Anarkik3DDesign: 3D digital modelling with 3D touch
Anarkik3DDesign is a free form 3D modelling programme. It is for designer-makers and applied artists and is intuitive, easy-to-learn and fully 3D touchable. It runs on PC and MacBook Pro.
Haptics means touch. By using a Falcon haptic device Anarkik3DDesign brings an amazing real-world sense of touch to digital 3D modelling, not a buzz or rumble but feeling you model as a solid 3 dimensional object.
The full kit comprises:
- Anarkik3D’s own Cloud9 software
- Novint’s Falcon haptic device
- Workshops and online tutorials
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 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 and the real sensation of 3D touch (haptics), making modelling easier and more enjoyable.
The Falcon haptic device
The Falcon haptic device – or ‘3D mouse’ – replaces your normal 2D mouse and gives a real sense of hardness, texture, and shape.
The Falcon allows you to navigate the software’s three-dimensional space naturally as you control the cursor by moving the Falcon grasp in all directions. With the touch sensation you know where you are in the space!
3D Printing your model
Once you have prototyped/designed your masterpiece you can 3D print it to produce a physical object.
For 3D printing there is a range of systems, materials and finishes, colour options, or dyes. You can print multi-coloured as well as interconnecting parts and the quality of the prints from the different service companies is pretty good.