AWARD WINNING Anarkik 3D Design: 3D sketch modelling software package
(*Purchase separately from Novint or from distributors, bundled with Cloud9)
- Uses Falcon device*: 'plug and play'
- Device: movement in 3D plus force feedback for 'real' sense of 3D touch
Designed by designers for professional designer makers and artists for the way we want to work.
Anarkik 3D Design is Cloud9 software (v2.1) bundled with the Falcon haptic device.
- for easy, fluid creations in 3D: ideal tool for 3D modelling & designing for 3D printing.
- innovative: real sensation of touching your virtual model
- 3D virtual touch (haptic) device replaces boring 2D mouse: taps into 3D know-how - easier to learn and use
- simply way more fun than other 3D modelling packages
- complements CAD, import/export models using .stl format
- developed by listening to feedback from Cloud9 stakeholders, users and testers
- suits designers and artists, and anyone with a creative personality.
You can read what our users say about Anarkik 3D Design package here
Please contact Anarkik3D to discuss the best package for you as the options are:
1. Bundled Cloud9 v2.1 and Falcon haptic device which can be purchased from:
2. Cloud9 v2.1 software (Falcon haptic device easy to buy online/you already have the Falcon): £300 + VAT
3. Anarkik3D Design bundled with a course (various course options).
- ‘Touch’ and feel the 3 dimensional qualities of virtual objects
- Move freely and fluidly in all directions: flexibility construct, interact & manipulate objects within a 3D space
- More natural way of working: real time interactions, both in and outside objects
- Easy creation of organic shapes and designs
- Change hardness/softness of objects as required
- Non-complex graphical based interface
- Falcon buttons
- for general select and to select object(s),
- rotate 'world' (whole 3D working space) and set rotation point
Image: screen capture of Cloud9 v18.104.22.168 showing rotate function. The 3D movement that the Falcon provides is used for freely rotating (and moving) objects. x, y, and z keyboard keys are used to constrain rotation (or moving objects) to the one axis.
- Standard solid forms from which to start modelling (cube, sphere, cone, torus, etc)
- Standard modelling functions: Scale, Mirror objects, etc. (see image above)
- Reset button: returns view to original 'world' position
- Shortcut keys for quicker operations: standard (Ctrl + x, c, a, z, v, etc), specific (e.g. Esc to switch haptics on/off)
- Shortcut keys for move/rotate object: toggle to simulate up to 6 degrees of freedom
- x, y, and z keyboard keys constrain and control the following to the one axis: draw line, rotation, move, scale, mirror and slice plane rotation.
- 3D colour selection box
- Support for following file formats: .stl (export model for 3D printing, to CAD, i.e. Rhino3D), 3DS and OBJ (with texture mapping import capability)
- Export part of the model (export selected objects only)
- Insert saved models into current work space
- Configurable AUTOSAVE function
- Unit setting (mm, cm and meter)
- Boolean (union, subtract and intersect two objects): pre-alpha stage, included for testing. It is a useful tool and fun!
- Submesh – increase the number of triangles in an object’s mesh for better resolution: all triangles or selected areas
- Reduce mesh – decrease the number of triangles in an object’s mesh: all triangles or just selected areas
- Slice an object/objects with a slice plane
- create video clips and the individual frames (pre-alpha stage, included for testing. It is a useful feature and fun!)
- Select to work in wireform mode
- Grid: visible/invisible, mm, cm, m, toggle to x, y and z axis(PageDown key), move with arrow keys, silder bar to scale
- Snap objects to grid points (for alignment, etc)
- Pan: standard keyboard keys for left, right, up, down, etc
Notes for previous Cloud9 users.
Objects created in the original Cloud9 are compatible with Version 2.1. However, to take advantage of new features such as ‘units’ objects will require saving and re-opening before undertaking any task. This procedure converts it to the new data structure!