Above: Artist sketching using multi-touch, to zoom into details. Check out video here
Do you need to sketch on the move or jot some notes down, in a natural and unobtrusive way? Autodesk have just announced and released a mobile version (iPod Touch and iPhone) of their dedicated sketching software, Sketchbook Pro 2010. While the mobile version doesn’t feature all the features present in the desktop version, it still features a gesture based interface, layers, a variety of soft, and hard brushes, pencils, photo import, texture brushes, airbrushes, and custom colour palettes. Also the application is built around multi-touch, you can zoom, crop, rotate, etc with multiple fingers. Check out full feature list here. Or a video showing some of the features here. Keep on reading for my thoughts on the PC version, and why I think this application has something to do with the highly rumoured Apple Tablet.
Update: Check out this leaked concept video for Microsoft’s own tablet