movement speed slows down when approaching axes in 3dsMax 8

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Elwood
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movement speed slows down when approaching axes in 3dsMax 8

Post by Elwood » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:12 am

Hello! I'm using a Spacemouse (serial) in win xp x64 and Max 8.0.

I'm using the device mostly for camera animation, with Movement setting set to: "Move Camera" & "Camera/View" for Center of Rotation.

What I find annoying is that the camera speed is not constant, but seems to depend on distance from the world center. When I cross any of the axes it almost comes to a stop... and then speeds up again when I get past this "critical" point. I does not happen when moving sideways (strafing), but that's not the solution I'm looking for, since I'm animating cameras for architectural visualisations. I need constant speed when walking forward.

Is there a way to turn off this behavior?
(Other than moving the model away from 0,0,0 - I need to keep position in case the CAD model gets updated and I must import new parts).

Regards,
Elwood

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Space Mouse (serial)

Post by Peter » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:42 am

Dear Elwood,
Serial devices (from 3D Connexion) were not engineered to function with the Windows 64bit operating system. Only USB devices are fully 64bit compatible.

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Post by Elwood » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:56 pm

Hmmm... too bad that is functioning very well, apart from the mentioned issue. So I believe that it's a matter of driver settings, not the OS. Or am I mistaken? I'm using 3dxWare 5.7.2.

I'll try to recreate the problem on a regular XP machine and tell you the results.

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