I run WWT on a mobile dome. I have been thinking of getting a MIDI controller to ease some processes during live presentations, i.e. not pre-made tours. If I’ve understood everything correctly (I probably haven’t) then the things you can get a MIDI controller to do are more or less the same things that you can get custom buttons and sliders to do in the View-menu. Is this more or less accurate?
I have already encountered some issues in experimenting with buttons and sliders, where I can’t get them to behave exactly the way I want. E.g. I have tried to make a button or slider to orbit whatever object I am looking at. However, this results in the view “stepping” around the object, one step for each click, rather than orbiting smoothly.
Does anyone have any experience in using MIDI-controllers? They strike me as a potentially powerful addition to a planetarium setup, but it would be nice to hear some thoughts and experiences before I invest in anything expensive.