Do you remember days spent carving a stick down by the river and you’d swear it could do everything? I do. That stick could kill the undead, make sweet gravy biscuits out of thin air or be used to vault over a ravine of feral hogs. Yes, it could do it all. Much like a software update just released by 3DConnexion. It’s nothing like a stick you say? I agree! But now, fellow river folk, feel the intensity as you bash your way through any application using a… wait. for. it… 3D MOUSE!!!
Ever since I’ve used one of the 3DConnexion mice, this is one feature I always wished was available. Feasibly, this could do away with the other mouse, so, very interested to try it out and harness the full capability of this little device. You can download the driver http://www.3dconnexion.com/anywhere.
- Documents and Browsers: 3D mice now offer a compelling alternative to traditional mouse wheel navigation in documents, spreadsheets and Web pages. Gently tilt the 3D mouse cap to scroll the view up or down or twist the cap to zoom in and out.
- Games: Most PC gamers rely on a combination of a traditional mouse and keyboard to control their character or camera view, but with 3DxWare 10 a 3D mouse can be used to deliver intuitive and comfortable control in games like The Sims™3. It’s also possible for the 3D mouse to emulate a joystick or gamepad for a rich 3D experience in games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, Wings of Prey and Need for Speed.
- Media Players: Controlling the volume, track selection or position is typically handled by the traditional mouse and keyboard shortcuts. With a 3D mouse, you can twist the cap to adjust the volume, tilt the cap sideways to fast forward and rewind, and tilt the cap forward or backward to move between tracks in your playlist. And if the user prefers other controls, they can easily customize the 3D mouse to best suit their needs.
- 3D Collaboration: 3DxWare 10 also provides a new feature for professional users by allowing multiple 3D mice to be used on one workstation. This innovative development enables easier viewing of 3D models in group design reviews or client presentations.