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THIS WILL ONLY WORK ON THE SAMSUNG SERIES 7 SLATE AND ASUS EP121 SLATE.

EDIT: There's some report that ArtDock may not work well with Windows 8. Specifically, the touch on/off doesn't work unless you reboot. There's also a report that it stops working after a touch screen firmware upgrade. Use as your own risk. I don't have Win8 so I can't test this out yet.

This script base on the original RawInputControlTest.ahk found at:
[link]

And on adjustments made by tbaldree at:
[link]

This dock support Photoshop, SketchBook Pro, Paint Tool Sai, MyPaint, ZBrush, Maya, Topogun, Silo and 3DS Max.

Click on Download to try out the script. You'll need to install Autohokey for it to work.

You can find Autohokey at:
[link]

Use version "Installer for AutoHotkey_L" and install as 64-bit.

For the Samsung Series 7 Slate run file"ArtDock.ahk"

For the Asus EP121 Slate run file "ArtDock_EP121.ahk".

I been looking for a mobile ZBrush solution for years now and finally found it in the Samsung Series 7 Slate. It's awesome! I been playing with it for the last few months and probably sold about 20 of these just by showing it around. About 12 of them being my coworkers at Naughty Dog. But there was one big problem: Hotkeys. ZBrush and several art programs requires them and carrying around keyboards and other devices didn't make them truly portable. This is when we stumble across the original virtual hotkey script. It was almost perfect being able to touch the sceen for hotkeys while using the stylus.

At first I was only going to customized it for my personal use with ZBrush but having had convinced several people in buying this Slate, I felt a bit obligated to extend it to other art programs. So I dusted off what little programming I knew and started learning Autohokey scripting. Using some of my coworkers as QA, I think I have a pretty good script that eliminates a need for a keyboard attachment.

New things I've added is a Menu system for going between different art scripts, a horizontal slider button, a vertical slider button with delay (so toggle keys are sent one at a time), a helper dock for multiple docks in portrait view, and an appdock for extra docks to load up such as the Number Pad.

*Update: There's some confusion on the blue buttons. They all can be single tap in addition to flick/sliding. The flick types are light blue and now the sliding type are dark blue.

*Update: Asus EP121 Slate is now supported.

*Update: Silo and 3DS Max are now supported. Included instructions on how to edit MenuDock.
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joneshenry72 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  New Deviant
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RaymondBui Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It error,help me,i ussing Samsung Series 7 Slate.i use Zbrush,3DS,PS...
Thanks
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RaymondBui Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SAMSUNG SERIES 7 SLATE not used,help me
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rodobor Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Hi buddy,
first of all thanks a lot for this.

Second, I've got a Samsung Slate 7 with windows 8.1 on it. Everything installs and runs smoothly but when Zbrush is on the artdock won't "receive" my fingers and if I go over it with the stylus it'll disappear and then reappear.

If I iconize Zbrush the artdock will work.

Any clue?

Thanks!
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T-Eight Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey buddy,

wow that would save a lot of time while I'm working on my SurfacePro but I have a lil problem to run that program.

I downloaded AutoHotKey and also the ArtDock file on the SurfaceProArtist website here:
surfaceproartist.com/blog/2013…

also followed the step-by-step installation text BUT it didn't work on my Surface! :(

I run AutoHotKey and also created a shortcut of the ArtDock.bat file on my desktop
BUT whenever I dobbleclick on the bat file it just opens the text editor and show me the code and now visual station etc.

maybe I'll forgot to do a step or somethin'?!
well I really like to use that tool but after a few days of trying a lot of steps I'm out of ideas now... maybe someone of u guys could help me?!

thx a lot...
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T-Eight Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh and should mention I like to use ArtDock for 3dsMax and Krita.
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
:love: +
3d coat will support??? ^_^
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Paleclaw Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this. It's been a lifesaver since I got a Slate 7. Any chance of you posting the .psd's, or whatever you used for the icons on the buttons icons? I know that the button backgrounds are already included, but making custom buttons would be much easier if we could use the icons you already made. If not, I'd understand.

