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Re: SpaceNavigator 3D Connexion & Blender 2.5 ?

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:02 am
by Tehrasha
GJetson wrote:
mikasaari wrote:Hi,

Will there be support for SpaceNavigator 3DConnexion in Blender 2.5 ?

Tattis,
-Mika
I have the same question. I'm running Blender 2.57.1 on Win7 64 and XP 32 and I'm lost without my Space Navigator. So... (overlooking the obvious Lieutenant Sulu references) any idea if or when it will be supported?

Thanks very much
Well done, not reading beyond the first post.

Re: SpaceNavigator 3D Connexion & Blender 2.5 ?

Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:07 am
by GJetson
Tehrasha wrote:
GJetson wrote:
mikasaari wrote:Hi,

Will there be support for SpaceNavigator 3DConnexion in Blender 2.5 ?

Tattis,
-Mika
I have the same question. I'm running Blender 2.57.1 on Win7 64 and XP 32 and I'm lost without my Space Navigator. So... (overlooking the obvious Lieutenant Sulu references) any idea if or when it will be supported?

Thanks very much
Well done, not reading beyond the first post.

Yeah sorry about that. I don't have much experience posting in forums. I wasn't looking at dates and order of posts and just assumed that since the first post referred to 2.5 it must be recent.

After I posted that I started reading further and realized my mistake.

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:40 pm
by wdtracy
I created a YouTube video in case it helps anyone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QKARiWqLUQ

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:07 am
by lightningsymphony
The reason SpaceNavigator is not supported in Blender 2.5x is because we have been busy refactoring the entire event handling system and the things it touches, like the UI. This is a huge job as you might infer from the length of time we have been working on it. As mentioned here, people have been working in parallel on SpaceNavigator support. When 2.5x is stable, which is about now, we will start adding new features like support for your favorite device again. Right now, the ball is in our court.
I just grabbed 2.57, and installed the latest beta from 3DConnexion for the Mac. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Bupkis.

Has anyone else gotten this to work? I've not been able to use my SN since Photoshop CS4 for anything except Google Earth. It's a paperweight at this point, but I keep holding out hope, because when it works it's indispensable.

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:16 am
by Tehrasha
lightningsymphony wrote:I just grabbed 2.57, and installed the latest beta from 3DConnexion for the Mac. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Bupkis.
You will have to create a profile for Blender when using the new Beta driver.

(see: YouTube video mentioned above)

Keep in mind, that the result will only be emulation of key-press/mouse-movements and not a true integrated solution.

I personally do not like it, and think it makes the situation worse... as in, users may be put off by the way it works. Comparatively, the plug-in in 2.49 was a dream.

There is Light...

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:33 pm
by Tolo
Just read the "Blender Developer Meeting Notesm June 5 2011":

"...
Mike Erwin: soc-2010-merwin will be cleaned, 3D mouse (ndof devices) work is targeted for Siggraph in August.
..."


That sounds like great news! :D

Best wishes
Tolo

Re: There is Light...

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:50 pm
by RoboticGolem
Tolo wrote:Just read the "Blender Developer Meeting Notesm June 5 2011":

"...
Mike Erwin: soc-2010-merwin will be cleaned, 3D mouse (ndof devices) work is targeted for Siggraph in August.
..."


That sounds like great news! :D

Best wishes
Tolo
That sounds like amazing news. I can't wait.

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:31 pm
by MAR71N
Finally, the light at the end of the tunnel.
It seems so far away. :P

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:34 am
by Wolvenmoon
I've been watching these threads on and off for a long while.

Glad to know that my 'new' input device I was given on Christmas will be working in time for me to start back into university next semester and not have time to learn it.

Re: There is Light...

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:46 am
by mooncaine
Very eager to use my SpaceNav in blender 2.5.

Rubbing my hands in sinister glee,

--moonie

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 am
by RoboticGolem
Wolvenmoon wrote:I've been watching these threads on and off for a long while.

Glad to know that my 'new' input device I was given on Christmas will be working in time for me to start back into university next semester and not have time to learn it.
If your just looking to get used to the device. It works perfectly fine on the 2.49 series of blender. I even figured out how to make the plugin work on 64bit systems.

I know its not a spectacular solution, but I know the frustration of adjusting to a new input device.

I know I cant wait for it either.

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:17 pm
by stiv
A little tidbit to make you all drool, from the SVN commit logs for the spacenav branch - a work in progress:

Log Message:
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small fix to turntable mode, first attempt at trackball code, ndof now respects view locking and updates 'User Persp' etc.

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:04 pm
by Tehrasha
stiv wrote:A little tidbit to make you all drool...
If you keep making updates like this, I will need to find a roll of paper towels...

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:10 am
by dickda1
Looks like we are going to drool through 2.58 as well.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:43 am
by Soelen
Heh after reading those messages I dont wanna purchase this mouse anymore. I guess I have to wait until someone provides drivers for blender 2.5.

And please dont get me wrong; you guys rock creating such an awesome software!