[Chimera-users] Chimera with 3d (6-axis) mouse?

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 1 16:28:32 PDT 2008

Hi Lee,

  This month I wrote code to allow using a 3dConnexion Space Navigator 
input device with Chimera on Mac computers.  I believe the same code 
would work for the Space Explorer and other 6 degree-of-freedom input 
devices from 3dConnexion.  Unfortunately 3dConnexion provides completely 
different device programming interfaces on Windows and Mac and Linux, so 
my code will only work on the Mac.  I do not know when I will have time 
to develop the code for Windows.

  Our Mac space navigator support is not yet in the Chimera 
distribution.  I still need to fix a problem where slow rendering causes 
greatly delayed response to device input.   I have not been able to find 
in the 3dConnexion programming documentation how the events are queued 
on the Mac and they do not provide driver source code so progress is slow.


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