[vtkusers] VTK and Mouse 3D (Logitech)

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Dec 7 08:31:19 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 05:02 -0800, walmor godoi wrote:
> Hi ,
> I am developing application in Java (Linux and Windows)
> for visualization of the 3D industrial tomographies (with VTK /
> ITK). We buy a Logitech Mouse 3D(Space Explorer model) for interaction
> facilities. 
> Does anyone know how to configure the mouse to the VTK (in any
> language)? 
> Somebody build a class for this application? 

No, but I've been playing with this device myself.. just haven't got
around to trying to hook it to the VTK stuff I was doing.

For examples of using the device under Linux (Not through the
3Dconnexions SDK, which is probably incompatible with many open source


(Neither of these were written by me, but both work with a little
modification to find the right /dev/input/event* device. (You can use a
udev rule to auto-generate /dev/input/spacenavigator when it plugs in).

If you're on Windows, then this forum thread links a community provided
driver to use the SpaceNavigator as a joystick. That may be a nice
generic way to add support in VTK.


Best wishes,

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)

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