Hi, i’m Andi. i’m visual effect artist for movies.
one of my showreel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCxj0cLbzfo
i found the EVE from youtube couple days ago. Actually that day i was trying to find the review of surface pro 2017 and accidentally found eve. My concern here is of course it’s related to my vfx job. For regular work (browsing/email etc) , i already have a small cheap hybrid tablet (i use chuwi hi10 pro which is cheap and so far it’s fine for basic work, and it’s dual OS where i can switch between windows 10 and android . Link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT8KDymW0bc ).
Back to my expectation to use it to help me in my vfx work, i know i can’t compare laptop/tablet power to super highed pc. But this is great as it has thunderbolt 3 port , so i may think i can connect to external GPU power or maybe connect to super fast RAID HDD such as pegasus/areca/g-speed via that thunderbolt 3. I don’t think the surface pro has it. Again i may not force it to do such a hardcore vfx works. But as the support for doing small lighter vfx work like rotoscoping etc , it should be more than enough. Many of my vfx assistant doing rotoscoping using generic laptop and got no problem. My biggest concern here is the pressure sensitivity. As in my vfx work, i do a lot of digital 2d and 3d painting etc. The new surface pro has improved the pen , so it has great level of sensitivity and the major new upgrade is their pen can be tilt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRXF4jM7H6E
Here’s some example how the designer/3d artist/editor use surface pro :
so overall, i hope there will be a designer version of EVE with more muscle. The most important thing for me right now is to upgrade the capability of the pen.