(Update: RESOLVED…(almost): SEE MY SECOND POST)
My 3Dconnexion Enterprise 3D mouse makes me MUCH faster in Modo, and also in Rhino except that in Rhino, the buttons that control Front, Right, Top views, and the Fit button, cannot be set and don’t work in their default configuration. I talked to 3Dconnexion and they say that McNeel needs to download their free SDK and make some tweaks.
The Enterprise has a dozen buttons across the top that I can assign to fire a keystroke combination or a macro that I assign. There’s a screen above those 12 buttons that shows the name of the macros I gave to those buttons. They work perfectly. So do the view buttons labeled V1-V3 The Iso button is also assignable. Unfortunately the highly important F (front), R (Right) and T (top) and Fit buttons are not assignable, not even when assigning a single keystroke, and they don’t do anything by default.
3Dconnexion officially supports Rhino for Windows but not officially for Mac.
Here is an excerpt of 3Dconnexion’s email to me:
“Adding 3D device support to an application is determined by the application developer rather than by 3Dconnexion. We have an SDK [Software Development Kit] which any software developer of the application vendor can download at no cost and which allows the integration of 3D device support in any software:
As a workaround I can assign V1-V3 to be Front, Right, Top but the big strength of these assignable buttons is that the muscle memory associations between a view and a button are the same regardless of the application, be it SketchUp, Rhino, Modo, etc. So I’m messing myself up a little by breaking that consistent association.