Re: spacenavigator and QTVRs
- --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "panovrx" <mediavr@...> wrote:
>Ive got this working with a 3d accelerated pano in Director (my own
> The Spacenavigator
viewer) and it is a fine way of steering panoramas -- very suitable
for kiosks I think -- the users could use a mouse to click hotspots
etc with the other hand.
The idea of pushing the device to zoom in seems a bit wrong somehow
to me in practice, more logical somehow maybe to press down on it to
Pushing forward ((z axis) motion) would be great though if you had a
panoramic movie where you are moving forward when filming and then in
playback you can just push to travel through the movie looking around
as you go.
I got it working in Director by installing a (demo) joystick Xtra.
CXtrajoystick was the one I tried. Director then sees the joystick
axis numerical output of the Spacenavigator but there is something
awkward about the output for my Lingo skills and I found the 3d party
Spacenavigator joystick driver RBC-Spacenavigator easier to handle so
This driver doesnt interfere with the Spacenavigators functioning in
Google Earth and other programs that it has specific hooks for it
seems, but messes up using the Spacenavigator in Second Life using
the joystick flycam mode there -- so I have uninstalled the RBC
driver ("device") for the time being.
Panoramas in Second Life can be
navigated well with the Spacenavigator using that flycam route but
there are issues with panoramas in SL (seams,viewpoint stability etc)
which make it un-ideal currently as a viewer. But if you have tuned
the settings right the Spacenavigator experience generally in SL is
- Knowing that there are a few of us on the list using LEGO NXT for
An OS X coder decides to use a SpaceNavigator to drive a NXT robot.