Zürich, Switzerland - Procedural Inc. announced the support of 3Dconnexion’s line of 3D mice. As a result, artists and hobbyists can navigate the company's CityEngine software--used by game companies, such as Blizzard, Square Enix, THQ, and Rockstar North--and 3D city views with multiple degrees of freedom.
“For the development of urban game environments, the CityEngine jumps the hurdle of early ramp-up and quick iteration,” says Pascal Müller, CEO of Procedural Inc. “With the support of 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice for CityEngine, game professionals are allowed to take advantage of CityEngine’s functions and with the helicopter mode you can fly like Airwolf through vast generated 3D game cities.
”Unlike mice confined to motion on one flat plane, 3Dconnexion’s 3D mice allow game professionals to move in all three dimensions simultaneously, using six degrees of freedom sensor technology. By gently lifting, pressing, and turning the 3Dconnexion 3D mouse controller cap, game developers working in CityEngine can navigate and review 3D cities in a natural and intuitive manner,” explains Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion.
Ready-to-fly cities are provided with the free 30-day trial of CityEngine. As a special gift, Procedural and 3Dconnexion offers a free 3Dconnexion 3D mouse for the first 5 CityEngine PRO license buyers.
The CityEngine retails from a starting price of $3450.