Why You Should Use a 3D Aim Trainer and not a 2D One
Whilst aim training, the environment in which you’re training is extremely important. One of the greatest benefits of an aim training environment is that it allows you to quickly and repetitively practice certain aiming skills – this provides a much greater volume of aim practice than you’d get during a game situation (you’re not constantly firing during a game).
However, for the training to be useful, it is essential that the environment exactly matches your game environment. For example, you wouldn’t practice your CS:GO skills in Overwatch as the mechanics are different. The good news is that Aiming.pro has advanced settings for altering field of vision and sensitivity to match your primary game environment. But there is a much greater factor which helps to match your game environment – simply that it a 3D aim training environment.
Why 3D Aim Training Matters
Ultimately, everything you see on your screen is in 2D. Your screen is flat right? However, due to the way that 3D environments create the perception of depth, any training completed in a 2D environment will not be helpful for playing 3D games.
When you move your cursor in any direction you’re rotating around a point in 3D space. Objects nearer to the rotation point require a greater amount of mouse movement to move to vs those at the same X & Y coordinates but with a greater Z (depth).
In a 2D environment, a target 8 inches away from your crosshair will take exactly double the mouse movement to hit as a target 4 inches away. This is not true for 3D environments. There is a non-linear relationship between how far a target is from your crosshair, and how far you need to move your mouse to hit it.
The Purpose of Practice
The point of aim practice is to develop hand-eye coordination for your fine motor skills (e.g. muscle memory). When talking about 3D vs 2D the ‘eye’ part of hand-eye coordination is what’s important. How your brain perceives the environment and makes quick judgements about how far and what direction your hand needs to move in is critical. If you’ve trained your brain in a 2D environment then move to your 3D gaming environment it will not function in the same way, therefore negating much of the aim training benefit.
One of the main purposes of training your aim is to strengthen the neurological pathways that allow you to quickly and accurately move your mouse to hit a target anywhere on the screen. For this to happen, it is essential that you practice in an environment that very closely replicates what you see in-game. Therefore, If you play 3D games, please do not train in a 2D environment. A 3D one is essential.