I had my doubts of its usefulness - I even had my doubt that I’d ever get used to it
and then the day came when 3dconnexion wrote drivers for Blender and I had to buy
it just because “it’s for Blender” (know that feeling?)
Well…after much delivery hassle it finally arrived and I tried it on a special edition
of Blender that can use it (ndof-blender) and got totally blown away with the performance.
This thing is SO intuitive to use that I wonder how I could do without for so long.
It may be faster to use short-cuts with the viewports - but FAR from this intuitive,
it has the feel of a real sculpting turntable …or a camera dolly that I am in total control of.
after just a few hours of use - it feels like second nature and its virtually piece of cake
to handle and its so much “fun” because you model a different way because of the
live “fly” action when you are working on a complex model - sure, shortcuts are more
effective but doesn’t give you this way of working wich is very inspiring (and did I mention - FUN!?!)
With the price range of the Personal Edition I bet there will be games (if not already)
supporting this thing. Its fun fun fun!
It gets my thumb up.