3D Design

The image shows the logo of Making Design Circular, a member organisation.

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The people for whom I am writing this post believe in their expertise, integrity and autonomy as designer makers and applied artists, people who are open to learning new skills and open to the benefits of 3D digital technology: for enhancing their practice, helping make it more sustainable in the longer term – because they are concerned about the impact that climate breakdown is having globally. Hence this post on A 3D Digital Technology Journey: supporting a designer/maker’s more environmentally responsible practice. I am Ann Marie Shillito, a designer maker and jeweller, also co-founder and CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd. I have always been eco conscious.Read More →

A ring, white shank with red and black free-form objects on top. This uniquely different jewellery is by Allison Macleod, created by using Anarkik3DDesign and Rhino together.

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Award winning contemporary digital art jeweller, Allison Macleod, creates uniquely different and exciting jewellery by combining Anarkik3D’s way of 3D modelling (specifically developed to be more intuitive, organic and free-form) with her Rhino CAD programme.

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Wow! 12 years of Anarkik3DDesign and 3D haptic modelling In a series of over 20 banners we have summed up 12 years of Anarkik3DDesign, starting in 2010 and going through to 2022. Warm thanks go to our generous fellow AnarkikCreators for their permission to use images of their work to both demonstrate the amazing range of forms and objects that are possible with our Anarkik3DDesign haptic 3D modelling programme and promote what they do. Enjoy the scroll down. At the end are notes about why applied artists and designer makers are opting to use Anarkik3DDesign and why haptics is so appropriate for 3D modelling! 12Read More →

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This post celebrates (in) – Somnium: new work by Katja Prins, a jewellery artist in Amsterdam. Katja was introduced to Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D modelling programme, by her fellow jewellery maker, Birgit Laken and was immediately fascinated by this intuitive way of designing! The image shows 4 brooches, with 3D printed forms combined with silver and other elements. “(in) – Somnium” is exhibited at Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam until 17th December 2022. In her practice, Katja Prins reflects on her fascination for the relationship between technology and the human body. She is interested in the ambivalence, contradictions, the thin line between good and bad, improvementRead More →

Join in the discussion about using desktop 3D printers, and investigating using them more sustainably, designing better, and choosing eco-friendly materials. Wednesday June 22nd at 6 pm (UK time): Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-3d-printing-for-applied-artists-tickets-355186972797

Image shows a laptop screen running Anarkik3DDesign, a 3D modelling programme runninh on both PC and Mac, using a haptic device to touch and feel your virtual 3D models

Anarkik3D is collaborating with Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) to make loaning Anarkik3DDesign, with the haptic device, an affordable 3D modelling option for their Members. The haptic device is essential to this programme as it both enables you to touch and feel in 3D as you manipulate and form your model, and to move the cursor in all directions. The special offer on the monthly loan fee for the package includes the hardware with the haptic 3D modelling software.

An image that shows the 3 dimensional linear form created using sweeping gestures of the hand controllers in GravitySketchVR.

This is a blog about the explorations of 8 applied artists in Scotland into the potential of using Virtual Reality in their practice. The DISTANCE Project was initiated by Applied Arts Scotland
and the objective craft engagement, about collaborating and sharing experiences and objects in new and exciting ways.

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 3DRead More →