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show user profile  Sangre
Does anyone here use the Spacenavigator or some other 3d connexion device? It's hard to find any legit reviews of those devices, only promotional/demonstrational videos. People claim it speeds up the modeling process but not sure if it would work for me personally since I tend to use dozens of keyboard hotkeys. Going back and forth between keyboard and the navigation controls seam fatiguing and time consuming.
Unfortunately there's no way for me to try it before buying.
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3/9/2016 4:51:31 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 4:51:31 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I didn't think those interfered with your use of a keyboard? My assumption was that it just replaces your mouse.

I could be wrong. I think Nik uses one. I don't remember why I think this.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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3/9/2016 4:59:12 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 4:59:19 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
I have one catching dust next to my keyboard. Its a nice device, well built and usefull sometimes, but i dont really use is that often. Maybe im not used to it. I have the €60 euro version btw :)


Pushing buttons since "86
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3/9/2016 5:03:03 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 5:03:03 PM)
show user profile  Sangre
It's more of a complimentary device to a mouse, not something that can replace it. I'm guessing it's primarily meant to better show of you work to a client.
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3/9/2016 5:08:45 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 5:08:45 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I know you asked specifically about the space pilot, but I'm still going to post this for you to think about-

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If you are looking to speed up your workflow I would strongly consider a large intous as your primary mouse. I use mine as my primary for modeling and general shiz all the time. I have a hotkey mapped that allows me to switch between monitor 1 and 2 and keep the mouse on hand for mouse things and to get access to monitor 3.

Benefits of this-

-You don't have a tool for a specific task, but a complete mouse replacement for the most part.

-The tablet can be used for everything (general mouse, modeling, sketching. etc..)

-Intous tablets are common in the industry. Don't know if Space mice are as common

My boss uses a space mouse and I'm far faster than him in a 3D environment. Period.


It's a pretty big decision as whatever you choose you'll end up getting used to it over the years of use. Could be a large strength or a large handicap depending your situation.

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3/9/2016 6:12:15 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 6:13:44 PM)
show user profile  Sangre
How did you map the pen buttons 9k?

Every now and then I'm trying to use a Wacom Bamboo tablet for modeling. I guess it's the smallest existing tablet which is probably one of the reasons why I can't be very fast with it. I've programmed the pen buttons to act like a middle and right clicks. The scrolling is done by two finger swipes which doesn't work great at all.
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3/9/2016 7:02:28 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 7:02:42 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I used Autohotkey to map the toggle-

I would invest in a large intous if you have the funds. Buy one, get a screen protector for it and it'll last you a long while.

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3/9/2016 7:05:34 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 7:05:34 PM)
show user profile  Sangre
You can map one of the tablet buttons to "Display Toggle", at least that's how I did it. You press it twice to go to a secondary monitor and once to go back to the primary.

How do you do the scrolling with it? I wish the pen had a third button dedicated to panning/scrolling.
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3/9/2016 7:25:46 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 7:25:46 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
it's not full proof. I keep the mouse right next door for scrolling purposes.

I guess I never scroll in any of my software anymore. I didn't realize that.

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3/9/2016 7:30:15 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 7:30:15 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've got the navigator. I love it. It really makes movement around meshes really easy.

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3/9/2016 8:24:36 PM (last edit: 3/9/2016 8:24:36 PM)
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