I might be doing something wrong but how to use the "Make Draggable Camera" middle click for the Apple Magic Mouse or the trackpad ?

I mean, how to go upward or downward the scene ? I even tried to download some third-parts apps to add some functionalities to the mouse or trackpad but it doesn't seem to work ...



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Currently Make Draggable Camera requires a physical middle button (specifically, something that generates NSEvents matching NSOtherMouseDraggedMask). We don't currently have an alternative for mice/trackpads that lack a physical middle button.

I converted this discussion to a feature request and opened it for voting.

@smokris ok thanks ...

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Steve ok thanks ...

Yeah all the other functions are available, but move up/right/left/down is lacking.

And as middle mouse buttons almost have completely disappeared for Macs, I think there are a lot of users unable to use that function.

Perhaps just the need to hold a specific key when scrolling or dragging would make it ...

For example

   Scroll : Zoom In/Out.
   Right Click Drag : Same as actual.
   Left Click Drag : Same as actual (move around spherically).

   Command + Click Left drag : Move up, down, left, right ...

I know Vuo 1.2 will include the HID node from Paul Bourke's request, didn't really understand what that request was about, but I was wondering if that would improve something concerning this draggeable camera ...

@Bodysoulspirit, yes, I'm

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Bodysoulspirit, yes, I'm thinking we'd add a keyboard-mouse combination to enable Make Draggable Camera to move through the scene without needing a physical middle button.

USB HID will enable Vuo to receive data from more USB devices (e.g., game controllers, SpaceNavigator), but it won't affect support for existing devices like mouse/trackpad.

that sounds good. can i

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that sounds good. can i suggest that a 3D application like Modo has a very slick set of keyboard shortcuts and mouse/stylus/trackpad combinations that makes reorienting the camera very easy once you learn it.

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