definitively looked promising, specially how beautiful it looked on the retina display



MadGoat
Apr 16, 2012, 05:33 PM
Remember the Sketchbook Ink app that was announced with the new iPad? What happened to it? they said they were going to launch it sometime in April but we haven't heard anything yet. It definitively looked promising, specially how beautiful it looked on the retina display

We're only half way through...

Ask again near the end of the month.

DenisAuermann
Apr 17, 2012, 03:01 AM
Yeah i guess its kind of premature to judge

DS3
Apr 17, 2012, 08:24 PM
Just the nature of the app store not having solid release dates I think. I would like to know if they've submitted it yet though or some more info on the features.. I can't find anything new since the press conference which was cool but not detailed.

Really want to try this app, none of the art apps so far have been quite right for me, this one looks very interesting.

Montag451
Apr 18, 2012, 10:52 PM
Yea, I've been really looking forwarded to this one. Still no word from autodesk. It's still being featured in on there news site.
http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/announcing-sketchbook-ink.html

madpencil
Apr 24, 2012, 05:33 PM
Yeah this same guy said the same thing on another website, Something along the lines of -There's still a few days left in April- or some nonsense, So on April 30th at 11:55 pm he'll say -There's still 5 minutes left? Cmon man! There's nothing worse that people from a respected company announcing a product to be released in April and it doesn't get released. It's terrible marketing and PR.

Also I heard recently that Sketchbook Ink Isn't coming out anytime soon so let's not hold our breath.

madpencil
Apr 25, 2012, 12:58 PM
We're only half way through...

Ask again near the end of the month.

So it's the 25th, what's going on? Are they gonna wait until the 30th? And what about the stories Ive heard about Sketchbook ink coming out in June and nobody's been told this?

madpencil
Apr 26, 2012, 01:12 PM
We're only half way through...

Ask again near the end of the month.

Ok it's near the end of the month, Where's Sketchbook Ink?

Val84
Apr 26, 2012, 05:56 PM
Well-Autodesk is well known for two things: Pretty cool software and lousy communication. Just check their official website and try to find a specific product: maddening...
Regarding Sketchbook Ink: they promised a program/app to work smoothly with Sketchbook Pro for iPad. One is vector based the other pixel based. When you import a sketch from Sketchbook Pro into Ink you'll have a mix. No problem when you don't need High Res. output-but that's what they promised. I am sure they are still deciding weather to implement a render engine for the iPad or an external program for desktop (like the one for the Brushes-App) to get a decent resolution for print.
Anyway- agreed, BAAAD communication from autodesk.....april.....right....

clamping
Apr 29, 2012, 11:40 AM
It's April 29th! Where is this app I've been waiting since I got my iPad!!!!!!

DS3
Apr 29, 2012, 08:29 PM
So its just about the last day of April without a word. I don't understand why devs can't throw out a simple update on their blog.

edit: Woops, posted without seeing someone else bumped it today too. Well, whatever... and what happened to this forum 0.o

c1fra
May 3, 2012, 11:30 AM
No news from Autodesk people? I can't believe that the one of the apps used by Apple as a way to present the iPad 3rd Gen (in all spots and some events) is still this late... and no news from Apple, neither from Autodesk...

luckyw
May 3, 2012, 12:27 PM
Saw this blog post, not posted yet:

http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/announcing-sketchbook-ink.html

madpencil
May 3, 2012, 04:38 PM
Saw this blog post, not posted yet:

http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/announcing-sketchbook-ink.html

-Hi, we're Autodesk and we told Apple to please let us get in on the media hype of the new iPad and they agreed! So we showed up with a non functioning app demonstrated by a fake demo video to make everyone want it!, then we told our demo puppet to say it comes out in April, and to say it in a similar tone as when Steve Jobs would promise things! except Steve Jobs delivered when he promised something. Then when we came back to the office we got yelled at by the programmers because they were nowhere near ready! and then we were told to BS the public with stupid replies like "There's still days left in April" Then we explained to them that we can do whatever we want and that we don't care about pissing people off, they're still going to buy it even if it's a year late, So who cares! And yes we know you guys want the app really bad so here's our latest explanation, SUCK IT! Thanks!

