3D Mouse not working with Cinema 4D on M1 Mac

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RicoHo
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3D Mouse not working with Cinema 4D on M1 Mac

Post by RicoHo » Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:42 am

The 3D mouse no longer works with Cinema 4D on an M1 Mac. Unfortunately I got the information from Maxon that this is due to the driver of the mouse. I hope that I do not get the information here that it is the manufacturer of Cinema 4d. As a user, one wonders why it doesn't just work that the manufacturer of a 3D mouse and the manufacturer of a software together take care of such a problem. For a year now I have been annoyed with this problem. I have two 3D mice that I can now probably just throw in the trash can.
I attach the answer I got from the Maxon support.
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Re: 3D Mouse not working with Cinema 4D on M1 Mac

Post by AthensCG » Wed May 04, 2022 7:24 pm

Thanks for sharing the update. Frustrating to say the least - I just bought one today for the sole purpose of C4D...

Usually when they say "soon" it means about 6 months to a year, so I can only imagine what "will take some time" means.

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Re: 3D Mouse not working with Cinema 4D on M1 Mac

Post by RicoHo » Fri May 06, 2022 3:10 am

The driver development at 3Dconnexion seems to be as slow as possible.

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Re: 3D Mouse not working with Cinema 4D on M1 Mac

Post by ngomes » Fri May 06, 2022 6:03 am

SpaceMouse support for Cinema 4D is implemented in the application, not in a 3Dconnexion add-in or similar solution. This is a known issue since at least late 2021:
ngomes wrote:
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:40 am
dsveInc wrote: MAC-318 (Cinema 4D R25 does not work on M1 machines)
As far as we can tell, Cinema 4D R25 (native ARM64) has 3D mouse support disabled on M1 machines. The application does not attempt to open a connection to the driver. We have reached out to Maxon and we will determine where precisely is the problem (driver or application) when they can look into to our request.
In other words, the decision to block SpaceMouse support on the ARM64 builds (M1) of Cinema 4D was made by the software vendor, not 3Dconnexion. We cannot speculate why this decision was made but we are actively engaging with Maxon to restore the functionality.
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Re: 3D Mouse not working with Cinema 4D on M1 Mac

Post by Simsalabim » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:03 am

Is there a way to work around this issue? I just got a Mac Studio and was not aware of this problem since everything worked fine on my old mac (trashcan, C4D R26, Monterey)

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