Anarkik3D Design V3:

A real revelation for applied artists and designer makers: 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


To all Anarkik3D Design user, Please will you complete a short survey:

We have been developing Anarkik3D Design V3.1 which will be released shortly. Last stage of internal testing is being completed and everyone with V3 will be offered a free up-date.

Below is a link to a short  survey and as an owner and user of Anarkik3D Design please will you complete it by 31st July. It should only take 5-10 minutes and will provide Anarkik3D with invaluable customer feedback to help guide future activity, product development and communications. We would certainly appreciate any detailed comments you can provide.

Anarkik3D Design V3.1 has extensive improvements to enhance not only the 3D modelling experience, but also to the underlying graphic and haptic renderers. And I won’t bore you with this except to say we are better set up now to begin work on V4!

Many thanks, Ann Marie Shillito, CEO, Anarkik3D Ltd

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’ is now a Limited Company. We spun it out from Anarkik3D from an #InnovateUK funded Project.  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. Haptics is incredibly versatile!

Ann Marie Shillito, CEO of Anarkik3D, is author of the book ‘Digital Crafts: Industrial Technology for Applied Artists and Designer Makers’ . It is available from Bloomsbury, Amazon and Chromeyellowbooks.

We are quietly working away in the background on improvements and enhancements to Anarkik3D Design to make it even better for working fluidly and organically. We really do focus on ways of working that suit creatives who are not CAD users!

Courses and Classes

The next masterclass is being planned for Vienna Schmucktage, Festival of Jewellery, for 10th November 2017. Contact us if you are interested.

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. Smaller classes of 5 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 – 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

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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.

Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers

29/08/2017 / ‘Digital Crafts’ by Ann Marie Shillito

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This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies. Available to purchase online from "Bloomsbury" ( and "Amazon" (

29/08/2017 / Designer maker to developing 3D modelling software.


I trained as a designer maker and jeweller. I am not usually inspired by things or by nature. My inspiration comes from understanding the properties of materials and the processes I can use on my materials, whether refractory metals (titanium and niobium), aluminium or steel. Titanium is hard to work and harder to sell! I explored different ways to scale up my business especially around cutting out titanium units. I went from contracting out the saw piercing work to students, to RT Blanking and finally to laser cutting. I had a small grant from the Scottish Development Agency in 1989 to