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by arpruss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Zbrush Petition
Replies: 28
Views: 91555

Re: Zbrush Petition

I haven't developed any zbrush plugins yet, but I am speculating that something like this method might work on Windows: 1. In the background run a Windows process that watches for new data coming from the SpaceMouse. 2. Whenever new data comes, the Windows process writes a matrix transform to a spac...
by arpruss
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: TinkerCad and OmeagaCad
Replies: 14
Views: 41943

Re: TinkerCad and OmeagaCad

I suppose one could just bind the SpaceMouse to generate pan and zoom keystrokes. It won't be smooth, but it'll be better than nothing.

Zbrush looks like it's free for noncommercial use now, so I downloaded it and I'll see if I can figure out something.
by arpruss
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Idea: Rotation vs. translation dominant mode
Replies: 1
Views: 23165

Re: Idea: Rotation vs. translation dominant mode

If anybody wants to see how such a mode feels, it's included in my SpaceMouse for TinkerCAD Chrome extension. Go to the Options for the extension and under dominance choose the Translation vs rotation option.
by arpruss
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Idea: Rotation vs. translation dominant mode
Replies: 1
Views: 23165

Idea: Rotation vs. translation dominant mode

There is research suggesting that 3D manipulation is faster if one separated the translation and the rotation inputs. The dominant axis mode of the 3dx drivers does something like that, but I've not been a fan of it--it doesn't feel intuitive to me. So, here's a suggestion: implement a driver mode w...
by arpruss
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SpaceBall 4000 serial to USB adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 4112

Re: SpaceBall 4000 serial to USB adapter

I have to confess that I didn't even try the old driver, assuming it was too old to work on a modern 64-bit system. Glad to hear it works. I still prefer my solution, as it gives me more flexibility: for instance, it works with web-based stuff like OnShape or TinkerCAD (with Chrome extension).
by arpruss
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: Request to JavaScript API for SpaceMouse
Replies: 4
Views: 24050

Re: Request to JavaScript API for SpaceMouse

Sorry to resurrect this old threat, but in case people are interested, there is this: https://github.com/archilogic-com/aframe-space-navigator-controls I've made a bunch of modifications to this and used it as a basis to my SpaceMouse for TinkerCAD Chrome extension: https://github.com/arpruss/spacem...
by arpruss
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: HID axes
Replies: 4
Views: 14319

Re: HID axes

How about axis directions? Are those the same? Here the HID descriptor won't help.
by arpruss
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: HID axes
Replies: 4
Views: 14319

Re: HID axes

Good. My reason for the question was to make sure that if I get the axes right for one device in my SpaceMouse for TinkerCAD Chrome extension, I will have reason to think this will work for other devices.
by arpruss
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Developer's Forum for Windows
Topic: HID axes
Replies: 4
Views: 14319

HID axes

Are the HID axes and directions the same for all the USB HID based Spacemice? I.e., Tx Ty Tz and Rx Ry Rz?
by arpruss
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SpaceBall 4000 serial to USB adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 4112

SpaceBall 4000 serial to USB adapter

In case anybody is interested, I wrote an Instructable on how to build a SpaceBall 4000 (or 5000FLX, but currently not 5000) to USB adapter. On the USB side, this emulates a SpaceMouse Pro (except for the last three buttons, since the SpaceMouse Pro has 15 and the SpaceBall only has 12) and can be u...
by arpruss
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: Not start driver automatically
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Not start driver automatically

1. How can one prevent the 3dxware driver from starting automatically on Windows startup?

2. Failing that, can I get the driver to stop at least? I manually stop the driver, but eventually it seems to activate itself by itself.
by arpruss
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Zbrush Petition
Replies: 28
Views: 91555

Re: Zbrush Petition

You've got the Zbrush SDK 3DConnexion, whip your developers out of their comfort zone and have them develop support one of the industry's most used software packages into your driver package! Simples as the Meerkat would say... If the Zbrush people are willing to supply an SDK sufficient to allow o...
by arpruss
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: TinkerCad and OmeagaCad
Replies: 14
Views: 41943

Re: TinkerCad and OmeagaCad

This is fantastic! Thanks so much! :D Now if only I could get the space mouse to work in ZBrush I'd be in heaven! I looked at the ZBrush plugin docs, and the plugin interface doesn't seem sophisticated enough to allow one to write one's own driver. BTW, I've added a lot of features to the TinkerCAD...
by arpruss
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Windows Discussion Forum
Topic: SpaceBall 4000 + USB serial + 3dxWare 10
Replies: 13
Views: 12139

Re: SpaceBall 4000 + USB serial + 3dxWare 10

I just added SpaceBall 2003/3003 support. To use it, put -M003 on the commandline. Untested (I don't have the device).

Plans for the future:
- Magellan / SpaceBall 5000
by arpruss
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: TinkerCad and OmeagaCad
Replies: 14
Views: 41943

Re: TinkerCad and OmeagaCad