Haptic-Based Consumer 3D Mouse from 3D Systems

(3Ders.org) 3D Systems is offering another tool for creating 3D models. The company has announced the debut of its haptic-based, consumer 3D mouse for intuitive 3D sculpting and design, the Touch, with instant force feedback that mimics the sense of physical sculpting. The Touch works with 3DS’ Cubify Sculpt, a virtual clay sculpting tool that lets users design 3D creations from scratch starting with a box, sphere or cylinder of virtual clay from existing templates. Priced at $499, including Cubify Sculpt software, the Touch is expected to available during the second quarter of 2014 and will be on display for the first time at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.