Razer naga, the shortcut Junkies best friend
Hey guys, so i’ve been asked what kind of input device i use for working with Cinema 4D. and well here it is. Its the Razer Naga 2014 edition. I’ve been using this one for just over a year, and had the previous version of this for about 3 years, before the right click stopped holding. So im a pretty big fan of these mice. This one as you can see has sustained some damange on the buttons, but i only noticed it now when i started taking photos 🙂 just some of the paint coming off, i guess because of all my body oils and sweat, from all the hard work i do =)
12 Extra Buttons
Originally the 12 buttons on the side where intended for gamers so they can cast spells, or whatever they do, but i find them just as handy in every day work.
for example i have the tilt of the Scroll wheel set to copy and paste, ) it can tilt right and left as well as scroll and middle click.
Then i have the top row set to Num Enter ( comes in handy in many places, but the Num one is used because in photoshop it lets you drop a transform quicker), left, right arrow keys for browsing through image galleries
Row after that is mouse button, 4,5 ( the regular back forward commands, rectangular selection in c4d, v key radial menu). 8 key is bound to F9, so i can set keyframes quickly.
Then the row at the bottom, so the Numbers 1,4,7 are mapped to F8 to play timeline in c4d ( with ctrl it does a render region), F6 top open picture viewer with ctrl.
The rest get mapped as i need them Sometimes i find myself pressing the same thing a lot. so i map that button/or command to one of the other buttons. Its pretty organic.
Really important feature, especially if you are working on multiple screens, or just a really big monitor. what it does basically is this: the slower you move your mouse the less it moves. But the faster you move it, the father it goes. So that way, if you need to click something small, you move your mouse slowly and its very accurate, and when you need to access something on the other side of the screen, you don’t need to do the awkward lift and move thing, you just flick it between your fingers.
Hope this was helpful, if you have any questions shoot.
I used a logitech G700s for sketchup shortcuts. it is a gaming mouse also.
ooh, that looks like a sweet mouse too. although i dont like those buttons in the corner of the left click. i used to have 2 on my older razer naga, never was comfortable to use em 🙁
I tried The Razer Naga Epic Chroma, my personal opinion was that the extra keys were awesome for creative apps. But the feel and weight of the mouse was super weird. It was way too light for me. I opted for the Logitech MX Master. It feel like it was made for my hand, but i miss the Naga’s extra buttons.
whatever makes you happy 😀
i also just got the master mx,but under OS X in c4d the behavior was odd, the middle mouse button was only working once in four or five clicks, wich made it horrible to work with and i sent it back, maybe it´s just a mac thing