We kick off on Wednesday 28th October 2020 with the first Wednesday Zoom meet-up for designer makers and applied artists to discuss 3D digital technologies and how this fortnightly series can be most useful and helpful. We want to expand the ways we can help people understand the options. We are inviting dialogue and welcome discussions where serendipitous interactions open up topics and inspire creativity.
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
The nationwide ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing’* exhibitions mark the 500th anniversary of his death. As part of the Ulster Museum‘s programme of events in Belfast, centred around their exhibition of Leonardo’s Drawings’ the Museum’s Education Officer organised workshops on 25th and 26th April on 3D modelling for 3D printing. The two one-day workshops were for teachers, designer makers and students and used Anarkik3D Design haptic 3D modelling programme. Workshop for school teachers The first workshop was for school teachers to experience haptic 3D modelling. The haptic sensation, as 3D virtual touch, makes Anarkik3D Design easy to access as no previous experience of 3D
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.
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 and
ANARKIK3D DESIGN MASTERCLASS Q&A: “Intuitive Haptic 3D Digital Modelling” This masterclass was held on 13 Oct – 14 Oct 2018, in London, and run by Ann Marie Shillito. Q. Regarding the Anarkik3D Design Masterclass, what is the difference between a workshop and a Masterclass? A. A workshop is a more general learning environment for explorations within a theme, be that context, material or process. A masterclass is a more intensive learning environment for professionals within a specific discipline and run by an expert in that discipline. This masterclass has more clearly defined outcomes and is structured to achieve these. Ann Marie Shillito, running the masterclass,
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 pretty