3dRudder: the must-have spectator mode controller for eSports

eSports spectating like never before

Ask the 3dRudder whatever you wish

The 3dRudder is an ideal spectator mode controller compatible with any PC game hence with all famous eSports games with spectator modes like Dota 2, CS:GO, Overwatch, and many more. The 3dRudder is a versatile foot-powered motion controller that can emulate a keyboard, a keyboard+mouse and a VR controller if you’re spectating a VR game.

360° of free camera control during matches

Use the 3dRudder foot-powered motion controller to control your camera and choose the exact angle and viewpoint you want. All it takes are effortless movements of your feet on the 3dRudder: tilt the device forward/backward, left/right, rotate it or exert pressure with your heels and toes to trigger movement. The 3dRudder will take you wherever you want to with surprising agility.

Free up your hands

The 3dRudder is a foot-powered motion controller. While comfortably seated at your desk or couch, your feet control your camera moves during matches, freeing up your hands for snacking, grabbing a drink, or taking notes on maps and best tactics. Spectating becomes more immersive and thrilling.

Improve your skills or just relax

The 3dRudder is the ideal motion controller for spectating eSports, no matter your motivation: simply having a good time or improving your own skills. Thanks to its intuitive controls, its agility and the fact that it frees up your hands, the 3dRudder will help you get a fuller understanding of the game, and definitely change the way you spectate eSports.

Universal

The 3dRudder is compatible with any PC game and spectator mode

Easy set up

Thanks to our free software the Dashboard, it takes only a few clicks

Intuitive

It takes less than 1 minute to master the controls of your 3dRudder

Immersive

Enjoy spectator mode at its best comfortably seated at your desk or couch

Get started in less than 5 minutes

Sit down comfortably

Plug your 3dRudder to your PC

Open the 3dRudder Dashboard

Choose your settings

Pick up a match & spectate!

Most acclaimed spectator modes with the 3dRudder

 
 
 
 
 
 

Characteristics

ComputerPC – Desktop, Laptop
OSWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Power/DataUSB (2 meter cable)
Modes availableKeyboard mode
Mouse mode
Joystick/HOTAS mode
VR mode
Games compatibilityAny PC games
Steam VR games
Oculus games

Getting started: 3dRudder’s Dashboard, the user-friendly tool

No matter the game you want to spectate, all you have to do is use our free software, the 3dRudder Dashboard, and activate the mode you need. Getting started really is a matter of a few clicks.

 

Games configurations: the easiest way

In this tab, you’ll find ready-to-play configurations we prepared for you. The list includes lots of games and gets enriched on a weekly basis. All you need to do is select the game you want to play and click the button ‘activate games settings’ to send the parameters to your 3dRudder.

Monitor games list: find here the most acclaimed one like World of Warcraft, Battlefield, Counter Strike: Global offensive, Overwatch, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Siege 6, and many more.

Steam VR games list: configurations for VR games that can be played with HTC Vive or Windows Mixed Reality HMD’s and are available on Steam VR.

Oculus Rift games list: configurations for VR games that can be played with Oculus Rift.

 

Keyboard + Mouse mode

This special mode is especially well fitted for spectating games in what we call ‘3D mode’ because it combines key mapping (WASD or ZQSD) with mouse functionalities.
The Keyboard + Mouse mode can be activated through the games configurations tab, under the name ‘FPS WASD + Mouse’ or ‘FPS ZQSD + Mouse’ of the monitor games list.

Select this configuration and click ‘activate game settings’ to send parameters to your 3dRudder.

Please note that this configuration cannot be customized that’s why you need to make sure that the keys assigned to the 3dRudder match the keys set up in your game.

 

Keyboard mode

The keyboard mode lets your 3dRudder emulate a keyboard with up to 8 keybindings.
Map the keys by simply selecting the axis of the 3dRudder with your mouse and then typing in the key you want to assign including special keys like shift, control and alt.
Double Threshold: thanks to this function, you can map 2 keys for the same axis. Tilting the 3dRudder a little triggers the 1st key, tilting it more triggers the 2nd key.
Trigger (%): move the cursor to the left/right to adjust the thresold level that will trigger the key.
Once you’re satisfied with your settings, click ‘apply parameters’. Please note that you first need to click ‘activate keyboard mode’ before entering your settings.

 

Frequently asked questions

Is the 3dRudder compatible with any game?

The 3dRudder is compatible with any PC game as well as with VR titles. As of now, we don’t yet support consoles like Sony PSVR or Microsoft Xbox but we’re working on it!

Why would I use the 3dRudder for the spectator mode?

The 3dRudder is especially convenient when it comes to spectating games because it leaves your hands free. As it is foot-powered, it means you can be seated comfortably at your couch and enjoy matches while snacking!

Can I do as much with the 3dRudder as with my usual controller?

Definitely yes! Not only is the 3dRudder a very versatile motion controller but it is also very flexible: it lets you customize settings, map keys, and can be combined with your usual controllers.

Can I use the 3dRudder to spectate VR games?

Absolutely. The 3dRudder is compatible with titles purchased on both Steam VR and Oculus store, and it can be combined with the hand controllers of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality HMD’s.

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