If you ever worked with the older CAD programs, you may be familiar with a bank of dials that is used for intuitive control. The Orbital 2 Creative Joystick from Tokyo startup Brain Magic Inc. is a similar device to that, but with just one joystick-like device. Orbital 2 (also known as ‘O2’) aims to replace keyboard shortcuts used by digital artists and creatives. The device resembles an old game controller and offers over 200 commands in a design that promised to trim away excessive shortcuts, hand cramps, and what creative field known as “creative fatigue.”
The device is compatible with keyboard shortcut of most applications in the market. Orbital 2 features an Orbital Engine that combines motions of 3 controllers in one: joystick, dial and button. This allows user to make adjustment to multiple parameters seamlessly. Up to 8 different dial functions can be assigned, each accessible based on the direction the joystick tilt. Moreover, there is a flat ring interface with 8 switches around the joystick which you can register multiple functions into a single switch and assign items to an on-screen menu overlay.
And finally, there’s a glow ring that boasts full-color RGB LED that gives you a visual cue of which application profile is active. According to the horse’s mouth, Orbital 2 Creative Joystick plays well with Adobe Creative Suite, Avid, Clip Studio Paint, and MediBang Paint, and the device has been tested by digital artists who have worked on projects for Marvel, Disney, the Star Wars franchise, and Harry Potter flicks. Brain Magic has taken to Kickstarter to peddle its new ware.
A pledge of 31,000 Yen or more (about $274 or more), it will get you an Orbital 2 Creative Pod. And if all goes as planned, i.e. the campaign gets funded, you can expect to see this magical tool at your doorstep sometime in January 2019.
Continue reading to find the pitch video with a few more details.
Images courtesy of Brain Magic.
Submitted via TIP US Page.