3DConnexion Spacenavigator Plugin

How about a plugin for this little beauty? http://www.3dconnexion.com/3dmouse/spacenavigator.php and a photo here http://www.3dconnexion.com/images/footprint.jpg

It's a 3D navigation device which looks like it could be a cool controller for 3D stuff in QC.

I've just downloaded the Mac SDK, so if anyone's interested, I can pass it along.

:)

alx

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smokris's picture
woah.

Dude, this is awesome. I remember looking at that company's product line a few years ago, when they only offered the $400 devices. This new product with a lower price point makes it a lot more interesting.. Mine should arrive in a few days. :^)

I checked out the SDK. They've built it as a standard Mac OS X Universal Framework, and it includes a simple event-driven interface.. So if it works as expected, building a QC Patch around it should be pretty straightforward.

Have you seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLT0fkWna6E --- apparently MIDI conversion is included (?).

.lov.'s picture
cool stuff - i tried it

Hi,

it is a very nice stuff, my colleague has one.

A few month ago I tried it with HID input in QC, works fine.

www.lovqc.hu

smokris's picture
really?

Really? I haven't been able to get the HID patch to work with it.. It appears in the device selection dropdown, and when I select it I see the list of parameters, but none of them return valid data (only a constant "0.5"). Toggling "Exclusive" makes no difference.

toneburst's picture
Hi smokris

I'm not sure MIDI drivers are included. I suspect the involvement of http://www.osculator.net/wiki/Main/Features

I still think it's definitely worth making some kind of QC plugin for it.

I'll be interested to see how you get on with it, when it arrives.

alx

Quartz Composer Blog: http://machinesdontcare.wordpress.com

Music Site: http://www.toneburst.net

toneburst's picture
Did you get yours yet?

I've ordered one too. How is yours?

alx

Quartz Composer Blog: http://machinesdontcare.wordpress.com

Music Site: http://www.toneburst.net

smokris's picture
No, I'm out of town for a

No, I'm out of town for a few days. Should be there when I get back home.

smokris's picture
arrived.

It arrived. I love the way it feels.

Patch coming soon (I've got one working, just need to prepare it for release).

toneburst's picture
Wow...

that WAS quick....! Mine is on the way too (should be here by the end of the week, hopefully).

Looking forward to trying it out with some 3D QC stuff!

alx

Quartz Composer Blog: http://machinesdontcare.wordpress.com

Music Site: http://www.toneburst.net