My post about the Wii Remote, A Wii Bit of Fun, generated tons of interest. People seem to be enamored with the Wii. Some of you asked about how one controls Autodesk software using the steps Brian Pene laid out:
This graphic depicts the mappings Brian used for Autodesk Design Review 2008 commands and shortcuts, but it isn't limited to these by any means. You can completely customize any aspect of any application now that the Wiimote events are fully exposed. For instance, you could even use a variety of event stacks from the Wiimote, combined with gesture recognition algorithms, to have the Wiimote recognize gesture movements.
Brian has a Glovepie script that works based on these mappings with Autodesk Design Review. To use it, open the script Wiimouse_ADR.PIE in Glovepie and run it with the Wiimote connected via Bluetooth.
Thanks, Brian. "This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef. This little piggy had none. This little piggy cried wii wii wii all the way home." Considering low-cost alternative input devices with powerful CAD software is alive in the lab.