A couple of days ago the Pixar development team had the opportunity to get their hands on the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. Now the Disney design team has spent a day testing the latest Apple tablet with a 12.9 inch screen to draw some of the most classic characters, like Olaf from Frozen or Mickey Mouse.
The American company decided to send some test units of the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to Disney’s facilities so that some of their artists could try out the great possibilities offered by the new tablet themselves. And they seem to have been delighted, both with the 12.9-inch tablet and the stylus.
And it seems that the tests went quite well and that the iPad Pro caused a sensation at Disney , as the product manager Paul Hildebrandt has commented that they will ask a lot in a stream they did through Periscope showing the device. We tell you more details about it below.
In a separate stream also made through Periscope, Disney animators Jeff Ranjo and Jeremy Spears use the iPad Pro to make a caricature of each other. The Disney design team tested the iPad Pro with illustration applications such as Pro Create or the popular FiftyThree Paper , which are already fully optimized for the tablet and the Apple Pencil.
As you can see in the images that accompany this news, several Disney designers appear making some sketches of characters like the endearing snowman Olaf from Frozen, to Mickey Mouse and a Tiki man. Also, if you want you can watch again Paul Hildebrandt’s Periscope stream trying the iPad Pro, as well as the other stream where Jeff Ranjo and Jeremy Spears draw a caricature of each other.
There is no doubt about the great qualities of these artists, who were able to see for themselves the possibilities of the iPad Pro when it comes to drawing. And apparently they were quite surprised by the capabilities of Apple’s new 12.9-inch tablet .
For example, storyboard artist Jeff Ranjo said he was very impressed with the response on the iPad Pro screen. In particular, the fact that he is not affected by the palm rest and that he can even zoom in on the drawing he is doing.
The iPad Pro doesn’t have a release date set yet, but is expected to arrive next November . What do you think of the iPad Pro? Are you planning to get one?