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Thread: Support for 3D Connexion devices

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
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    Support for 3D Connexion devices

    3Dconnexion devices allow me to work with BOTH HANDS.
    I use my 3Dconnexion Space Navigator to zoom and pan with my left hand while I draw with the right hand.

    This works in Sketchup, Photoshop and others.

    Please add support for these devices ASAP.

    Thanks very much.


    P.S: I'm posting this from my smartphone. When I posted from my computer it said my IP address had been block and to contact the administrator. When I do so, I get the SAME MESSAGE.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
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    New Zealand
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    As noted in my reply to your emails to our support address, you should be able to access the forums from your computer now.

    We have no plans to add specific support for this device - If the device supports standard input models and can simulate key events then you should be able to set shortcuts up in ArtRage to respond to those key events. If it uses proprietary drivers we will most likely not be adding support.
    Matt
    ArtRage UI
    Ambient Design.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
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    Adding 3D Connection Support

    If you have not noticed, 3D connection has added a new, experimental driver that you can download for free that allows you to map your space navigator to any software. You can map various mouse, keyboard, and macro commands to the various buttons and axes on your 3d connections controller. You can set up some very useful work profiles that greatly speed and smooth workflow. You can currently map zooming along with a number of other Artrage functions to your space navigator. You can actually map rotation as well but it currently does not work well due to the mouse cursor wandering off the Artrage window and stalling rotation.

    While Ambient has clearly stated that they do not plan to add any specific support for this device it would be very, very useful and appreciated if they would add keyboard shortcut access to incremental canvas rotation and canvas panning to match the access given to canvas zooming. It would also be equally useful to give access to keyboard bindings for user generated scripts. Such access would be very helpful for configuring a number of different input devices including Wacom tablet buttons, pen buttons, 2D mice, and 3D mice which are all a part of many users' toolboxes. Any consideration of this request is much appreciated.

    This software rocks the house!

    Link to driver and driver description: 3dconnexion.com/supported-software/anywhere.html
    Last edited by Mgilbride; 07-30-2011 at 04:00 AM.

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