Also, I made a makeshift dock for Krita out of the buttons included, and I'd like to share it for other Krita users, but I'm not sure where I should post it, if at all. How would you prefer I did it?
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digitalkro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hey i also have a slate 7 is there anyway that you can help me step this up.
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Paleclaw Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
What do you mean?
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rooz3d Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
also very promising 
zbrush Voice Activated Commands to your keyboard keys
by TheEZhexagon
www.youtube.com/watch?v=89c5Rx…
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rooz3d Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am also experimenting with eye tracking and speech commands to control zbrush with my SP3
I ll post the results later

type without keyboard
windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wi…

Eyetracking
www.tobiiati-webshop.com/produ…
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rooz3d Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Another solution for iOS users is to use keypad pro App as the keys works with SurfacePro 3  (SP3)
see videos for KeyPad Plus Setup for Windows using TightVNC
vimeo.com/channels/keypad/3829…
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Jhill161 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
anyone know how to get the brush size slider to work on slate? it doesnt work for me
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titan-kaose Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi  this idea is awsome i simply love it ,but dose this work on serface pro 1 ,and if not do you think you can set it up so it can .also be useful for other programs like manga studio ex 5 . heh this as an app on the windows store would be awsome :3 
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bartzis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I've been using this for over a year.
Probably the best piece of software I have on the Samsung Slate.
Cheers.
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kozak79 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is invaluable. Thank you! I made a Surface Pro version (1920x1080). It can be downloaded from surfaceproartist.com/blog/2013…
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kozak79 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is pretty amazing. I made a Surface Pro (1920x1080) version and it's over at surfaceproartist.com. 
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Bokstas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
How to make script work, so that Photoshop could open maximized next to this toolbar rather then beeing hiden behind of it?
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:iconbartzis:
bartzis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I usually just open PhotoShop in window mode, and then resize it to fit just outside of the ArtDock.
Also, it disappears once the pen hovers over it. If you dont mind having it in the way, it is workable but it just takes some time to get used to it.
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timelover Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Guys, Will this work on a surface pro?
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TToMMaa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Hi, First I Wold like to thank you for the effort, but sadly its not working for me :(
I have Fujitsu T902 Tablet PC and touch over the bar does not work. I found hardware information sent via the touch using AHKHID script, but how to create a new HW profile?
Thanks!
Tom
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Tekn0z Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Did you figure out how to get this to work??
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guai33333 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
my device is lenovo x201 tablet has a major issue with running artdock .
this is my symptom.

simply, 
1. it respond to my finger when digitizer is not active on my screen.
2. it doesn't respond to my finger when digitizer is active on my screen.
while digitizer is working condition, artdock panel supported to be respond to my finger.
that's what this app meant to be. I remember that it works very properly with samsung slate 7.
now I sold it for x201t and very frustrating.
anyone has solution about above, please inform me of how to shoot this so that I can use artdock on my x201t
like on S7S.
FYI wacom driver version is 7.0.2-29 downloaded from lenovo official.
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bfpretz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now that I've fallen love with this, has anybody added support for ArtRage in their editing of the files? I have no idea how to do it myself. Any help would be appreciated!
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bfpretz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tip for any Win7 users (may work with win8, not sure). If you search your comp for "touch" you can get these results: "Pen and Touch" or "Change touch input Settings" Either of these options gets you to the PEN AND TOUCH settings window. Under the TOUCH tab there's a check box for "Use your finger as an input device". This is a great way to toggle on and off the finger input so you only use stylus (helps ENORMOUSLY with avoiding palm inputting accidentally). The great thing is that Artdock STILL WORKS with finger input. BRILLIANT!!!!

Unfortunatley I'm not smart enough to figure out how to make this toggle a shortcut, but you can make a shortcut to the "Pen and Touch" window. To do this go to Control Panel, make sure you're viewing as small or large icons. Right click "Pen and Touch" and select create shortcut. There should now be a shortcut on your desktop.

Hopefully this helps all you as much as it helped me. :)
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bfpretz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
First off, Thanks! This script came highly recommended from multiple blogs and random google searches.

