Hey guys! I recently got into animating in Maya about 3 months ago, since then, I have been learning the software in my spare time through books and forums.
I have read from multiple sources that say it is much easier to animate using a wacom tablet. Now, my question to you guys is, which one would best fit my needs? I have around $250 to spend, and I have no idea which one to get. I really am not sure if I would prefer a small, medium, or large, either. A medium sounds ideal, but I'm not sure.
One thing that is really important to me are the Express Keys featured on the sides. I feel like it would speed up my workflow, and without them, there is no point of having a tablet then because I would spend a significant amount of my time moving aside the tablet to hold down alt, shift, and other keys to pan and such.
UPDATE: I've been doing a bit of research, and I found this Wacom Intuos 5 for $136
Apparently, there aren't many differences between this and the Wacom Intuos Pro Line, which is $226, a significant price increase.
What do you guys think?