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Old 03-07-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Smile Doesanyone know of a keyboard-oriented 3d modeller for linux?

Hi All,
I have been doing some 3d modeling on Linux.
I am using FreeCAD.
My mouse (or Trackpad, rather) has hardware issues.
But my keyboard works great.
I was wondering if anyone has programmed an application or plugin that allows 3d modeling by keyboard (preferably with vi syntax).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Old 03-07-2019, 04:45 PM   #2
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I've played about with FreeCAD and Blender a few times. I'm sure there has been times when keyboards and scripts were used for this kind of thing but I doubt you have many options nowadays... other than get a decent mouse. It depends of course on your usage of those sort of programs but it must be a nightmare on even a trackpad.

I thoroughly recommend the MS Intellimouse Classic and thoroughly advise against Corsair! Don't be woo'ed by high DPIs either! I fed my 8000 DPI Corsair to the cat a long time ago!

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