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Free SDK for 3D Navigators, 2 in a Series

By DE Editors

3Dconnexion (San Jose, CA; 3dconnexion.com) has announced a new SDK (software development kit) that enables 3D design and visualization developers to implement support for the company’s line of 3D navigation devices, including the SpaceNavigator.
With 3D content being integrated into a broader array of applications, 3Dconnexion navigation devices are being used increasingly to simplify the control of 3D imagery in traditional 3D design software, as well as in applications that incorporate 3D visualization. 3Dconnexion’s devices are used as companions to the mouse and keyboard and are held in the alternate hand to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate camera views as well as 3D objects. The 3Dconnexion product line is supported by more than 100 of today’s well-known 3D applications, including Google Earth, Adobe Acrobat 3D, and Autodesk Maya.

The 3Dconnexion COM-based SDK for Windows comes with instructions and examples of application source code, as well as code samples in C+, Visual Basic, and Java. In addition, 3Dconnexion offers several support resources exclusively for developers, including a developer’s forum and dedicated e-mail support. 3Dconnexion currently provides an SDK for Linux as well.

For further details and to download 3Dconnexion’s COM-based SDK for Windows, visit 3dconnexion.com.

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