Anarkik3D Design 3D modelling package uses the Falcon Haptic Device because it has proved over 9 years of use to be very robust and reliable, providing good sensation of touch and movement in 3D.
Anarkik3D Design has been developed to take advantage of the Falcon Haptic Device’s freedom of movement in three dimensions, allowing the user to move naturally in a virtual 3D space. The Falcon also provides ‘haptic feedback’ to the user – this means that the user can feel the hardness, shape and texture of the virtual object they are modelling. This sense of touch is provided by actuators/engines within the device responding to the virtual actions on screen.
From Novint’s website:
“The Novint Falcon is an entirely innovative type of game controller. Replacing your mouse or joystick, the Falcon is, essentially, a small robot that lets you experience true virtual touch unlike any controller in history.
The Novint Falcon lets you control a game in three dimensions, and also lets you feel high-fidelity three-dimensional force feedback. The Falcon controller moves right and left, forwards and backwards, like a mouse, but also moves up and down. When you hold the Falcon’s detachable Grip and move your cursor to interact with a virtual object, environment, or character, motors in the device turn on and are updated approximately 1000 times a second, letting you feel texture, shape, weight, dimension, and dynamics. The Falcon lets you control and interact with games in more realistic way, allowing you to develop real physical skill and muscle memory, adding a new dimension to gaming.”