Apple sent out some units of the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to Disney animators for testing out its drawing and palm rejection capabilities. The experience of the Disney animators using the devices were live streamed by Story Artist Jeff Ranjo live through Periscope, along with several images on Twitter.
The Disney team were using a beta version of the drawing app Procreate to draw sketches and an updated version of the popular Paper app by FiftyThree.
Apple brought in some cool new toys. If I could get the artists to put them down then I could get a turn. pic.twitter.com/WpuLHvRSvp
— Paul Hildebrandt (@paulhildebrandt) October 6, 2015
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Got to test drive the #ipadpro and #applepencil today. Drew a quick caricature of #JohnMusker and doing a little shading by angling the stylus- just like a real pencil! Could see potential for storyboarding but that depends on the software. This was drawn in Photoshop Sketch.
Jeff revealed through a series of tweets and Instagram postings that he sees the “potential for storyboarding” on the iPad Pro, but the overall experience depends on the software that is being used. He also praised the palm rejection technology of the tablet and that there was no lag while using the Apple Pencil for shading. In the Periscope video, Jeff says towards the end that the team should order a “bunch of them.”
Late last month, the Pixar team also had the opportunity to try out the iPad Pro, and they praised its palm rejection technology after trying it out.
Apple is expected to launch the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil in November.