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Multiple Space Mouse


#1

Hi vvvvorum,
anyone tryed to connect multiple Space Mouse from 3D Connexion to 1 PC? I would like to connect 3 usb devices to the same PC. I notice that SpaceMouse (Devices) from the addonpack has spreadable outputs but I don’t know if it can manage multiple devices.

Any suggestions?


#2

Just gave it a try with 2 Space Mice. It doesn’t seem to be spreadable. The spacemouse node recognises both, but you move the same values. So basically both do the same, like 2 mice moving one mouse cursor.

Also in the description of the node it says you can only have one instance of the node.

So unfortunately doesn’t seem like its possible.


#3

try using SpaceMouse (HID) from mp.essentials ;)
I didn’t make that node spreadable in mind but you can select the device individually


#4

Oh, never noticed there was another one, because I already use a lot of the mp.essentials stuff. Its one of the default packs I always install ;)

Just tried it and yes, the node itself doesn’t seem to be spreadable, but you can just put 2 next to each other and select the device.

The space mouse receiver has up to 8 devices it supports, so it does totally seem possible to have up to 8 space mice.

Just tried 2 of the wireless space mice and its working fine to have both separate with the mp.essential node. Sweet.

spacemouse

ps: I still like the original spacemouse node though, since you DONT have to select the device making it much easier to have the same patch run on different machines which have a space mouse. With the mp.essential node you will probably have to select the device manually on every machine.


#5

What a great news! Do you think it works also with the SpaceMouse Compact with 3 USB cables?


#6

I cannot try that, since I only have one of the old ones and 3 of the wireless (they are great). But I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. I think the protocoll that is used by the spacemouse is pretty much the same in all the versions.


#7

Thanks guys! I’ll report here when I’ll have more SpaceMouse for the upcoming project.