Adobe Unveils 'Mighty' Cloud Pen and 'Napoleon' Digital Ruler [Video]

Adobe Unveils 'Mighty' Cloud Pen and 'Napoleon' Digital Ruler [Video]

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Alongside its upcoming Creative Cloud suite, Adobe today unveiled 'Mighty', a cloud pen, and 'Napoleon', a digital ruler.

Michael Gough, VP of Experience Design at Adobe, details the new product projects.

Mighty is pressure sensitive, which helps it draw a natural and expressive line. It is also connected to the Creative Cloud through the software and a local Bluetooth LE connection. We have used this connection to pull up Kuler themes and enable a “cloud clipboard” which gives you access to assets you have saved to the cloud for reuse. Mighty was created with the help of Ammunition, the industrial design firm founded by Robert Brunner. They landed on a three-sided, twisted form that is inspired by the ergonomics of holding a pen.
Adobe Unveils 'Mighty' Cloud Pen and 'Napoleon' Digital Ruler [Video]

Our second exploration, code named Napoleon is complementary to Mighty. This digital ruler is designed to bring back some of the feeling of drawing with analog tools like the t-square and triangle. Adobe has been talking about building a physical drawing aid like this ever since we built our first digital drafting table, almost two years ago....Our little ruler (Napoleon, get it?) creates a digitally projected edge that you can use to accurately draw shapes and lines. It just feels right. We are looking at a lot of potential features for Napoleon, but a favorite of mine is snapping to vanishing points. Imagine how easy it will be to sketch in perspective, when you can use the ruler to quickly create and then snap to perspective vanishing points that are well off screen.
Adobe Unveils 'Mighty' Cloud Pen and 'Napoleon' Digital Ruler [Video]

Check out the video below to see Mighty and Napolean demonstrated. One of the cool features is the companion application for iPad that lets you draw with the pen and erase with your finger. A single tap will undo and a double tap will redo. A button at the end of the pen gives you access to your drawing tools via an onscreen menu.

No word yet on when Mighty and Napolean will be ready for release.

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Adobe Unveils 'Mighty' Cloud Pen and 'Napoleon' Digital Ruler [Video]

ElderTechTutor - May 15, 2013 at 5:53am
Nice development and probably the start of a new class of tools. Using Voice commands for colors, shapes, cut, paste, erase, redo, undo, resize, aspect, and additional features would allow new features additions flexibility in software and not require hardware changes , One of my devices is the 7" HTC Flyer with Pen which got stuck in Honeycomb. Do you need a beta tester?
Thoune - May 13, 2013 at 12:29am
Lots of things need to be added such as the curve size should be realizable. Pen and Ruler are clumsy; need to be smaller.
Simon - May 7, 2013 at 2:43am
Let me guess. They won't sell you the pen and ruler. They will lease it to you for $5000 a month. Wouldn't really surprise me at this point.
Gill - May 7, 2013 at 1:10am
Pen and paper and ruler only costs 99 cents each at the dollartree. Just fyi..