Anarkik3D Ltd: award winning 3D software development company, great to be based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

NEW – Anarkik 3D Design version 3: NOW shipping! 

Anarkik 3D Design –  an evolution in digital 3D modelling for designer makers, applied artists who understand the importance of real-world touch. Coupled with haptic technology our software allows real sense of 3D touch to easily create and manipulate your virtual designs, ready for 3D printing. For non CAD users this is a real revelation!

See our award-winning
software for yourself…

1. The Art and Science of Touch
2. A Designer Maker’s Point of View
3. Anarkik 3D Design: An Overview

News.  Anarkik3D’s feasibility Project ‘Touchable Universe’ awarded Innovate UK Stage 1 funding in their Learning Technologies: Design for impact Competition last year. We have now applied for Stage 2 funding to develop our A-Frame platform to beta level and build 2 learning packages to test the platform and trial in Schools. He hear whether we are successful in 18th Sept. Many thanks to everyone who has participated and helped move the project forward.

Ann Marie Shillito, Anarkik3D’s CEO, is an invited speaker at Creative Spark’s 3D Print Conference & Symposium 2015: ‘3D Print Technologies – Generating, Exploring and Exploiting’ end of October, in Dundalk, Ireland. We will be running a two day course in 3D modelling for 3D printing.

Birgit Laken and Ann Marie Shillito will be running a series of courses on 3D modelling for 3D printing in Cologne and Haalem in early November. Please contact us if you would like to be sent information.

Masterclasses, workshops & courses

Masterclasses are for serious designer makers, applied artists and creatives who have no CAD experience and want to learn 3D modelling for 3D printing. We use haptic 3D modelling software (Anarkik 3D Design) as it is easy and quick to learn and use and to thereby understand the constraints of 3D modelling for successful printing.

Masterclasses and courses are taught by Ann Marie Shillito, the highly experienced CEO of Anarkik3D, designer maker/jeweller and author of the book ‘Digital Crafts’.

All classes include information on how to access 3D printing to enable you to take advantage of 3D digital designing and 3D printing. We can help show how to price, market and sell created works. Course Overview and booking.

Group bookings: Up to 10 people, friends and colleagues can experience 3D modelling and 3D printing for serious fun while learning lots (Taster classes included). We cater for your requirements in a creative environment where in-depth discussions are part of the course. Masterclasses, courses and classes can be held at Anarkik3D Ltd in Newington, Edinburgh or at a venue of your choice.

Next masterclasses are end of October in Dundalk, Ireland, at the Creative Spark’s 3D Print Conference & Symposium 2015: ‘3D Print Technologies – Generating, Exploring and Exploiting’, in November in Haarlem and at Forum für Schmuck and Design in Cologne. We are organising dates for a workshop/masterclass at MAKlab in Glasgow for end Sept/early October. Contact us for more information.

Please contact us to organise a date for your group. If you are interested in masterclasses and workshops held at your hub, workshop, craftcentre or have a proposal please contact us. We demo 3D printing on an Ultimaker2.

Latest News
Anarkik 3D Design Version 3: Torus creation

19/04/2015 / Anarkik 3D Design: version 3 now shipping – Yeah!

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Anarkik 3D Design: the anticipated new version demonstrated in May at the 3DPrintShow 2015 in London. One major change you won't notice is a long term development to enable Anarkik 3D Design to run on Mac without needing Win OS, and on Linux. The changes you will love are the enhancements and colour additions to functions such as rotate, Boolean, slice, mirror, torus creation, deform, etc. We keep the interface uncluttered so that you can design, create, experiment, explore and play and go with the 'flow' with as little disruption as possible. Boolean is now so fast there is no excuse now to go and make that cup of tea!

Design for a Nessie Coat Hanger.

19/04/2015 / Nessie coat hanger


Nessie coat hanger designed using Anarkik 3D Design, 3D printed on an Ultimaker2. Here is a story about creating a Nessie coat hanger. This came about because BlackCountryAtelier posted a blog about designing a coathanger for 3D printing. This design that the kids did in the class  is very functional – but boring! So I pretended to be an uninhibited 10 yr old and set about designing a coat hanger within a class teaching period, at the most 2. It was fun and I have created a visual to scroll down with screen captures of the design process and photos of the