Haptics - Virtual 3D Touch
Haptics isn't a new idea, and the technology has been around longer than you'd think! Now as the hardware becomes increasingly more affordable, it has the potential to disrupt everything we know about traditional human-to-computer interaction.
A Haptic Device is essentially a 3D mouse that provides an interactive resistance known as force feedback.
This provides a sense of touch enabling the designer to explore the feel of a virtual object - its surface texture, edges, depth, elasticity and 3 dimentional form can all be experienced. With the sensation of touch and movement across the x, y, and z axes, the haptic device facilitates a less-complex virtual interface as it taps into how we do things naturally. It thereby reduces the necessary learning curve common to most design software. Even after a long break, Anarkik 3D Design and its haptic companion are easy to pick up and get creative with again.
Anarkik3D Design has been developed specifically for use with Novint’s Falcon haptic device, which is like a small grounded ‘robot’. Popular with 'gamers', the Falcon is affordable and widely available, which make it the ideal haptic device for the creative community as well.
The Falcon is essential for using Anarkik3D Design software.