Anarkik3D Design V3:

A real revelation for non CAD users: 3D modelling software with virtual 3D touch. 

Video of our award-winning software shows boolean subtraction, moving objects and rotating world using a haptic device!




1. The Art and Science of Touch
2. Anarkik 3D Design: An Overview


Designed for designer makers, applied artists

 (this is what they say!), using haptic technology, (what is haptics?) for you to easily create and manipulate your virtual designs, ready for 3D printing.

Scroll down to see our 3D artists’ work, classes, courses, news and events.

Masterclasses, workshops & courses

Touchable Universe Project

Touchable Universe’ Project awarded #InnovateUK Stage 2 funding re Learning Technologies: Design for Impact Competition is now a Linited Conpant. Huge thanks to everyone who participated and helped move the project forward. – See more here. We were at #Bett2017, in the BettFutures area, with hands on demos of haptic apps being developed to assist with hard to teach STEAM subjects.

CraftCouncil’s #Make:Shift:Do nation-wide events, Oct 2016:

Anarkik3D collaborated with colleagues at Napier University’s Fabrication Studio (School of Arts & Creative Industries) on two workshops ( digital 3D modelling with award-winning haptic Anarkik3D Design), 3D-printing on #Ultimaker2, using optical fibre and Arduino microelectronic components.

Ann Marie Shillito, CEO of Anarkik3D, also gave a short presentation at the Craft Council’s Make Shift Conference, in Manchester. She is author of the book ‘Digital Crafts: Industrial Technology for Applied Artists and Designer Makers’ available from Bloomsbury, Amazon and Chromeyellowbooks.

Courses and Classes

Group bookings: Up to 10 people, friends and colleagues, experience 3D modelling and 3D printing for serious fun while learning lots. If you are interested in masterclasses and workshops held at your hub, workshop, craft centre, or have a proposal, please do contact us. Courses can also be held at Anarkik3D Ltd in Newington, Edinburgh.

Classes include information on how to access 3D print services 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. We demo 3D printing on an Ultimaker2. See a course overview here.

Information plus images of workshops & demos held in Holland & Cologne in Nov 2015 see here. These were run by Birgit Laken and Ann Marie Shillito, both highly experienced designer maker/jewellers who enjoy their work. Workshops have also been held at CreativeSpark in Dundalk, Ireland.

In a Nutshell with Ann Marie Shillito of Anarkik3D: read here. See also the CEO’s journey to founding and running Anarkik3D …..a slideshow for #shemakes event.


Latest News
Ann Marie's pieces in the ACJ 2020 Vision exhibition catalogue

21/01/2017 / Realising the design: follow-on from prototyping

3D Design / 3D modelling / 3D printing / 3D software / Anarkik 3D Design / applied artists / Cloud9 / designer makers / Exhibitions / haptic / Mcor Technologies / Projects / virtual touch

In realising the design its funny how things happen! Things don't always go how you expect them to pan out. This is where the notion of serendipity is so valuable a part of creativity.

Crafts Council's Make:Shift:Do events, October 2016: Workshops in Edinburgh

17/10/2016 / Make:Shift:Do event in Edinburgh 28/29th Oct 2016


Crafts Council’s Make:Shift:Do nation-wide events in October: For Make:Shift:Do event Anarkik3D is collaborating with colleagues at Napier University’s Fabrication Studio (School of Arts & Creative Industries) to give two workshops on 28th and 29th October. The skills and knowledge we have between the 4 of us running the workshops will make this a unique opportunity to try your hand at the following processes: ~ digital 3D modelling (using award-winning haptic Anarkik3D Design) ~ see your design being 3D-printed in temperature-responsive material (2 Ultimaker2 3D printers) ~ work with optical fibre and ways of drawing with light ~ explore interesting ways to make