System Preferences: mapping the spatial axes

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System Preferences: mapping the spatial axes

Post by lmop » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:17 am

Unless I'm missing something, the 3Dconnexion Mac OS X System Preferences utility does not allow me to map the SpaceNavigator spatial axes on to a macro or anything. This seems like a rather large oversight since that's the primary input method for the device. Without the ability to do such a mapping if an application does not recognise the device then it's basically a paperweight.

What I'd like to be able to do is, at least, pretend that the motion axes are equivalent to mouse movements with keys/mouse buttons pressed which is how complex orientations are usually controlled via a mouse. How easy would it be to add such functionality? Thanks.

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Post by znissan » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:46 pm

Hello lmop:

Sorry that we cannot satisfy your request. We do not currently provide this functionality, and the company does not currently have a plan to do so in the future.

Perhaps if you tell us the applications you are interested in using, we can help those along.

Ziva Nissan
3Dconnexion, Inc.

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Post by seacrets » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:38 pm

I think there is a program called CONTROLLERMATE that can do that (emulate like a mouse or keyboard).

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