…and that’s why one follows up.
The link offered in the preceding paragraph made reference of SL connectivity coming in mid-April, but there wasn’t any specific SecondLife.com viewer mention. I checked back in today and, lo and behold, they mention that Release Candidate 1.20 works with the 3Dconnexion 3D mice. And wouldn’t you know, the RC 1.20 announcement on the SL blog puts it out there, loud and clear:
Improved Joystick and 3D input device support
- Integrated a new open source library created by 3Dconnexion designed to integrate multi axis input devices with Second Life
- Joystick devices can now control the Avatar, Edited Objects, or the Flycam (View menu > Joystick Flycam)
- Added a “Joystick Setup” window to the Preferences under “Input & Camera” for adjusting multi axis input devices
- Settings are currently optimized for Logitech’s 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator but should be tunable for any joystic or 3D imput device
Guess I need to read my Linden blog more carefully, and not just for their b-school case study-quality customer service communications.
I just ordered my 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator PE (Personal Edition, which apparently means that I only get web support…which is fine by me) at Buy.com for just over $50 including shipping. Should be here by the end of the week. Can’t wait to see how it works!
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