It is NOT ‘cheating’ to use Cloud9 and 3D printing ….

11 month’s ago I headlined a post on my own blog titled  “Is a designer ‘cheating’ if they use 3D modelling packages that are incredibly ‘easy to learn and use’?”

The following quote from Nick Grace who runs RapidForm at the Royal College of Art in London is pertinent to my blog point about complexity of process excluding many talented and creative people from using digital tools such as 3D modelling and 3D printing as they do not have the time and resources to begin to learn software of any sort with steep learning curves. Any tool that aids their practice is fair game

<em>”That’s why the debate between traditional craftspeople and digital designers is getting lively. “Traditionally,” says Grace, “the non-maker had to rely on another human being to help him out. Now they can do it all themselves. There’s a lot of Luddite mentality attached to it, a lot of fear. Some people think that in order for something to be good it has to be difficult to achieve, and for someone to achieve something easily, it’s just not fair.”</em>

Nick is referring to 3D printing and about anyone being able with this technology to ‘make’ complex forms difficult to produce by any other method. I was referring to 3D software for creating the model to be 3D printed – a digital model whether created, borrowed, scanned or whatever is essential for 3D printing! Unlike standard CAD, the software should be as easy as picking up a pencil or piece of clay and of a quality to provide the balance between pleasure and challenge whereby it is possible to progress and to master the medium. That is our goal for Anarkik3D’s haptic Cloud9 3D sketch/modelling package!

If you want your own 3D model to print you can get one here and this will also support us via our crowdfunding campaign.

If you want to own a 3D print  you can also order one here and support our crowdfunding campaign.

If you want to create a 3D model to 3D print  you can order Cloud9 package here – and support our crowdfunding campaign to your own benefit.

If you want to hit the ground running for creating 3D models to 3D print to optimise your practice and business you can come on a course in beautiful Edinburgh to learn to Cloud9 package! You can also order all that here – and support our crowdfunding campaign into the bargain.