Zbrush Petition

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spitfire31
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by spitfire31 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:42 am

Hi,

New here, on the point of ordering my Space Navigator. Luckily, I browsed the 3DConnexion website and forum first.

I'm running Mac OS since 28 years and there are exactly three (3) programs that I'd need for Space navigator to work seamlessly with:

1) Photoshop CS6 (Mac). Check!

2) DAZ Studio (Mac). No? Only Windows? Why?

3) ZBrush (Mac). And now I learn that in spite of all petitioning, apparently the industry standard creative 3D program isn't interesting for 3DConnection.

I'm totally disappointed. With only one software out of three, I'll have to look elsewhere for compatible hardware.

/Joachim Smith
Sweden

Tehrasha
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by Tehrasha » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:50 am

spitfire31 wrote:
3) ZBrush (Mac). And now I learn that in spite of all petitioning, apparently the industry standard creative 3D program isn't interesting for 3DConnection.
I dont know about the other software incompatibilities, but the blame for lack of ZBrush support is entirely on Pixologic.
After multiple attempts, they remain completely closed to the idea of 3dmouse support.
Spacemice -- Input devices for a 3D world.

rodrigotrovao
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by rodrigotrovao » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:37 pm

no support yet? It was my most awaited software support for this 3d mouse...

Seanski
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by Seanski » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:27 pm

Sorry to revive an old thread, but saying the blame is on Pixologic is ill informed and makes no sense. It is not Zbrush's issue to pick and choose which hardware they support, and then supply plugins for every piece of hardware. Pixologic have supplied their SDK to 3DConnexion, but 3DConnexion have failed to implement a solution despite repeated requests from their loyal users! Windows does not make Windows work with Logitech, Logitech makes their devices work with Windows, as does any hardware supplier via their driver/plugin packages..... same applies here.

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...

Tomtribute
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by Tomtribute » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:30 am

Hi Guys,

Perhaps an individual offended another of the opposite 'camp'. Whatever happened, perhaps the 'withholding' party could be magnanimous enough to overlook the shortcoming and grow beyond himself and just bless the wider community. I believe I do not speak alone to say we cannot fathom the 'reason' for this delay. Evidently, one day the truth will leak out. Just hope it will not be because of a grudge. You guys (brands), both have this raw potential to just come together to save us so much time. Please, please consider and thanks.

reborn_designer
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by reborn_designer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:38 pm

Unbelievable :shock: still no support. SAD :(

JoshuaBell
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by JoshuaBell » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:40 pm

I really do wish Zbrush would work with this mouse.

Njordy
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by Njordy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:13 pm

8 years petitioning with zero result. :)

arpruss
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by arpruss » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:59 pm

Seanski wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:27 pm
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 one to make a driver, why doesn't someone not affiliated with 3dconnexion just do it? It wouldn't be all that hard given a good SDK. (I say this having implemented a driver for TinkerCAD, without any SDK.)

dany888
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by dany888 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:55 pm

absolutly add zbrush support for zbrush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arpruss
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Re: Zbrush Petition

Post by arpruss » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:25 pm

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 spacemousedata.zvr file and triggers a spacemousedata.zsc zscript by sending a hotkey to ZBrush.
3. The spacemousedata.zsc zscript reads the matrix data from spacemousedata.zvr, right multiplies it by the current transform (obtained with GetTransform), and applies the resulting matrix with SetTransform.

There might be some problems with reading and writing overlapping. It may be necessary to set a maximum data sending rate in the background process. It would also be good to put the spacemousedata.zvr file on a ramdisk.

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