Endorsement for our classes, workshops, teaching and expertise

We develop our haptic (virtual 3D touch) 3D modelling software Anarkik 3D Design for applied artists and designer makers to make designing and 3D printing more straightforward and accessible. Ann Marie Shillito, CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd, runs the courses with assistance from Elizabeth Armour, on 3D modelling and about 3D printing and this is what participants, most non-CAD users, say about the experience:-

On our Taster courses:

Laura van Weegen (submitted on 2014/10/07)  “If you are completely new to 3D product design, like me, then 1/2 Day Taster session is a fantastic place to start. Anarkik 3D Design is a highly intuitive piece of software so it doesn’t take long to get to grips with the basics and from there you can start having some fun. Also Ann Marie’s enthusiasm for all things 3D printed is catching, you’ve been warned, and now I just can’t wait to get started. Thanks for a great session.”

Alexander Hope (submitted on 2014/09/30) “An excellent primer to the basic functions of the programme! The evening also proved to be an informative overview of 3-D printing and the different qualities of various methods of creating designs and printing them in various materials. I feel quite confident of beginning to work in this software. Many thanks for a lovely and informative evening to Ann Marie!”

Lisa Arnott Jewellery/SilverHub Studios   “Yes I had a great time and can see a whole host of possibilities in terms of creating contemporary jewellery. The lenght of work shop was just enough time for me to understand the process and be introduced to the possabilities.Your teaching was gentle, reassuring, encouraging and gave me the confidence to feel that designing with this programme could be possible.

Its amazing that you have created such a programme that gives the maker the opportunity to ‘feel’ the object they are creating which as a designer maker is really important.” 

Jim Gilone “The course was an excellent taster. Long enough to get a good feel for the set up and decide if it might be for you, with out being so long it would cause your head to explode. It is a lot to take in and I really valued the opportunity to do more the next day to embed what I’d learned.

Breaks were well judged and offered a little chance for discussion and handling the printed artefacts. Maybe more could be made of the why do you want to do this session in terms of a networking opportunity, but in the time available the off screen time was about right. Very glad of the coffee as I was fasting maybe next time I’ll be able to have a biscuit.

Balance of input and hands on was good and your judgement of when folk needed help and those less formal inputs was really good. 3-4 seems like a good group size for a solo event.” 

1 day masterclass for 6 jewellers from Dunfermline College, 19th May 2014:

Nikki Henderson “Thanks very much for Monday, I really liked using your software.  The designs have all now been uploaded to Sculpteo, and should be with us on 3rd June, in plenty of time for the exhibition.”

Karen McGregor  “Thanks you so much again for your time on Monday. I loved working with Anarkik 3D.”

Amanda McGrattan “I would also like to take this opportunity to say thanks again for our class on Monday.  I really enjoyed it and found it very helpful, even though I was a bit worn out by the end of the day. We are hoping to get our files sent to Sculpteo today. ..”

Susan Wilson “Thank you so much for today. I have been having a look at my design on Sculpteo and I really like it, thank you so much for your help.”

Carolyn Stuart “Thank you for a really great productive day on Monday.  What a difference to working with Rhino!   We’ve uploaded our files to Sculpteo today and should have all items back by 3rd June.”

3 Day masterclasses:

Wilson P.K, Fashion Design Student, “I came to Edinburgh this beautiful city to study programme “Anarkik 3D Design” and 3D printing in March 2013, and I have to say, Ann really helped me to understand the processes of 3D printing. And I found the programme Anarkik 3D Design very helpful, especially as the programme is built particularly for artists like me – I found it much easier to create an object in 3D.”

Masako Kamaguchi, Contemporary Designer Maker: “Oh what a wonderful time I had, trying out Cloud 9 / Falcon!

Hiltje Wynia, Contemporary Designer Maker: “It is my pleasure to let you know, that I enjoyed the 3D course very much. You have proven to be an excellent teacher; I have enjoyed your personal instruction and appreciated the time you have given to me. While the course was very interesting, it was also very complicated. As a matter of fact I thought it was rather tough.

Now and than I got a bit confused, because of the rather large load of new information. Also I felt that there was not enough time between the different topics, that were taught. I would have liked more time to practise before a new chapter was treated. As a foreign language speaker, I had sometimes difficulties understanding the technicalities of the process; the technical language was so new for me.

Finally, I would like to tell you that I think the 3D course has proven to be an excellent course, which has given me new ideas about designing jewelry. I had sometimes difficulties understanding the technicalities of the process; the technical language was so new for me”.