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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-355186972797Read More →

Loan 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. Read More →

The image shows a few 3D forms created in GravitySketchVR, using the stroke drawing tool and a hand controller to make flowing forms using gestural movements.

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This is a post on Ann Marie Shillito’s personal interest about tacit knowledge and VR for Applied Artists: how we apply our ‘personal’ knowledge to working digitally and in virtual reality (VR). Ann Marie is a jeweller and joined Applied Arts Scotland’s DISTANCE2 Project to investigate ways in which makers could and would want to use immersive technology in their practice and to engage others with their craft practice. The theme that her small supportive group (ALM) focused on is how our tacit knowledge, as makers, enables us within our different disciplines to effectively make use of VR.Read More →

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. Read More →

Anarkik3D’s fortnightly Wednesday Zoom meet-up for designer makers and applied artists has changed focus. One year on, these will now be by invitation as we move to supporting the people who have either purchased Anarkik3DDesign or are loaning the package on a monthly basis.
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National exhibitions of Leonardo's drawings: Ulster Museum in Belfast, N. Ireland

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 3DRead More →

This is how prototyping progressed. Update on the post below: October 2016: three units were 3D printed in paper in colour on Mcor’s new 3D printer, prototyping them to check whether the holes through the length of the units could be cleared easily and how best to do that. The design of the units was moving towards what I wanted. Mcor’s ARKe technology offers high deffinition colour and our Anarkik3D Design package has some exciting ways to crisply colour surfaces by using coloured objects with complex curves and boolean subtraction. Serendipity is a delightful element in Anarkik3D Design which can be explored and played with as unexpectedRead More →

We set up Anarkik Creations Ltd to create a place where we can bring together the jewellers using Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software, and 3D printing to produce amazingly delicious pieces, and the people who relish wearing such outstanding statement jewellery that makes them stand out from the crowd! A range of these pieces are currently available through our crowdfunding project. Go see if you dare: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/anarkikcreations. The project ends at 7 pm GMT on 18th April 2016.Read More →