Logitech company 3Dconnexion announced Wednesday that its Mac-compatible
input device now supports Adobe’s Photoshop CS3 and CS3 Extended versions. It also works with Photoshop CS2.
The SpaceNavigator is designed to be used in your alternate hand, a companion to a conventional mouse and keyboard. Applying slight movements to the controller, you can pan, zoom and rotate 3D objects. It connects to a Mac or PC using USB, and features a glowing blue ring to let you know when it’s active.
3Dconnexion says the SpaceNavigator is useful for 3D artists working in Photoshop, for previewing 3D models, for example, or for creating detailed texture maps. The SpaceNavigator can also be used to pan and zoom traditional 2D images.
The SpaceNavigator is available in a Personal Edition for $59 and a Standard Edition for $99; the difference is in the user license and technical support.