I found some cool apps online that let you connect game controllers to your pc so you can play your games with them. One neat feature is that you can configure your controller sticks to move as a mouse so you can actually use your pc with the controller. Unfortunately the xbox/ps3 drivers are for Windows only.
To use a 360 or Dualshock controller you have to download 2 things :
the DS3 tool that has the driver that lets Windows actually use the things -->
(Tutorial included there)
And a config program called xpadder --> (If you're using a normal usb controller (like logitech or something) then this is app all you need.)
Here is an xpadder tut to get you going -->
It's very easy after the first time you do it. If you're using a normal usb controller then you can pretty much ignore all this other stuff.
Even though the DS3 tool has it's own config thing in the "custom" menu, it only works when you're connected to the internet. :headbang: So it's better to turn on the Ds3 tool so windows can see your controller and then open xpadder to set up your configuration.
One thing to remember is that to turn on the analog sticks you have to go to OPTIONS and then click ENABLE OPTION. I attached a pic so you can see it.
After all the boring installation stuff, you can start mapping your Maya shortcuts to your controller which is pretty cool. On my DS3 I mapped my right stick as the mouse and use the face buttons as the transform tools.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw - Man and Superman