Anarkik3D and Calm Technology I was a new CEO of Anarkik3D in 2007. I wrote about how I perceived our approach to the development of 3D software should be. Something like this: “Visualise an elegant swan gliding along calmly and effortlessly (this is the user interface) and under water superbly evolved webbed feet (the programme we build) paddle away relentlessly against the current (general computer applications) to get where it wanted to be (a new enjoyable user experience)”. This is the core principle of the remarkable 3D modelling programme that my company, Anarkik3D, has built specifically for designer makers for their way of thinking andRead More →

Birgit and Ann Marie giving hands-on demos of haptic 3D modelling to just some of our many visitors at Munich International Handwerk&Design Fair.

Feedback from designer makers and students confirmed that Anarkik3D Design 3D modelling programme is on the right trajectory as it is focused on providing a straightforward interface and selected functionality, both fundamental to enabling many to finally access 3D print technologies. So many visitors delighted in finding an alternative programme to CAD. Read More →

Some of our Anarkik3D Design users have very generously shared their progress and work with us over the years and here we are celebrating Anarkik Creators and their jewellery. More here. Celebrating Anarkik Creators: ANNE EARLS BOYLAN Anne  is an established contemporary jeweller and lecturer at Belfast School of Art. She labelled herself a technological illiterate who has bought into Anarkik3D Design. She purchased her kit in January 2018, having participated in the Craft Council UK’s national Make:Shift:Do event we held. The black piece is from Anne’s latest batch of 3D prints designed using our software, 3D printed in polyamide, dyed black.   Anne has set moonstones in the pod, with pigmented polyurethane andRead More →

Anarkik3D's object for VADundee’s #myVADundee is its haptic 3D modelling software

Anarkik3D’s object for VADundee’s #myVADundee is, of course, its haptic 3D modelling software and here’s the reasons why: V&A Dundee, as an international centre of design, presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity: Anarkik3D is a young Scottish company that  develops world leading haptic enabled software which makes designing in 3D inclusive! What is really remarkable about their 3D modelling product, Anarkik3D Design, is the haptics because haptic means touch! So with Anarkik3D Design you experience the WOW sensation of actually touching and feeling virtual 3D objects and their properties of hardness and softness and use this in designing. The off-the-shelf robot-like haptic device is prettyRead More →

Donna Brennan Contemporary is pleased to announce an exciting  International Masterclass in London “Intuitive Haptic 3D Digital Modelling” ANARKIK3D DESIGN MASTERCLASS IN LONDON 13 Oct – 14 Oct 2018 with Ann Marie Shillito This intensive Anarkik3D Design Masterclass is geared to the requirements of jewellers, designer makers, applied artists and creative people who want to expand their business by taking advantage of 3D digital designing and 3D printing opportunities but find standard Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes very intimidating. Led by designer/maker/jeweller Ann Marie Shillito: author of the book ‘Digital Crafts – Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer Makers’. Ann Marie is CEO of Anarkik3D, which develops 3D modellingRead More →

14th September 11.55 pm.  just 4 hours into crowdfunding and 31 days to go and I am too excited and psyched to go to sleep but tomorrow will be busy busy busy as we start in earnest getting the word and the link out, and generate as much interest as we can. 14th Sept. 7.30 pm. All decisions made and ready to hit the IndieGoGo ‘GO LIVE’ green button at 8 pm.  This is our banner with the link. 14th Sept at 3 pm. IndieGoGo has 2 options: 1) the risky but more exciting route of ‘all or nothing’ where you have to meet your target, orRead More →

I was commissioned to write a book and my part is almost done. The copy editor sent me all her corrections, amendments and suggestions so the whole content had to be gone through with a fine tooth comb. Now there are 4 new images and their captions to collect together to fill gaps the editor would like filled! The publisher has started on the design of the pages so I ‘m looking forward to seeing the first roughs pretty soon. And what you ask is the book about? The title gives a pretty big clue. It is about how designer makers use digital technologies forRead More →