-Not written by Autodesk. Written by a waiting customer who's tired of BS!

notoautodesk
May 4, 2012, 08:48 AM
No reason to get it at all if they lie and keep the real date a secret.
Get Procreate instead! Miles better than anything from autodesk.

calb
May 4, 2012, 12:08 PM
No reason to get it at all if they lie and keep the real date a secret.
Get Procreate instead! Miles better than anything from autodesk.
Procreate is excellent but, while you might choose it over Sketchbook Pro, you wouldn't really get it instead of Sketchbook Ink (vector painting app).

Dark-Romeo
May 5, 2012, 03:09 PM
I'm not Autodesk but this has been copied and pasted from Autodesk:

"Thanks for everyone who has been sending us email and tweets.

We are wrapping up the final details on the app to make sure it is right before we submit it to the App Store. We are getting very close and SketchBook Ink is coming SOON!

Keep an eye on SketchBook News or follow us on Twitter @sketchbookpro, we'll definitely be posting once INK goes live.

Chris"

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 08:02PM by Registered Commenteradsk.chris


As per...
http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/announcing-sketchbook-ink.html
and
https://twitter.com/#!/sketchbookpro

madpencil
May 6, 2012, 01:34 AM
I'm not Autodesk but this has been copied and pasted from Autodesk:

"Thanks for everyone who has been sending us email and tweets.

We are wrapping up the final details on the app to make sure it is right before we submit it to the App Store. We are getting very close and SketchBook Ink is coming SOON!

Keep an eye on SketchBook News or follow us on Twitter @sketchbookpro, we'll definitely be posting once INK goes live.

Chris"

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 08:02PM by Registered Commenteradsk.chris


As per...
http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/announcing-sketchbook-ink.html
and
https://twitter.com/#!/sketchbookpro
Joke!

Dark-Romeo
May 6, 2012, 12:00 PM
Better late than never!

As a professional digital artist Autodesk Sketchbook is invaluable to myself. I mean look what I did in an hour with Sketchbook Pro!

Can't wait for ink! ;)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AKLoywRMq2M/T6atYP32l3I/AAAAAAAAAB8/UoJ550RIxk0/s640/soldier.png

madpencil
May 6, 2012, 12:13 PM
Better late than never!

As a professional digital artist Autodesk Sketchbook is invaluable to myself. I mean look what I did in an hour with Sketchbook Pro!

Can't wait for ink! ;)

Image (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AKLoywRMq2M/T6atYP32l3I/AAAAAAAAAB8/UoJ550RIxk0/s640/soldier.png)
As far as "Better late than never" is concerned I disagree, I've been earning a living from drawing for over a decade and I've lost interest in Sketchbook ink, Adobe ideas is perfect. All sketchbook pro produces is blurry messes!

dbrewer80221
May 6, 2012, 04:26 PM
And now, their website says, "Coming later this spring." If it's not out by the end of June, I suggest we all start looking for something different.

I can't believe Apple would demo the iPad with an app that wasn't nearly ready to go. At least with other companies, they've give solid (and quick) release dates for the apps they demonstrated. Sketchbook FAIL. :mad:

madpencil
May 7, 2012, 12:05 AM
I'd suggest we all write to apple and complain to them for allowing those hacks to get on stage and boast about junk they can't make work on time. That way they'll reconsider letting just any idiot without integrity get on stage and demo a fake app, I love Apple and Autodesk doesn't belong in their category of respect and reliability enough to share a stage!

madpencil
May 7, 2012, 12:23 AM
Write an email to tcook@apple.com and let's all tell him of Autodesk's shameful false advertisement and who knows maybe he'll light a fire under those slackers! I'm doing it!

MR.BUTTON
May 8, 2012, 06:24 AM
Write an email to tcook@apple.com and let's all tell him of Autodesk's shameful false advertisement and who knows maybe he'll light a fire under those slackers! I'm doing it!
Are you really going to do this?post if Tim writes back;)

madpencil
May 8, 2012, 06:15 PM
Are you really going to do this?post if Tim writes back;)

Yes, I'll post it if he replies. I wrote the email two days ago so we'll see. I'm sure it'll go into a junk mail folder or something. Whatever I still need to voice my opinion on garbage like that.

Val84
May 8, 2012, 06:30 PM
When autodesk started with apps for mobile devices, especially Sketchbook they got more customers than in the 29 years before -ALLTOGETHER!! They finally decided to build a special unit, only for mobile devices. Sounded all pretty cool until the new iPad release with the mouthwatering presentation of Sketchbook Ink...which didn't turn up in April as promised and zero information on the official homepage. Apart from some new promises on Twitter (see earlier posted links above) about it coming soon and again ZERO information.

