#43 Spaceball functionality

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2005-09-23
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GLUT 3.7 has support for the SpaceBall input device
(motion, rotation, and button presses). FreeGlut has
the hooks for the device but it looks like the code is
missing. Would it be possible to add this code to freeglut?

Thanks,
Kyle Guilbert

Discussion

  • John F. Fay
    John F. Fay
    2007-09-18

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    I tried but the only available spaceball required a bunch of proprietary stuff that has no business being in a respectable open-source library. If you can help, I would be willing to try again.

     
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    Hello,
    I assume that by "only available spaceball" you refer to 3Dconnexion's spacemice. If that is so, I have recently released a free software reimplementation of their proprietary "magellan" library as part of my "free spacenav" project: http://spacenav.sourceforge.net

    Consider the idea of adding support based on my library, and contact me for any details (nuclear@siggraph.org). I'd even be interested in writing the necessary code for freeglut, since I use it a lot myself.