April 17, 2009

3Dconnexion 3D Mice Supported within Adobe Photoshop CS4

Fremont, Calif. - 3Dconnexion’s line of 3D mice is now supported by Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended software editions. Digital-content creators, architects, and product designers can use 3Dconnexion 3D mice within Photoshop CS4 Extended to control 3D models without switching tools. Within 2D designs, creative professionals can pan and zoom and adjust the brush size by twisting the controller cap.
New to Photoshop CS4 Extended, designers no longer have to switch to a 3D environment when editing; they can set a 3D layer as active to enable 3D mode. In addition, 3Dconnexion 3D mice automatically detect whether a layer is 2D or 3D and provide the appropriate navigation style for that environment. 3Dconnexion 3D mice enable designers to move in three dimensions simultaneously, using six-degrees–of-freedom sensor technology. By gently lifting, pressing, and turning the 3D mouse controller cap, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended users can view 3D models while designing. In addition, 3Dconnexion 3D mice complement the preview of 3D models in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended and are an ideal solution for creating detailed texture maps.

Additional information regarding availability and support includes:

-- 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice are compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended v11.0.1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4.6 and above.
-- SpaceNavigator Personal Edition (MSRP $59), SpaceNavigator Standard Edition (MSRP $99), SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129), SpaceExplorer (MSRP $299), and SpacePilot (MSRP $399) are available from professional CAD resellers and major online resellers including Amazon, Buy.com, CDW, Dell, and PC Mall. For a complete list of resellers or to buy directly, visit www.3Dconnexion.com.
-- 3Dconnexion’s line of 3D mice is supported by more than 130 of today’s most popular 3D applications, including Acrobat 3D, Google SketchUp, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Second Life Grid Platform, and all of the top-tier 3D CAD applications.

A complete list of supported applications is available online at: www.3dconnexion.com/solutions/cad/all_sup_app.php.