3Dconnexion launches 3DxLabs

22 January 2009

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3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, is launching 3DxLabs, a new online resource designed to bridge the gap between traditional product development and community-driven innovation.

Whether you are an early adopter, a 3D enthusiast or design engineer, visitors to have the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and emerging innovations, technologies and potential products in the developmental stage. In addition, 3DxLabs visitors are invited to share their views with 3Dconnexion engineers and developers, thereby helping to influence future product priorities.

Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion, says: "The 3DxLabs website was designed to foster a collaborative development process so we can better support our community in the ways that are most important to them. In addition, customer feedback has always been important to us, and this allows for another avenue in which people can share their opinions about what's working and what is not, ultimately contributing to our future application goals, plans and support."

One of the first applications available at 3DxLabs is a 3Dconnexion plug-in for Caligari, a subsidiary of Microsoft, trueSpace7.6, the free 3D modelling, rendering and animation software. 3Dconnexion 3D mice give design engineers, illustrators, architects, animators and 3D enthusiasts using trueSpace7.6 a streamlined workflow by providing a compelling two-handed work style for more intuitive viewing and editing of 3D models and designs.

In addition, 3Dconnexion 3D mice integrate into trueSpace's collaborative environments for creating and sharing designs in real time, including transferring models to Microsoft Virtual Earth, helping to ensure a consistent 3D design interface and immersive design experience.

Roman Ormandy, founder of Caligari, says: "We are delighted that trueSpace7.6 is now available to customers at 3Dconnexion's new 3DxLabs. The mouse and keyboard are inherently 2D inputs, great for text documents or photo manipulations, but lacking when it comes to moving around a genuine 3D environment. 3Dconnexion's 3D mice solve that, making it intuitive and easy to fly through 3D worlds in trueSpace or Virtual Earth, so you can be immersed in them like never before."

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