SpaceNavigator 3D Connexion & Blender 2.5 ?

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mooncaine
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Space Navigator working in 2.5 yet?

Postby mooncaine » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:39 am

I'm very excited and pleased with the 2.5 beta, and really hoping to see Space Navigator supported in it.

Any news on that, anyone?

:?:

Navigator
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Postby Navigator » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:50 pm

Hy Guys!

I just got an email from 3Dconnexion. They told me that they don't develop plugins for blender anymore, because the "Blender-guys" implement the plugins (from V 2.5x) alone.

So I'm waiting for a newer version of Blender 2.5x (later than 2.54 beta).

Does anyone know what's going on right know?
Date for new version?
Support for SpaceNavigator in Blender 2.54?

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Postby stiv » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:41 pm

The people at 3dConnexion were very helpful developing the plugin for Blender 2.4x and even provided a programmer to work with us. Sorry I do not have his name at the moment to give him credit.

Blender 2.5x is still under development. Focus right now is restoring all old features and bug-fixing. A huge amount of progress has been made. Next goal is to make the UI functional again.

I don't know of anyone working on Space Navigator support at the moment, but when we get there, I'm sure we can get the assistance we need from 3dConnexion.

mooncaine
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Postby mooncaine » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:04 pm

Thank you, Navigator and stiv. I'm eager to see that happen, because I am so loving the new blender interface. I'm crazy about it. Love it.

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Postby Tehrasha » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:55 am

Eagerly awaiting the re-implimentation of the 3D mouse.
I think that is the only thing keeping me from moving over to 2.5x.
Working without the Navigator feels like having an arm tied behind my back.

Navigator
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Postby Navigator » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:01 am

well, the new features in 2.5x are really cool! (solidify, ...)
test it! it's really cool!

on graphicall.org is nearly every day a new version of blender 2.5x.
so hopefully in one of the next the plugin for the SpaceNavigator :)

keep crossing fingers!!! :)

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Postby stiv » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:13 am

Just to keep the fires burning...

A free, compatible alternative for 3Dconnexion's 3D input device drivers and SDK:

http://spacenav.sourceforge.net/

Jessy
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Postby Jessy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:17 am

Tehrasha wrote:Eagerly awaiting the re-implimentation of the 3D mouse.
I think that is the only thing keeping me from moving over to 2.5x.
Working without the Navigator feels like having an arm tied behind my back.

QFT. 2.5 has been Hell for me: I want to use it, but I can't do it without a proper input device for 3D navigation. Should have been no beta until SpaceNavigator worked. :?

rainChu
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Postby rainChu » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:20 pm

2.55 and still no 6dof support? Man, this is bad. I really hope it's returned to blender by release. I can wait, but I can't do without.

Tehrasha wrote:Eagerly awaiting the re-implimentation of the 3D mouse.
I think that is the only thing keeping me from moving over to 2.5x.
Working without the Navigator feels like having an arm tied behind my back.

Same here, same here. After I've spent all these hours zipping around 3d space like there's no tomorrow, it would be a major annoyance to use "click and stop" movement again.

Tarion
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Something is happening

Postby Tarion » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:41 am

You may want to have a look at the recent developer meeting notes:
http://www.blendernation.com/2010/12/01 ... ing-notes/

Seems there is movement in the space navigator support.
I hope it will be available soon.

rainChu
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Postby rainChu » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:18 pm

Ahh, yes. That is promising. I've tried the new blender, of course, and it does seem very nice. I love the changes and improvements to the UI. The moment SpaceNav support is repaired, I'll switch.

And looking forward to it.

veedoo
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Postby veedoo » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:15 pm

stiv wrote:Just to keep the fires burning...

A free, compatible alternative for 3Dconnexion's 3D input device drivers and SDK:

http://spacenav.sourceforge.net/


Have you or anybody else managed to make work with Blender 2.55 and Windows XP ? If yes PLEASE, provide some instructions.

Thank you

stiv
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Postby stiv » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:04 pm

Have you or anybody else managed to make work with Blender 2.55


The Space Navigator is NOT supported on Blender 2.5x. Not yet, anyway. Some people are working to change that.

One of the interesting things about the open source spacenav driver is that it supports both the 3dconnexion (Magellan) protocal and a USB-flavored protocol.

Old Blender does work with both the 3dconnexion and the spacenav drivers.

MAR71N
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Postby MAR71N » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:14 pm

Is there a date for the Space Navigator can be used in Blender 2.55? :(

tomkrasz
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Postby tomkrasz » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:48 pm

Hello,

Any progres in this mater? I've bought refurbished Space Pilot 2 days ago and it works grate on 2.49 but i've alredy have some projects on 2.5 and can't wait to work on them with my space pilot.

I have also small problem with assigning buttons to functions in blender.
for ex. I want to to assign button 1 to Tab button, and button 2 to Grab function. I can do a macro in SP settings, but it doesn't work in blender :(
I'll bye grateful for any help i can get ? :)

Regards


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