IMPORTANT: To get your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse working in Blender, make sure you download the latest driver from 3DxLabs.
Get ready to have some fun with Blender as you use a 3D mouse to position your model while simultaneously using a traditional mouse or tablet to sculpt! It's a level of control that's simply not possible with a traditional mouse and keyboard.
Watch Nathan Letwory from Studio Lumikuu as he demonstrates this "two handed power" mode in one of the beta builds.
Summary of features
- Smooth and intuitive 6 degrees of freedom navigation
- One click access to standard Views
- Support for 3D mouse function keys
Why Blender users rely on 3Dconnexion 3D mice
- Increase Productivity by more than 20%*1: When working with one hand, you can either navigate your model or select commands. With a 3D mouse you can do both at once saving you valuable time.
- Enhanced Comfort: Up to 50% fewer mouse clicks*2 by spreading the workload across both hands.
- Design Performance*1: Whether you’re working on a sketch or a complex 3D model, the superior navigation experience encourages levels of model exploration that lead to higher quality visual effects.
*1 Source: The Economic Payback of 3D Mice white paper - July 2008
*2 Source: Reducing Physical Discomfort and Pain Among 3D Computer Users - VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics ©2005
What is Blender?
Blender is a free software 3D animation program. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulating, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications. Together with a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse, the Blender experience is enriched for this user community worldwide.