[Chimera-users] Chimera with 3d (6-axis) mouse?
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 1 16:28:32 PDT 2008
This month I wrote code to allow using a 3dConnexion Space Navigator
input device with Chimera on Mac computers. I believe the same code
would work for the Space Explorer and other 6 degree-of-freedom input
devices from 3dConnexion. Unfortunately 3dConnexion provides completely
different device programming interfaces on Windows and Mac and Linux, so
my code will only work on the Mac. I do not know when I will have time
to develop the code for Windows.
Our Mac space navigator support is not yet in the Chimera
distribution. I still need to fix a problem where slow rendering causes
greatly delayed response to device input. I have not been able to find
in the 3dConnexion programming documentation how the events are queued
on the Mac and they do not provide driver source code so progress is slow.
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