The other day my new Space Navigator was delivered, but I didn't even unbox it until yesterday. I got it going last night - certainly it's going to take me a bit of time to get used to it, but the smoothness is really good, and a lot of my troubles at first were due to simply having no clue how it worked.
If anyone buys a Space Navigator for Second Life they need to get different (user-built) drivers from the 3d Connexion forum as the ones given do not work. Another really wonderful piece of generosity is Tenebrous's SL settings explained here.
Once set up properly (and I'm still tweaking settings for me) the SN replaces your camera and navigates in three dimensions. As with everything it's a bit harder to use for me as I can only use one hand and it's not my (formerly) leading hand (I used to be right-handed), but it works, and isn't shaped for the right hand, which is very good indeed.
I found it when I was roaming the 'net looking for joysticks for the joystick flycam. I don't know if there are others, but this one works like a charm.
posted by - 11:55 AM