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 +====== Space Navigator ======
 +
 +===== Overview =====
 +
 +{{ :​manual:​3dx-spacenavigator.jpg.jpeg?​150|Space Navigator}}
 +The SpaceNavigator is a 3D mouse built by [[http://​www.3dconnexion.com/​3dmouse/​spacenavigator.php|3Dconnexion]]. ​ It is rather inexpensive for the great sensitivity it provides. ​ Coupled to OSCulator, it can be used as a precise surround audio mixing controller.
 +
 +Six axes are available in both directions: the translations (X, Y and Z) and the rotations (R<​sub>​x</​sub>,​ R<​sub>​y</​sub>​ and R<​sub>​z</​sub>​). ​ There are also two side buttons.
 +
 +No configuration is needed to use the SpaceNavigator in OSCulator, just plug, and play.
 +
 +===== Controls =====
 +
 +{{ :​manual:​pzm.jpg.jpeg |The Space Navigator axes}}
 +
 +The OSC messages synthesized for the SpaceNavigator are:
 +
 +  * ''/​sp/​1/​button/​1'':​ left button
 +  * ''/​sp/​1/​button/​2'':​ right button
 +  * ''/​sp/​1/​rot/​xyz''​ — 3 arguments: ​
 +    - amount of rotation around axis X
 +    - amount of rotation around axis Y
 +    - amount of rotation around axis Z
 +  * ''/​sp/​1/​trans/​xyz''​ — 3 arguments: ​
 +    - amount of translation on axis X
 +    - amount of translation on axis Y
 +    - amount of translation on axis Z
 +
 +For the moment being, only one SpaceNavigator can be used at a time.
 +
 +
 +===== Activation =====
 +
 +When the SpaceNavigator is in use by OSCulator, it can be attached to only one window at a time.  If you use multiple documents (or windows) at the same time, you can select which window is the current '​owner'​.
 +
 +To do this, click on the Window menu and select the item 'Use SpaceNavigator'​.
 +
 +
 +===== Calibration =====
 +
 +From time to time, if you notice an odd behavior, it could be desired to calibrate the SpaceNavigator. ​ To do this, open the System Preferences,​ and click on the 3Dconnexion Preference Panel, then click on the Calibrate button.
  
manual/spacenavigator.txt · Last modified: 2009/06/03 23:17 by camille