Now I highly suggest that this information be included in the default info above (I had to search through 7 or 8 pages of commets to find it). It was exactly my problem with my Brand new Asus ep121. The initial install of windows 7 had scaling set to 125% and I didn't know.

Do you have font scaling 125% on? If you do, "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" needs to be check.

Open Control Panel and double click on "Display". (When Control Panel is in View by: Small icon)

Click on "Set custom text size (DPI) and make sure "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling is checked".

If this doesn't work try setting font size to 100%.
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Oh yeah, after checking the"Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" box, make sure to click on apply and restart your system.
 
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Biglines Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Is there some way to make the art dock work with a 125% scaling? ive got it set to xp style scaling, but when i press a button it selects a button 125% lower? (it's no option for me to go down to 100% scaling, because that's simply unusable on the ativ 700t
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bfpretz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bump. I much prefer the 125% since working with touch, I find it hard to hit precisely with my finger tip in normal everyday use. And switching between 100% and 125% every time I want to use PS isn't practical.
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Enessis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if this will be helpful still, but all you need to do is add this:

Gui -DPIScale

to your AutoHotkey file for ArtDock (let's say after 'Process (...)').
It will stop resizing the GUI, whie everything else is still at 125% through Windows settings.
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EqualsN Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to say a humongous THANK YOU!
=chemb0t sold me on the Samsung Slate (Actually, he sold me HIS old Samsung Slate! Upon getting a new one)

The unit is virtually unusable without this incredible utility and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for programming this and releasing it publicly. Great work!
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Guro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So sad.. but ArtDock (AutoHotKey) still doesn't work with Windows8 Atom tablet...
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dron1983 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Привет.
У меня  Samsung Ativ Smart pc Pro облегченный на Pentium 875. Этот Артдок тоже не работал, но после того, как я его совместил с другим (уже не помню с каким) заработал. Посмотри, может поможет. yadi.sk/d/rW8o3ZogFcoF3
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Zhuohan Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
That`s great! I love it very much. But I have some problem。 My tablet PC is Microsoft:surface pro(I can use your buttons).But because the reasons for the software, I can`t use PHOTOSHOP now. Can you make a set of buttons for Illuststudio?
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reikaidemon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Hi, can you make a set of buttons for toonboom?
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tanarkoburger Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I bought an Asus-B-121 today, not EP-121.
Can i use it with B-121?
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TheWalkingGhost Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you get the chance could you please port for the Lenovo x230T or point me in the direction of where to look to alter the code?
Cheers.
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polygonmasher Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Forget it I see it again now. Great script thanks.
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polygonmasher Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
is it me or has the download button gone?
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leee666jack Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ArtDock also works on the right hand?
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leee666jack Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ArtDock also works on the right hand?
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Heyya. Just wanted to thank you for making this, and also let you know that I made a modified version of your ArtDock for the surface pro.

Here's the link:
[link]

It's really just a hacked up version of your original script.

Is that ok of I share my personal version of your ArtDock on the forum? If not just let me know and I'll take it down.

Thanks again for this fantastic tool :D
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zacly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
any reason the undo doesnt work in illustrator. it seems like the program ignores the ctrl command and just sees the ''z'' press. which switches to zoom
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timelover Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Hi there!

Since you are the creator, I think my question goes to you! hah

Is there a way to make this dock work with a regular windows 7 pc?

I find the shortcuts very useful! I dont have to press buttons for them, just click over with the stylus!

Thanks!
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DonovanGonzalez Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Oops sorry i ment to ask can you add support for google sketchup? Im willing to make the icons if that helps.
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DonovanGonzalez Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey, thanks again for this anyway you can add support for sketchup? im on the EP121 and use the lefty alternative of this app.
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Pymous Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Some news or tips about using Artdock with Windows 8?
I am still on Windows 7 just because of it ^^
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zacly Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
[link]

this fixes the win 8 touch issue. Only use this program to turn touch on and off. Do not use the artdock to turn touch on and off... if you do, you will need to restart. I pinned this to the taskbar so i can easily enable or disable touch
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