3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, announces the availability of a new software development kit (SDK), enabling developers of 3D design and visualization applications to quickly and easily implement support for 3Dconnexion’s award-winning line of 3D navigation devices, including the SpaceNavigator. The 3Dconnexion COM-based SDK for Windows is free and available immediately for download at www.3dconnexion.com/support.
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 most popular 3D applications, including Google Earth, Adobe Acrobat 3D, and Autodesk Maya.
3Dconnexion’s new SDK includes 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 (www.3Dconnexion.com/forum) and dedicated e-mail support.
“Developers of 3D applications are constantly seeking ways to enhance the interaction between people and their products,” said Froi Lomotan, director of software engineering for 3Dconnexion. “More and more developers are turning to natural and intuitive interfaces coupled with an advanced 3D navigation device. Our new SDK helps developers easily integrate six-axis navigation capabilities within their applications.”
Availability 3Dconnexion’s COM-based SDK for Windows is currently available at www.3dconnexion.com. Program instructions, samples and support information are available to registered participants at www.3dconnexion.com/sdk. The new 3Dconnexion SDK for Macintosh OS will be available on March 30, 2007. 3Dconnexion currently provides an SDK for Linux, which is available at www.3dconnexion.com/support.
The spaceNavigator PE (personal edition) device has a suggested retail price of $59.
The personal edition license supports non-commercial use of the device and offers online technical support only. It includes a user license that authorizes use by software developers, as well as for education and personal use. The SpaceNavigator SE (standard edition) device has a suggested retail price of $99. The standard edition license comes with an unrestricted user’s license and two years of full support (Web, E-mail, and phone).
3Dconnexion, a Logitech Company