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Registered: ‎10-27-2015
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Which 3D Mouse for IMAGINE Photogrammetry and SAFA

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Dear all,

 

I have to chose a new (to buy) 3D mouse for a customer that uses IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY and SAFA 2018.

I am not so expert on these 3d mice, so I am doing a research on the web. These are all the mice listed in the System Requirements 2018:

 

  • TopoMouse™ or TopoMouse USB™: it is sold by this company ;
  • Immersion 3D Mouse: not more available on the market. The new model is this;
  • MOUSE-TRAK: it is available here. (this model seems to me a bit vintage:-), is it good?;
  • Stealth 3D (Immersion), S3D-E type, Serial Port: on the stealth website I cannot find this model)
  • Stealth Z, S2-Z model, USB version: on the stealth website I cannot find this model)
  • Stealth V, S3-V type (add as a serial device): (on the stealth website I cannot find this model);
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceExplorer mouse: this model is not more available on the market. The new model is called 3D Connexion Space Mouse Pro;
  • EK2000 Hand Wheels: I cannot find information about this on the web;
  • EMSEN Hand Wheels: I cannot find information about this on the web;
  • Z/I Mouse: is this model available on the market?

What do you think about my list? Is it correct?
Can you please help me?

Super Contributor
Posts: 505
Registered: ‎10-27-2015

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

Any hints?

 

thank you

Staff
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎06-30-2016

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

  • TopoMouse is still in production
  • SoftMouse 3D is also a supported device.
  • I will not advice Mouse-Trak. It does not have that many buttons  to be mapped. 
  • For the Stealth Mouse, their website is not easy to navigate to find products. I would advice you to send them an email to ask about the availibility of the supported devices. 
  • We are working on adding support to 3D Connexion Space Mouse Pro. 
  • The Hand wheels are from the Analytical photogrammetry time. I don't think you will find them in the market.
  • Z/I Mouse is not in production.

 

Regards, Sam

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Registered: ‎11-10-2015

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

Thank you very much  for the reply Sam,

Is Softmouse 3D supported by ERDAS and ERDAS EXTENSIONS FOR ARCGIS?

I can't find it in the system requirements.

We (Planetek) opened the dev ticket for the Space Mouse Pro :-)

Super Contributor
Posts: 505
Registered: ‎10-27-2015

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

Dear Sam,

I have just receveid an aswer from Tim Robert (Stealth Mouse):

 

  • Stealth 3D mouse replaced by S1-V, S2-V, S3-V, S4-V
  • Stealth Z replaced by S1-Z, S2-Z, S3-Z, S4-Z
  • Stealth V replaced by S1-V, S2-V, S3-V, S4-V

So, according with the ERDAS IMAGINE 2018 System Requirements, this means that we can use this two model:

  • S2-Z;
  • S3-V

Is this right?

Staff
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎06-30-2016

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

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For now, these are your options:

 

  • Softmouse 3D
  • S3-Z (I think S2-Z is a typo error)
  • S3-V (this is a USB device but has to be used/added as a serial device). 

 

 
Super Contributor
Posts: 505
Registered: ‎10-27-2015

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

Thank you very much Sam!

So S2-Z is a typo error from the System Requirements 2018?
Why Softmouse 3D is not listed? thank you very much

 

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Staff
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎06-30-2016

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

We missed adding SoftMouse 3D to the list but when you bring up the Add devices dialog in Stereo Point Measurement tool (SPM) and/or TE, you will see it is listed there.

 

Super Contributor
Posts: 505
Registered: ‎10-27-2015

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

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Thank you very much Sam,

Just to be sure ( I am going to buy two mice for a customer) the Steal mice supported are:

  • S3-Z 
  • S3-V (this is a USB device but has to be used/added as a serial device).

What are the differences between these two mice? Which one do you suggest to buy?

 

 

Lat but important thing.  Are you sure that  S2-Z a typo error in the ERDAS 2018 System Requirements?

Because S2-Z is also listed in the 2016 system requirements.

Thank you

Best Regards

Staff
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎06-30-2016

Re: WHICH 3D MOUSE FOR IMAGINE PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND SAFA

The main difference between the two is that S3-Z is supported as a USB device while S3-V is supported as a Serial device. I think it is relatively easier to set up the S3-Z (compared to the S3-V). I am sure about the typo.

 

Regards, Sam

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