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Good mouse for 3d?
show user profile  TheShrike
Hi all. I just bought a Logitech performance MX and I hate it. The middle mouse button has to be pressed to the right to get it to work. It feels floaty too. Anyone have a mouse they love for tedious retopo work in 3ds max?

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6/10/2010 8:20:45 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:20:45 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've bought loads of expensive mice over the the years. I keep coming back to this one. It is comfortable, responds well, and is cheap.

Note: Microsoft also make shit ones. This one is the only Microsoft mouse I use. The rest are too small, and are uncomfortable.

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6/10/2010 8:29:41 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:30:32 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
gaming mouses are the best for comfort and accuracy I think.
personally I use a microsoft sidewinder.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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6/10/2010 8:29:54 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:30:37 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
^ Ha ha ha, overkill!

Personally, I hate extra buttons and stupid gimics. However, if it works for you, then that's great.

Being a lefty, I DESPISE companies that make specialty mice, as there is almost never a left-handed version.

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6/10/2010 8:31:46 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:31:46 PM)
show user profile  tuna
Agreed with Nik. The Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical is the best and cheapest option, and has been for many years.
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6/10/2010 8:32:19 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:32:19 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It's good to hear somebody agrees with me, Tuna! It's so cheap, simple and works well.

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6/10/2010 8:32:55 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:32:55 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
yeah :P pretty much this mouse was designed for FPS games :P
thats why it haves weights, the 3 buttons in the middle for the mouse sensivity, and the side buttons recommended for "weapon swap "

I bought it mostly because the games I play than for working purposes

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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6/10/2010 8:33:10 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:34:08 PM)
show user profile  tuna
The problem with the Microsoft Sidewinder, gogodr, is that when you're as tech as I am, and you use 3d apps as fast as I do, then that weights tray can easily be forced open by the extreme g-forces exerted on it as I'm moving my mouse at up to 4000 operations per second, sending hot lead flying out with a lethal range of 600 yards.

You simply can't take that chance unless you are a slow noob.
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6/10/2010 8:43:41 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:43:41 PM)
show user profile  del3d

I have equipped whole office with these. Simple and ergonomic.

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6/10/2010 8:53:34 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 8:53:34 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Lol@Tuna, it is true, hot lead flying in an office can be very dangerous.

We buy boxes of 20 of the Microsoft mice at a time. Everybody in the company has them, except for a few people who insist on using Wacom tablets, and taking twice as long to do any simple task... ;o)

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6/10/2010 9:00:11 PM (last edit: 6/10/2010 9:00:25 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
Nik, I dare to differ that, I work much faster with my wacom.
You got any tasks in specific ?

I got 8 programmable side buttons, I got a quick navigation wheel on a single buttonpress that is fully programmable with submenus and a touchsensitive rotationwheel for scrolling.

You got 2 clicks and a wheel.

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6/11/2010 1:45:11 AM (last edit: 6/11/2010 1:45:11 AM)
show user profile  donvella
my favourite mouse for years.

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6/11/2010 1:58:22 AM (last edit: 6/11/2010 1:58:22 AM)
show user profile  tuna
Tooltips are the hardest fuckin' thing with a wacom. I literally can't use ICE with one because you rely on tooltips to tell you what sort of data the ports are expecting/containing.

Also any precise pixel type selections can be a lot harder to nail with a Wacom. Double clicking is also sometimes an issue and can result in dragging folders into other folders. With 50 people using them in a studio mistakes happen pretty frequently too, especially with people who use Wacoms as a healthier alternative than a mouse that gives them RSI.
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6/11/2010 2:02:13 AM (last edit: 6/11/2010 2:02:13 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
I had that drag&drop issue the first month but after that never happened again.
Only buy wacoms equal, preferably larger then the screen you're working on, that'll skip the precision issue.

It's all how you personalize your wacom. People nagging about it is mostly because they didnt go through the learning curve.

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6/11/2010 2:07:50 AM (last edit: 6/11/2010 2:07:50 AM)
show user profile  tuna
Not everyone likes those massive Wacoms (or have the desk space), and you don't even use them all if you're using dual screens. Also the buttons on the Wacom itself aren't so amazing when your other hand is meant to be on a keyboard. If you need to do something like hold 'R' and use the scrollwheel to change a brush size for example, that means your hand isn't using the cursor any more. Also sometimes software just doesn't act 100% with a Wacom.

The thing with the drag and drop is more of an issue for people who need to use a Wacom out of health issues rather than that they're comfortable using them. Some people seriously never really get used to using a Wacom a smoothly as others, and aren't motivated to learn.

It's definitely a preference and environmental thing, and not just outright better in all areas.
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6/11/2010 2:37:38 AM (last edit: 6/11/2010 2:37:38 AM)
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