In my mind Space Moses were the only thing which could be better than button + mouse combinations. I first saw such a thing in BMW's FIZ in Munich during a Internship. I didn't used it, but i saw how intuitive and easy the guy navigated through the scene. I was mesmerized!
But i always thought those things are only for engineering kind of software.
Recently i heard from a friend, that there are space mouses which should work with every 3D application. I was surprised that i never heard of it for so many Years. As i work mainly for Advertising, i am resistant against it and i really never came across the 3D Connixion Devices.
Currently i am switching to Modo and i thought about Navigation improvement - i didn't want to face navigation differences.
I must admit - i didn't red a lot about the 3D Connexion Devices, but everything i red was great. I couldn't imagine there could be a problem with them. I was sure i didn't want the basic Space Navigator because i needed something stable, which can't slide arrowed as i navigate and off course the additional customizable buttons..
I ordered a Space Muse Pro. I was so exited es it came on 21 January.
It looks great, the finish is great and the first "test drive" was fantastic. So smooth and intuitive. I needed just an hour of navigating and i was already super comfortable with it.
Unfortunately 4 days later i have some serious drawbacks.
First hours, first very, very big Disappointment: Zbrush is not supported!? Why this? Is there any explainable Reason for that? As i mentioned above - i didn't red a lot about the devices, otherwise i would know about this Problem.
This First one i could live with, hopping soon someone would make up his mind.
But here we go with the LIST of problems i have in Maya. Problems, which i can not ignore because they are destroying my workflow completely. I am actually faster with the mouse.
1. Navigation should work in every Maya's editor window which includes 2D Editors as UV Texture Editor, Hypergraph, Hypershader etc.. In those cases i have to use my mouse again - no good..
2. Rotation button remapping disappearance - i red about this problem in other thread, but there is still no proper solution.
3. Strange Navigation on Groops - navigation pivot is somewhere ot of bounding box (there are no empty sets out of the actual geometry) pivot is also not updating in those cases.
Now i am desperate. On one side i have something, which have a great potential - in my mind, but the reality is different.
My only hope is to here good things about Modo, as i want to switch completely.
Otherwise i have to sell the device.
Or you guys can convince me to keep it?
Is there a realistic expectation, that the above described Problems will be extinguished soon.
I am grateful for any advice.