CyberGolem wrote:Ummmm? How does one get in contact with Mike Erwin? Is he with Pixologic or 3Dconnexion?
Tehrasha wrote:I dont think he works for either of those...
I believe significant.bit [at] gmail.com is his public addresses.
Hey, that's my PRIVATE email address! Just kidding, anyone here should feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions.
Regarding what works where (as of 2.62) here's a quick table:
-- Windows --
any 3Dx product (old or new) with a USB plug
-- Linux --
pretty much any 3Dx product ever made, USB or serial
(many thanks to Tehrasha & the spacenavd folks)
-- Mac --
SpaceNav, SN for Notebooks (using 3Dx driver)
SpaceExplorer, SpacePilotPro (using 3DxLabs beta driver)
SpaceMousePro (using latest 3Dx driver, sort of...)
Something I need to do soon is gather information like this -- what works TODAY, what doesn't, how to set up, get drivers (or not), which device to choose, how to use it in blender -- into a central place. There's too much confusion and old news if you look at the 3Dx forums, blenderartists, even this thread. Probably turns lots of people away from the whole 3D mouse experience.
I'm meeting with some 3Dconnexion folks very soon to push for better Mac support. Right now blender talks to the "official" device driver on Mac (not on other platforms), and this approach might not have been best. My bad. If 3Dconnexion delivers, we can enjoy full support for the USB devices, just like blender for Windows. If not, I'll have to dig into the low-level HID system to get them all working. Wouldn't you rather me spend that time fixing the stupid shift-pan behavior? Also my bad, by the way.
CyberGolem wrote:So now I'd like to ask a favor of anyone living in the New England area that owns a SpacePilot(Pro) that is willing to allow me to borrow it long enough to see if it actually works... If you are then of course I'm willing to bribe you with lunch or something.
I also intend to get in touch with Mike Erwin as well to see if he already has it working on his Mac.
Well, contact me already! I'm in the area and love to eat food and meet fellow blenderheads. Right now the SpacePilotPro works, the older SpacePilot does not. Do I still get food?
Thanks for the kind comments throughout this thread, and for everyone's patience as I got up to speed with blender development.