November 11, 2010

Interface with 3D Graphics with the axsotic 3D-Spheric-Mouse




One of the problems with computer mice is they are made for a two-dimensional world. You can go along with length and width, but if you want your cursor to travel on a z-axis, picking it up isn’t going to make a bit of difference.
Of course, most of us are quite satisfied with a two-dimensional screen. However, those who are in computer graphics have to work in a 3D world.
Fortunately, there is a mouse for that. This axosotic 3D-Spheric-Mouse can be pushed, pulled, and lifted to re-position a model in 3D space. There is a video after the jump so you can see how it works.
According to my Source, this 3D-Spheric-Mouse “allows for 1,000 dpi optical precision when rotating an object, and 2,170 dpi when panning or zooming. It appears to work with the hundreds of 3D packages currently owned by Autodesk (and presumably 15-20 more since this article was written) plus others that haven’t been bought up yet”.
This reminds me of the Leonar3Do, which is uses a “bird” as a three-dimensional mouse. Clearly, 3D graphics on every monitor is going to be the wave of the future. I don’t know whether they will be simulated 3D on 2D or holograms, but consumers will demand three-dimensional interfaces eventually. Perhaps axsotic is ahead of the game with this sphere-mouse.

37 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks pretty interesting.

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  2. cool, wonder if this will be used in future gaming.

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  3. oh now that is just plain awesome. I want one!

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  4. hmm that would be a great toy for the cad department in my company :D

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  5. i could so use this for 3d modeling. idk how well it works for gaming?

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  6. I hope it's better than any attempt that was made before to have 3D controls.

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  7. holy fuck thats cool
    sorta like the holograms the japs got

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  8. that's pretty cool, thanks for sharing & great vid :)

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  9. Oh wow. I want to try it. Sounds like a great idea for a few games.

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  10. Now all they have to do is come up with holographic video, like in Star Wars. Now that would be AWESOME.

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  11. That's a great concept for artists, damn helpful

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  12. wow, i truely do live in the future my parents imagined

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  13. Pretty cool man, can't wait for more 3D graphics =]

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  14. Shit! Can't wait for holographic touchscreens.

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  15. That was actually damn cool!
    Wonder what it would be like playing some computer games with that.

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  16. I don't think it would be enjoyable but who knows, they could make some adaptations!

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