Tech Soft 3D Integrates HOOPS With 3Dconnexion 3D Mice

BERKELEY, CA and FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 03, 2008 -- Tech Soft 3D (TS3D), the leading provider of core graphics components to the engineering and design software industry, today announced support for 3Dconnexion's 3D mouse product line with HOOPS® 16.1. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) licensing HOOPS are now able to easily add support for 3Dconnexion's 3D mice in their applications, offering their customers greater 3D navigational features.

HOOPS® is a 2D/3D development platform for creating and enhancing professional-grade applications. It has been successfully deployed within over 175 engineering applications from leading companies and organizations. As programmers transition to HOOPS 16.1 and integrate support for 3D mice, more and more creative professionals will benefit from effortless movement and control within their 3D application workspaces.

"We are very excited to be working with Tech Soft 3D to integrate support for our 3D mice into HOOPS 16.1," said Ziva Nissan, 3Dconnexion's director of product marketing. "With this announcement, the number of applications that will be able to easily support 3D mice rapidly increases, ultimately giving designers more control of 3D objects and environments."

By simply moving the controller cap featured on the 3D mice, designers can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate without stopping to select commands. A subtle increase or decrease in pressure accelerates or slows motion, enabling precise micro-adjustments.

3Dconnexion provides advanced and affordable 3D mice that are supported by more than 120 of today's most popular 3D applications, including Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 Extended, Autodesk® Inventor™, AutoCAD®, 3ds Max®, and Maya®, Cinema 4D, form*Z, SolidWorks®, and all top-tier 3D CAD applications.

About HOOPS and Tech Soft 3D

HOOPS is a set of extensible, high-level components that dramatically simplifies the design, development and maintenance of high-performance, interactive 2D/3D applications. HOOPS components provide the technology building blocks for developers to create custom, high-performance applications capable of driving OpenGL and/or Direct3D. Developers work from a high-level to extend and customize the HOOPS framework, taking advantage of the power of the underlying set of libraries. Rather than attempting to re-invent the vast functionality already encapsulated within the HOOPS product set, developers can focus their development efforts on their true value-add and build better software faster. For more information, visit

About 3Dconnexion, a Logitech Company

3Dconnexion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Logitech, is the leading provider of 3D mice for 3D design and visualization. 3Dconnexion devices support today's most popular and powerful 3D applications by offering users a more intuitive and natural way to interact with computer-generated 3D content. 3Dconnexion's award-winning 3D mice serve a wide variety of industries and are used by 3D designers, animators and artists worldwide. 3Dconnexion is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with European headquarters in Seefeld, Germany and offices worldwide. For more information, visit

HOOPS is a registered trademark. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 Tech Soft 3D

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