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Postby HPW » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:00 pm

Just released initial hpw3DCon 1.0:

http://www.hpwsoft.de/anmeldung/html1/n ... ook24.html

Actionlist:

hpw3DConCreate=Append a 3DConnexion-Control to an existing NeoBook Rectangle object.

hpw3DConSetVar=Set a variable for the 3DConnexion plugin (for Example Action-Variables).


Once I got a 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator and I like to use it in Google Earth and Google Sketchup.

www.3dconnexion.com
www.3dconnexion.de

But in most other software the input-device is useless.
So here is a plugin to use a 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator input-device in neobook.
It is derived from pk3DConnexion.pas by Patrick M. Kolla.

http://ccrdude.net/2007/05/3d-navigation-in-pascal.html

It was used and tested with the current 3DxWare 3.12.3 with a SpaceNavigator.
There are rumors on the 3DConnexion-forum about a more generic driver with the next major relase number 4.
So things may change then.
The neobook action-scripts were written for mid-range speed settings in the 3Dxware control-panel.

Image

PS: Demo uses hpwImage to show the events as graphic.
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Postby Scherzkeks » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:32 am

Thanks for your effort!
Could be interesting to add new Navigation to existing Applications. Does this work only with the "SpaceNavigator"? Or could the other Controllers also be used, e.g. "SpaceExplorer" and "SpacePilot"?

Are you happy with the SpaceNavigator regarding Quality and Precision?
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Postby HPW » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:17 am

Does this work only with the "SpaceNavigator"? Or could the other Controllers also be used, e.g. "SpaceExplorer" and "SpacePilot"?


I believe it, but I am not sure.
When the 3dxsrv.exe is the same for all modells and uses the same COM-DLL then it should work.

Are you happy with the SpaceNavigator regarding Quality and Precision?


Yes, it is a nice device and good quality. It is quite heavy so it has a solid stand on the desk. In Sketchup it gives much more fun on modelling and viewing.

In neobook it might be quite difficult to separate the real and wanted event from low-value noice of the other axes. I have tried to show a sample in my demo how it could be done. Of cource neoscript is not full speed compiled C.
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