Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I just got a Nexus 7. Since I'm currently learning 3ds Max, I was wondering, can I use this tablet as an input device for 3ds Max? I would like to be able to use it with a pen to draw and animate my models.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The Nexus 7 has a capacitive touch screen and doesn't have a digitizer - so it only can use a stylus instead of a digital pen. The accuracy of a stylus is worse than of a digital pen - it can't for example distinguish pressure levels.

Using a touch screen of an Android device as a mouse is possible, for example by installing andromouse or remotedroid on both the device and PC. You can then use WiFi or Bluetooth for communication.

This will not work as a fully featured graphics tablet though - think of it like a touchpad in a laptop.

share|improve this answer

You could use your Android device as a touchpad for PC/Mac. Search Android market for "Touchpad", there are several applications available. This being said, a dedicated real hardware touchpad with a pressure-sensitive stylus will work much better.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.