SpaceMouse buttons in Blender 2.8?

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Japi
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SpaceMouse buttons in Blender 2.8?

Post by Japi » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:10 am

Has somebody got the SpaceMouse Enterprise buttons (the buttons 1-12 with the LCD) to work in Blender 2.8? For example if I configure in 3DConnexion settings the "Button 1" to be "s" (for scaling/resizing in Blender), it doesnt work in Blender.

I do know that you can configure inside Blender to use the buttons 1-12. For example I could configure 3D View -> Resize to "button 1" (NDOF Button 1). But the problem is that I would need to create always a duplicate of that keyboard shortcut in Blender, if I would want to use that shortcut in SpaceMouse also. And also for example for the "s"-shortcut is configured in different actions (based where are in Blender), so you would have to duplicate a lot of shortcuts. So for these reasons directly configuring in Blender isnt a real solution.

I even tried a third party app ControllerMate to try to create a virtual joystick in which would take as an input the buttons 1-12 from SpaceMouse and then would output a keyboard command, but that didnt work either. Is there some kind of other work around to get the buttons 1-12 to work as keys in Blender?

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