Anarkik3DDesign: Free form 3D digital modelling with 3D touch

Anarkik3DDesign is for designer-makers and applied artists because it uses 3D haptics. Haptics means touch.

A Falcon haptic device brings amazing real-world sense of touch to digital 3D modelling – not a buzz or rumble. You feel your model as a solid 3 dimensional object.

3D touchability makes it intuitive and enjoyable to learn and use. You can easily teach yourself using our video tutorials and worksheets.

Anarkik3DDesign runs on PC and MacBook Pro and the full kit comprises:

  • Anarkik3D’s own Cloud9 software
  • Novint’s Falcon haptic device
  • Online tutorials
  • One-to-one workshops

Video: Introducing Anarkik3DDesign.

Anarkik3DDesign is optimised for creating 3D printable models.

It makes you feel like you are physically sculpting the objects in front of you.

Genna, Contemporary Jeweller   

“I think the program offers the right balance of intuitive creation mixed with parameters of control. Intuitive in the sense that it is connected to a 3D mouse and that it is easy to manage and learn the application. For me it is also a great advantage that the program is available for Mac too. The installation went quickly and easy without any problems. This is surprisingly exciting as the Falcon 3D mouse existed for Windows only.”

Ursula Guttmann,  Visual Artist

Anarkik3DDesign software

Image shows three dimensional interconnected wire forms created using Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D digital modelling software package which used a haptic device to enable the user to touch and feel the shape, hardness and texture of their virtual objects.
Image shows three dimensional interconnected wire forms created using Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D digital modelling software package which used a haptic device to enable the user to touch and feel the shape, hardness and texture of their virtual objects.

Anarkik3DDesign 3D modelling system with virtual 3D touch is for you, particularly if you have struggled with 3D modelling software in the past (eg Rhino).

Straightforward controls allow you to work fluidly without losing your creative flow. You have full movement in 3 dimensions, plus a real sensation of 3D touch (haptics) making modelling a more natural and enjoyable experience.

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The Falcon haptic device

Image shows the Falcon haptic device used with Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D digital modelling software package, to replace the 2D mouse. The haptic device looks a bit alien and enables the user to touch and feel the shape, hardness and texture of their created virtual objects.
Image shows the Falcon haptic device used with Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D digital modelling software package, to replace the 2D mouse. The haptic device enables the user to touch and feel the shape, hardness and texture of their created virtual objects.

The Falcon haptic device replaces your normal 2D mouse and gives a real sense of hardness, texture, and shape via ‘force feedback’.

It enables you to navigate the software’s three-dimensional space naturally as you can move the Falcon’s grasp in all directions. With the touch sensation you know where your models are in the space!

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Downloads:        pc      mac    

3D Printing your model

The image shows a desktop 3D printer, an Ultimaker, in the process of 3D printing using hot extruded plastic filament which is used to outline and fill in each x,y profile of the 'sliced' model, to produce a three dimensional object from the 3D digital model's data.
The image shows a desktop 3D printer, an Ultimaker, in the process of 3D printing using hot extruded plastic filament which is used to outline and fill in each x,y profile of the ‘sliced’ model, to produce a three dimensional object from the 3D digital model’s data.

Once you have prototyped/designed your object you can 3D print it to produce a physical model.

There is a range of 3D printing systems, materials and finishes. Colour options include dyed polyamide,  multi-colour printing. The quality of 3D prints from the different service companies is pretty good.

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Buy: 3D modelling software (£430 + VAT).     

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