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Any advice on using a gaming keypad for Maya

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I'm currently in college for game design and one of my classes this semester is 3d modeling using Maya. I have a friend, also in the major here, who got a gaming keypad more for 3d modeling than for actual gaming. He said the shortcuts and thumbstick would help with the modeling. I just wanted to see if anyone here has used one for 3d modeling before and if so would it be worth it to invest in one if i want to be serious about modeling and make it part of my career. Also, if you do recommend getting one, which? I really like the Razer Orbweaver but its a little expensive. I was also thinking about the Razer Nostromo because woot.com has them refurbished for about $30. Thanks everyone.
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I have thought about getting one for this primary purpose. I would assume that it would make keybinds easier than they are on a standard keyboard. Personally I would use it in the Adobe products and C4D more than Maya, but that is the only difference. I can imagine that say in Photoshop you wanted to undo something 4 steps back, instead of pressing and holding Ctrl+Alt+Z 4 times,.you could just press one button on the pad 4 times. I am sure the same goes for Maya, but as I am not familiar with the program, I am not positive.
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