3Dconnexion’s line of 3D mice (http://www.3dconnexion.com) is now
supported by Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended software
editions on Mac OS X 10.4.6 and higher. 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 explicitly switch to a 3D
environment when editing, but 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.
Unlike traditional mice confined to motion on one flat plane,
3Dconnexion 3D mice enable designers to move in all three dimensions
simultaneously, using six-degrees–of-freedom sensor technology. By
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.