[Bf-committers] NDOF still unusable

Mike Erwin significant.bit at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 01:26:51 CEST 2011

> 1) translation without keyboard modifier
> (forward/back/left/right/up/down without shift)

Yes, coming soon. It's easy to add, but not so easy to get "right". Primary
concern is how (or whether) to keep center of rotation onscreen and not jump
around too much.

> 2) center of rotation around selection

For now you can force this behavior with the FIT button -- whatever is
selected (object, face, vertex, etc.) will become the new center. This
should (and will) be automatic, when the person behind the knob chooses this
mode of operation.

 3) button support for devices other than the Space Navigator which only has
> 2.
Hmm... This should already work from 2.59 forward. For GSoC 2010 I had only
the SpaceNavigator, but have since gotten the whole "family" of 3Dconnexion
devices. Have SpaceExplorer and Intuos4 with me now, so I'll be working only
with those for the next few months.

> I think Thomas and I have ironed out most of the spacenav issues with
> antique spacemice as well.

Yes, I followed your heroic efforts via the spacenav mailing list. Very cool

Mike Erwin
musician, naturalist, pixel pusher, hacker extraordinaire

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