If you want to assign the motion controls on the 3D to any knob in Ableton doing it is quite easy.
- Open Ableton Preferences and enable REMOTE IN under the MIDI/SYNC tab
- Close the preferences and press the MIDI button on the top right of Ableton's interface, you should see part of the screen turn blue
- Click on the parameter or knob you'd like to control with the accelerometers and then tilt your unit in the direction you want it assigned.
- Click on the MIDI button again to exit mapping mode and you now should be able to control that parameter with your 3D.
This process can be repeated along all 4 axis and for the rotation controls too.
Note: The motion controls on your unit are calibrated when you connect it so make sure it's sitting in a flat surface to avoid erratic behaviour.