Thinking of buying Anarkik3DDesign for PC or Apple Mac.

Making sure this programme is for you:

Thinking of buying Anarkik3D Design for PC or Apple Mac? Ursula Guttmann used it on her Apple Mac to create this form for a 3D printed ring.
Ursula Guttmann used it on her Apple Mac to create this form for a 3D printed ring.
  • You are here because you have discovered this alternate way of working digitally in 3D, a way that’s more in keeping with how you work.
  • The bundle of software (Cloud9) and the haptic device (Falcon) is positively affordable and justifiable! And it doesn’t need an expensive computer.
  • Having little or no previous experience of 3D design or modelling is not a barrier. Just basic knowledge of using a computer helps
  • Anarkik3DDesign is not CAD, it is a 3D modelling programme: it enables you to work and explore more freely than most CAD system allow.
  • Working more naturally with 3D movement and 3D touch (haptics) is definitely the way to go. And Anarkik3DDesign is fun to use.
  • Because Anarkik3DDesign is easy to learn and use, with scope to master, it fits into your practice. Besides you can be creating
    within as little as an hour from set-up!
  • You are not looking for a precision based, industry standard Computer Aided Design/modelling programme
  • No steep learning curve. Also no re-learning after a major break away as interaction is intuitive and the interface straightforward.
  • So finally a way to balance your time between designing and making, marketing, and enjoying your other interests
  • You are interested in learning on your own at your own pace using the online video tutorials, worksheets (links for each from here) and function list /hot keys (links for each from here). 
  • There is always the option of signing up to a training course/masterclass
  • Anarkik3DDesign runs on PCs and Macs. It is designed for mid range PC computers with a decent graphic card, and runs on a MacBook Pro

Buying Anarkik3DDesign and installing it:

  • Thinking of buying Anarkik3DDesign for PC or Apple Mac? Check the technical specifications to ensure your computer or laptop can run Anarkik3D Design
  • Order your Falcon haptic device. It is cheaper for you to buy direct from the USA, so it might take a while to arrive
  • Decide if you would like to attend a training course. If you come on a 2 day course and then buy Anarkik3D Design software within a month, we give a 15% discount
  • The licence/activation codes are emailed to you after purchasing Cloud9 software from our Shop . The Cloud9 price for either PC or Mac is the same: £430 + VAT but the download versions are different (PC from here, the Mac  version from here)
  • Cloud9 downloads directly into your folders to save. We don’t actually send you anything physical like a disk
  • Connect your new Falcon haptic device to your computer: you do not need to download or load any drivers as these are embedded in the Cloud9 software
  • Click on your Cloud9_setup_31 file (.exe format) to run the setup wizard – you need to have your activation codes handy.
  • Do register online and give your email address
  • With set-up finished, off you go, start modelling!
  • Contact us if you haven’t received your activation codes
  • Go here for more detailed set-up instructions
  • Watch our tutorials and try stuff out
  • Print out the sheet of Shortcut/hotkeys for easy reference
  • See Using Anarkik3DDesign for more tips!
Thinking of buying Anarkik3D Design? Exploring ideas?Prototyping using 3D printing? Easy, straightforward.
Thinking of buying Anarkik3D Design? Exploring ideas?Prototyping using 3D printing? Easy, straightforward.

Thinking of buying Anarkik3DDesign for PC or Apple Mac to access 3D printing?

  • Anarkik3DDesign was developed from the start for 3D print technologies.
  • You use solid primitives (sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, torus, 3D line) to deform and construct with so models are ‘water-tight’ with no holes or floating, unattached and problematic surfaces
  • For 3D printing you save your 3D models in the industry standard .stl format for straightforward upload for general 3D printing, and in .wrl format for 3D printing in multicolours
Thinking of buying Anarkik3D Design for PC or Apple Mac? This is a 3D printed 2 part ring designed using it on a PC and 3D printed in multicolour sandstone with a 3D printed steel ring shank.
3D printed 2 part ring designed using Anarkik3D Design and printed in multicolour sandstone with a 3D printed steel ring shank.
  • You can send your models to a professional 3D printing services*. Costs vary greatly depending on model size, materials, the processes used and the amount of help they provide. Upload your model for a free no-obligation quote, so no surprises.
  • There may be a local lab (such as Eagle Labs) or groups with a 3D printer that you can join, such as a Hacklab. You contribute to their costs, but this could be a low-cost option and good to prototyping and testing before committing to more expensive 3D prints.
  • Alternatively, you can buy your own 3D printer. These vary considerably in price, from build-your-own kits up to printers that cost thousands of pounds. You will also need to budget for the printing materials and any maintenance needed.
  • Go here for further info on 3D printing

*Try iMaterialise (Belgium), Shapeways (Netherlands), Sculpteo (France), Oceanz (Germany), Digits2Widgits (UK) …