JeronCoolman wrote:They'll get the support there eventually. They will have to in order to survive...
I only wish I believed this. I'm a Linux user, and the supported software list is 5 items long, two of which are different parts of the same software: Blender, Maya, NX, SIMULIA Abaqus/CAE, SIMULIA Abaqus/Viewer. But the simple truth is that there's no one else who makes similar devices - just google for "3d mice" or "3d motion controller" and you'll see that all those other competitor products are no longer manufactured. 3DConnexion clearly don't care about their users - they've got our money already, why bother trying to keep us happy? It's not as if we've got any other alternatives; and as long as they have a monopoly, they can continue putting out utterly unsupported devices and they'll still survive.
I just wish they'd stop and think about how many more of these damned things they'd sell if you could actually use them in all of the different CAD packages and various 3D modelling software. As far as linux goes, all they have to do is make it properly standards compliant (i.e. make it work as a proper HID device should) and the open source community would do the rest - but they've not realised this, even though we users have been telling them this for years now.
I love the hardware, but I'm sure as hell telling everyone I know that it's a pointless waste of money now. I just wish someone had told me that before I'd bought one.