Did you install the driver before installing the applications?
close all running applications
Go to Programs and features in the control panel
1) Open Google Earth
Click Tools, Options, Navigation
Non Mouse Controller
Check box Enable Controller
Check and see if the application now recognizes the SpaceNavigator.
The 3Dconnexion plug-in in Maya depends on the command MagellanStartup being executed by the usersetup.mel. When another script is installed it can overwrite the 3Dconnexion usersetup.mel.
To confirm that this is the problem you are seeing, type "MagellanStartup" [ without the quotes ] at the Maya command line.This should enable [devicename] navigation.
If your 3Dconnexion device starts when you type "MagellanStartup" at the command prompt but is not auto-starting, that would indicate that another instance of usersetup.mel is being used. To have the device auto-start you will need to add the magellanstartup; line to the end of the active usersetup.mel
You can locate any other copies of usersetup.mel you have using Windows Explorer. If you have other scripts or add-ins such as Maya's Bonus Tools or GoZ , they add their own usersetup.mel files.To find which version of usersetup.mel Maya is using , at the Maya command line type
Open the usersetup.mel and add the line MagellanStartup; at the end. If you have several versions with commands you want to use you can consolidate them. If you do not have any versions of usersetup.mel, you can create one - a plain text file with a single line
Maya only checks for the scripts on startup, so you can restart Maya or type "rehash;"
If you are still seeing a problem please let us know whether MagellanStartup enables navigation and which other
scripts or add-ins are in use.
The 3Dconnexion devices depend on 3Dconnexion plug-in for 3DsMax for navigation inside the application. If your [devicename] is working outside of 3DsMax , either the plug-in for 3DsMax is not installed or it does not have the proper permissions.
In the event that your version of 3DsMax was installed as administrator, you would need to add "Run as Administrator" permission to the 3Dx driver 3dxsrv.exe.
The default location of 3dxsrv.exe is C:-->Program Files-->3Dconnexion-->3Dconnexion 3DxSoftware-->3DxWare64--> 3dxsrv.exe
With 3DsMax closed, stop the driver, add the permission then re-start the driver. [Start, All Programs, 3Dconnexion, Driver, Start Driver| Stop Driver]
Right-click 3dxsrv.exe - Select Properties , then Compatibility and check only 'Run as administrator'.
The Modify /Repair function should add the 3DsMax plug-in as long as 3DsMax is closed during the process and you have the current driver installed. With the plug-in installed there is a 3DMouse news windows that opens initially when you open 3Dsmax. You should see the 3DsMax Pop-Up Menu when you press the Menu button on the SpaceMousePRO and SpacePilotPRO, the Panel button on the SpaceExplorer or the left SpaceNavigator button.