Guys, that's lousy. WAKE UP!!! Inkpad and Paintbook are not bad at all when it comes to vectors and though we all might like your product too you are losing your customers faith BIGTIME. Hope the thing comes before X-mas, for my springsketches it's already way too late.

Wyattbeazer
May 15, 2012, 12:11 PM
I just got this email reply from autodesk today.

Thank you for contacting Autodesk. We apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry.. Unfortunately, we do not have a tentative release date for Sketchbook Ink at this time.


Yikes.

madpencil
May 21, 2012, 03:59 PM
Hey I heard that they'll probably have to shut down Sketchbook Ink because they cant get Apple to approve it because it doesn't work as demonstrated during the iPad event. Ha ha ha man this is just getting better and better.

Poppysdad1
May 22, 2012, 03:45 AM
I found a blog entry on the Sketchbook website as follows:

"Along with SketchBook Pro, the Stuff editors also gave a shout out to the upcoming SketchBook Ink app, which is quite timely... with Ink already submitted to the App Store, it is literally the final countdown before launching!"

Hopefully it's true

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The link for the quote is here:
http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/month/may-2012

Seems this was written on the 19th May so maybe we'll see it this Thursday.

DS3
May 24, 2012, 12:47 AM
Dear god, its actually out.
And only $2 as an intro price. Downloading now.

edit: Well, first impressions is that $2 is about all it should be. Its definitely a complimentary app and not a fully featured vector art tool. There are no layers beyond a background image I cant seem to even position, you can't control any lines after drawing them, the export is only a .png so you can't edit it as a vector on the pc like you can with various other apps, no features like mirroring or anything, etc. It does have a decent palette though.

Some of the brushes are pretty nice, but some of them feel unresponsive and none of them amazing or anything. None of them have the nice line smoothing of something like "paper", which I figured would be an option you could adjust.

So right now I'm not very impressed, though thats just experimenting for 5 minutes. Im sure patient use of it will produce some great results as most art apps can, there are some nice looking example pics, I just question if I'd want to spend that time in this app over another. Hopefully it gets nice updates.

But yeah, need to try really making something with it now to give it a full shot.

edit 2: After playing with it more, I have to say this is probably the most disappointed I've been with an app. Autodesk is such a large name in the graphics industry, the thought of them releasing a vector app with natural ink lines was exciting. It is such a pain to try to work around the lack of layers, and I am getting a lot of glitchy looking ink flow and its not as smooth as you'd expect on the iPad 3. Im sure people more skilled than I will be able to produce some cool stuff with it, but for me right now its a gimmick app and nothing more. Hopefully it sees a lot of updates.

SYale
May 24, 2012, 10:42 AM
Dear god, its actually out.
And only $2 as an intro price. Downloading now.

edit: Well, first impressions is that $2 is about all it should be. Its definitely a complimentary app and not a fully featured vector art tool. There are no layers beyond a background image I cant seem to even position, you can't control any lines after drawing them, the export is only a .png so you can't edit it as a vector on the pc like you can with various other apps, no features like mirroring or anything, etc. It does have a decent palette though.

Some of the brushes are pretty nice, but some of them feel unresponsive and none of them amazing or anything. None of them have the nice line smoothing of something like "paper", which I figured would be an option you could adjust.

So right now I'm not very impressed, though thats just experimenting for 5 minutes. Im sure patient use of it will produce some great results as most art apps can, there are some nice looking example pics, I just question if I'd want to spend that time in this app over another. Hopefully it gets nice updates.

But yeah, need to try really making something with it now to give it a full shot.

edit 2: After playing with it more, I have to say this is probably the most disappointed I've been with an app. Autodesk is such a large name in the graphics industry, the thought of them releasing a vector app with natural ink lines was exciting. It is such a pain to try to work around the lack of layers, and I am getting a lot of glitchy looking ink flow and its not as smooth as you'd expect on the iPad 3. Im sure people more skilled than I will be able to produce some cool stuff with it, but for me right now its a gimmick app and nothing more. Hopefully it sees a lot of updates.
Do you think since it's pretty cheap right now ("Intro Price"), I should get it and hope for updates based on user experience in the near future? Or is it a pass?

Ashwood11
May 24, 2012, 04:52 PM
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/24/autodesk-releases-sketchbook-ink-ipad-drawing-app-demod-at-new-ipad-launch/