View Full Version : Mouse and Trackball together ?

09-16-2004, 05:18 PM
I would like to know if it is possible to use a trackball with a mouse and differentiate the two planes of action.
For instance in a 3d application such as Maya, 3DS max or Zbrush, would it be possible to rotate (around) the 3d object you're working on with a trackball in your left hand and move your cursor on the screen with a mouse in the right hand ?

09-16-2004, 06:03 PM
Generally with two mice plugged into your computer, Windows will have both mice move the same cursor. Though, who knows maybe there's a prog out there that'll get that to work in Maya/Max/LW/XSI

09-16-2004, 10:01 PM
Yes, two "ball" devices would probably work independently in a 3d app only with an appropriate plugin.

Here, they show with their "Motion Controller" the effect i would like to obtain with a simple trackball.


Anyone knows of a similar plugin to the one of 3dconnexion for XSI, 3ds max, maya or zbrush ?

09-17-2004, 12:52 AM
i tried one of these devices at siggraph. the one i used was a ball, not a "sliding disc" it was a bit stiff so it made the viewport navigation difficult. Also, they are really expensive, around $500 US i think.

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