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3Dconnexion 3D Mice Now Supported by CryENGINE 3 SDK

3Dconnexion 3D Mice Complement Crytek’s proprietary real-time Game Development Solution Helping CryENGINE Developers Accelerate Creative Processes


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SIGGRAPH, Booth #1013) – 3Dconnexion, the world‘s leading provider of 3D mice for design and visualization professionals, today announced certified 3Dconnexion 3D mouse support in the CryENGINE® 3 SDK, the all-in-one game development solution from Crytek. With a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse, CryENGINE developers can now fluidly navigate in 3D environments, dramatically improving game development productivity, freeing-up time and energy to fuel their creativity.

Developed by Crytek, a Frankfurt-based company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, CryENGINE is available to anyone without charge for non-commercial use.  It is also licensed by leading game developers around the world and has been the development engine for scores of popular games from industry leaders.

“Creating the next blockbuster game requires a combination of incredibly talented minds armed with the best development tools available,” said Antonio Pascucci, vice president of products, 3Dconnexion. “The introduction of 3Dconnexion 3D mouse support to the CryENGINE community provides greater control over complex 3D environments to enthusiasts, hobbyists and major developers alike, making it easier to create stunning results and gauge how the end result will look for players.” 

3Dconnexion 3D mice augment the high-performance capabilities of the CryENGINE environment, including its near-photorealism in indoor and wide-open outdoor environments, and extraordinary special effects. Until now, navigating a scene in the CryENGINE development mode could only be accomplished with a traditional mouse and keyboard. Now, with a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse in one hand, CryENGINE users can navigate in 3D, flying smoothly and naturally through the most complex virtual environments while simultaneously using a regular mouse and tablet in the other to select, create and edit. The result is a natural two-handed work style that enables the designer to develop a better understanding of the end-user experience, and can dramatically increase development speed, comfort and creativity.

“We are very excited that 3Dconnexion will be showcasing the 3D mouse integration at SIGGRAPH this year,” said Carl Jones, director of global business development, CryENGINE. “We are committed to giving developers a complete game development system, and the integration of 3D mice complements that effort, giving users the ultimate level of 3D control in an already powerful all-in-one development platform.”

The 3Dconnexion 3D mouse integration in CryENGINE 3 offers the game development community a range of design features and extra touches, including the ability to customize function keys, sensitivity settings and editor camera speeds. In addition, the 3D mouse controller cap can be twisted to adjust the time of day or to perform linear animation scrub.

3Dconnexion will be demonstrating 3D mouse integration in CryENGINE 3 in booth #1013 at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 7-9.

About 3Dconnexion 3D Mice

3Dconnexion 3D mice revolutionize the way users work with 3D applications by providing a more natural and intuitive way to interact with digital 3D content. By gently manipulating the controller cap, users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate their 3D models or camera position while using the standard mouse or tablet to select, create and edit. It’s an intuitive, balanced and cooperative work style that results in increased productivity, improvements in creativity and enhanced comfort.


The entire 3Dconnexion product line is compatible with CryENGINE 3, including the Professional Series with the SpacePilot Pro (MSRP $399), SpaceMouse Pro (MSRP $299) and SpaceExplorer (MSRP $299), and the Standard Series with the SpaceNavigator (MSRP $99) and SpaceNavigator for Notebooks (MSRP $129).

About 3Dconnexion
3Dconnexion is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization professionals. Supported by today’s most popular and powerful 3D applications, 3Dconnexion 3D mice offer a more intuitive and natural way to interact with digital 3D content. 3Dconnexion’s award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by engineers, designers, architects and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion’s North American headquarters are in Boston, Mass. and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.3Dconnexion.com. You may also connect with 3Dconnexion on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/3Dconnexion) and Twitter ( http://twitter.com/3Dconnexion).

About Crytek

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China). Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio and a2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).

For more information, please visit www.crytek.com and www.mycryengine.com.


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