Wednesday, November 30, 2011

3Dconnexion releases a new mouse

I haven't had a chance to use any of 3Dconnexion's 3D peripherals for at least 5 years.  I was excited about them then and they continue to hold a fascination for me.  As someone who spends more than 3/4 of their waking hours in a 3D virtual environment, I am interested in anything that can make the experience more efficient and enjoyable.

I can't wait to try them all at the Exhibit hall.

Check out their newest press release below.
3Dconnexion:  Taming the Big Bad BIM

LAS VEGAS (Autodesk University, Booth #136) – Nov. 29, 2011 – 3Dconnexion today announced the SpaceMouse™ Pro – its newest 3D mouse for professional 3D software users working in a range of industries from mechanical engineering to media and entertainment, product design, architecture, and healthcare. SpaceMouse Pro combines 3Dconnexion’s patented six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) sensor for intuitive and precise 3D navigation with an advanced ergonomic design and innovative On-screen Display, to deliver superior comfort and a simpler, more productive workflow.

“3D mice revolutionize the way people interact with digital 3D content,” said Antonio Pascucci, vice president of products, 3Dconnexion. “We are committed to developing products that meet the needs of 3D users. SpaceMouse Pro provides a professional 3D navigation experience, enabling users to better understand their 3D content, while its new advanced ergonomic design ensures a comfortable working experience.”

The SpaceMouse Pro 3D mouse is an easy-to-use, professional solution with advanced features, including:

-      Professional Navigation: The patented six-degrees-of-freedom sensor provides intuitive 3D navigation while five QuickView keys offer one-touch access to 12 view combinations – top, right, front, and 90-degree rotation.

-      Advanced Ergonomic Design: SpaceMouse Pro ensures a balanced and comfortable workflow with full-size, soft-coated hand rest and fifteen large, tactile and easy-to-locate buttons.

-      Application Control: Four large, fully customizable Intelligent Function Keys provide fingertip access to frequently used application commands while the new On-screen Display provides visual feedback on function key assignment. In addition, SpaceMouse Pro’s Keyboard Modifiers provide convenient access to Control, Shift, Alt, Esc functions.

3Dconnexion will be demonstrating the SpaceMouse Pro in booth #136 at Autodesk University 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1.

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