View Full Version : Good mouse for modeling?
08-20-2006, 04:54 AM
I need some recommendation on what mouse to buy (budget and performance wise for 3d modeling). Tnx!
08-22-2006, 04:40 AM
how much dpi is recommended for cg?
08-22-2006, 05:21 AM
You just need a good 3 button mouse, I've used crappy mice and high dollar mice. I personally use a Logitech G series gaming mouse which is excellent. I recommend however optical or laser mice.
*edit, on second glance, I have a Logitech MX510 not a G series. I recommend the MX mice.
08-22-2006, 05:28 AM
or if you want to get really crazy you could get a 3d pilot like these for example:
if you are a student you can get them cheap at
08-22-2006, 05:55 AM
3D navigation devices are awesome but im just looking for a good mouse for now...would you recommend a laser mouse over an optical? Wired or wireless?
08-22-2006, 11:16 PM
Wired is good, especially if you are in an office/studio that has alot of wireless around. We use to get some interference because we all had similar wireless keyboards and mice.
A good mouse is the logitech mx 500-518 range (if you are right handed!). If you middle click alot dont go for a logitech side scroller because they use a different type of switch than the straight forward/back scrollers and I find they give me a sore finger after a day of use. The forward/back scrollers use a similar switch to the left/right click.
08-23-2006, 01:52 PM
I have a Logitech Mx 518 that I´m very satisfied with, I was very sceptical against the scrolling wheel, I have had at three button mouse before, But I got used to it very quick.
So I recommend the Mx518, it is relativly cheap.
08-24-2006, 02:49 AM
I hate wireless mouses. First, you'll start throwing out money for the batteries. Second, I navigate the mouse (left and right) with 2 fingers. Once you put batteries into the mouse it becomes so friggin heavy that within less than an hour my fingers were soar. I hate them with a passion. Corded mouse all the way!
Stop giving yourself headache choosing between two million available mouses. A good 3 button optical mouse will do just fine. Should I say great? Or wonderful?
08-24-2006, 03:39 AM
Tnx for all the replies. I'll be picking up a wired mouse this weekend, one last question though... the higher dpi the better?
08-24-2006, 10:13 AM
For games yes, for modeling I can see how it will help but not exactly a must.
08-24-2006, 05:09 PM
Personally, I believe that today (2006, aka 21st century), technology is so advanced that it really doesn't matter which mouse you'll pick up, you'll be happy with it's performance.
(...its ergonomics might suck, but performance should be good regardless...)
08-24-2006, 05:09 PM
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