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ArtDock by Konartist3D ArtDock by Konartist3D

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:

And on adjustments made by tbaldree at:

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:

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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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
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 
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.
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…
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 
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?
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.
timelover Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Guys, Will this work on a surface pro?
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?
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