To 3D print you need a printable digital model. The issue regarding the wherewithall to access 3D print technology is standard 3D design programmes as these are developed primarily for industrial designers requiring complex functionality to design for mass manufacturing processes. Applied artists, like myself, can’t afford the steep learning curves required to master highly complex prescriptive programmes. Not having the wherewithal to create sound 3D digital models to 3D print means that we can’t easily access this amazing technology. Looking for a way into 3D print technologies Colleagues and I researched, designed and created a remarkable 3D modelling tool for applied artists to work
Anarkik3D and Calm Technology As a new CEO of Anarkik3D in 2007, I perceived our approach to the development of 3D software as something like this: “Visualise an elegant swan gliding along calmly and effortlessly (a metaphore for our 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 wants to be (a new enjoyable user experience)”. This core principle is the heart of Anarkik3D’s remarkable 3D modelling programme built specifically for designer makers for their way of thinking and doing. Anarkik3DDesign, with virtual 3D touch (haptics) The 3D
V&ADundee’s exhibition ‘Design in Motion’ toured Scotland into June 2015. Anarkik 3D Design 3D modelling software was on board and presented a great opportunity to try haptics (virtual touch) – its amazing and makes working in 3D so much easier!
12th-13th March 2015. Madrid 3DPrintShow: Anarkik3D’s CEO has been invited to give a presentation at this event.
19th April. Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire.
20th April. V&ADundee evening event in Inverness for teachers and lecturers: Anarkik3D’s CEO will give a presentation.
21st – 23rd May. 3DPrintShow London: Anarkik3D will again, 4th year running, have a stand at this fabulous event. Get your tickets now!
10th June. Xpo North: Anarkik3D’s CEO will be on a discussion panel that covers issues within the Creative Industries.
21st June: Exhibition ‘Design in Motion’ organised by V&ADundee and in the Travelling Gallery arrives at the V&A in London.
Mid June. ‘HandMadebyMachine’ exhibition and symposium in Glasgow. Anarkik3D’s CEO will give a presentation