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3D mouse support using classes and events

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event driven object oriented support for 3dconnexions device package


Updated 18 Jun 2009

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This is a small class library for use with 3D mice made by 3dconnexions. I purchased one of these devices recently and decided to implement event driven support (rather than polling), which was not yet available on the file exchange. The package consists of three classes:

The class mouse3Ddrv sets up the activex server, handles the device and sends out all events.

The class mouse3Dmonitor is a graphical real time view of all of the sensor positions. This is optional eye-candy / debug tool.

The class mouse3DfigCtrl allows you to whiz around a 3D figure by controlling the camera position with your 3d device. Press button one on the device to reset the view.

A demo script gives an example of how to use the simple objects.These classes provide a framework on which you can build more interesting applications using your 3D mouse. Enjoy!

Comments and Ratings (3)

Nick Clark

Hi daf. Sorry, I've not looked at this for some time. I got a 3d mouse just to play about with. I'm not an expert on the whole product line. You might have some luck looking at the 3dconnexions website. From memory, there was quite good documentation on how to interface with the mouse using COM. You might be able to make some simple tweaks to my code to get things working. Best of luck. N


daf (view profile)

Nick, thank you for sharing. Do you know how to comunicate with the older 3D mouse, like spacemouse? Many thanks.


Simon (view profile)

Very nice and handy tool for using 3Dconnexion 3D-mouse in MATLAB. Works fine with MATLAB R2008a and my Space Pilot. I am using 3DxSoftware v.3.6.11 driver for the mouse.

Good job Nick


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