View Full Version : Nostromo n50 for 3D modelling

08-27-2002, 04:05 AM
I followed the advice of a guy from highend3d hardware forum and bought Belkins Nostromo n50 "SpeedPad" gaming device. This thing is absolutely great for modelling if you take time to configure the keys.

You can assign macros (combination of keys, including delays) to keys and map mouse buttons on it. I mapped my middle mouse button to it right away. You can save profiles for each application ("game"). Really cool. $23 at amazon.

highend3d thread (http://www.highend3d.com/boards/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=hardware&Number=116471&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=)

belkin product page (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=2071&pcount=&Product_Id=107727&Section.Section_Path=%2F%2FRoot%2FNostromo%2E%2E%2EingTools%2F)

08-28-2002, 12:36 AM
looks neat. I have seen something like this by microsoft. I was thinking of getting it. now I have choices.:applause:

08-28-2002, 03:43 AM
very interesting, so you use a mouse and then this thing in your other hand? I bet that'd be just pretty cool to see someone going at a model with thing in one hand a sweet optical mouse in the other.


08-28-2002, 04:08 PM
No, a Wacom and that thing on top of it. Geek heaven, dude.

08-28-2002, 08:22 PM
I find it extremely hard to use my Wacom instead of my mouse for 3d modeling. 2d on the other hand... My wacom is not precise enough to allow me to do detailed 3d work. Plus, my hand is not that steady, so when I use my mouse I can just stop moving it, but a with a pen I cant really stop. :scream:

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