Anarkik3D - who we are & why we do what we do...
We are a designer-led software company!
Founded in 2007, Anarkik3D Ltd is the commercial culmination of 7 years of practical, theoretical and applied research into the value of touch (haptics), movement with varying degrees of freedom, stereovision, and co-location in relation to designing in a three dimensional virtual environment.
Our products provide advanced computer-aided-design coupled with the technology to actually touch and manipulate your created objects in a virtual three dimentional space. Alongside this mindblowing technology, we also provide comprehensive training and support, as well as a gateway to the rapidly expanding world of 3D printing. In this exciting new ear of industrial and desktop production, we aim to be everything you need to get started, improve and prosper!
What is Anarkik 3D Design? - a more intuitive way of creating complex objects in a rapid, easy to learn, fully 3 dimensional virtual environment ... more
What is Haptics? - a sense of touch through active feedback ... more
Designed to initiate a more intuitive way of ‘doing’ by utilising touch, Anarkik3D Design allows makers, artists and designers to create complex objects in a familiar 3 dimensional environment within minutes of starting. Objects that can then be 3D printed for rapid, interative model development.
Inexpensive and easy to use Anarkik 3D Design’s methods for form and shape construction and manipulation are more suited to what designer makers and artist feel is apt, that is, working in a totally straight forward freeform manner, saving ideas as you go and enabling tangents and serendipity.
Designed by designers:
Although programmed by programmers, the development of Anarkik 3D Design is informed primarily by its use by designer makers and artists and by their constant feedback from using the software in their practice. The principle driver is the vision of Anarkik3D’s CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, an internationally renown designer maker and contemporary jeweller. At Edinburgh College of Art, she instigated and led the original research into the effectiveness of a haptic interface for a 3D modelling package for designer makers. This Research Project, ‘Tacitus’, was a collaboration with The University of Edinburgh.
Experience of developing haptic products draws on:
- Tacitus Project 2000 – 2004 Arts and Humanities Research Council funding. (www2.eca.ac.uk/tacitus)
- HandsOn, Scottish Enterprise “Proof of Concept” technology transfer project 2004 – 2006.
- SMART Award in 2007: to develop innovative state of the art “middleware”
- for rapid creation of 3D haptic applications
- to connect into leading 3D modelling and visualisation tools and processes ( http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2007/01/09104959 )
- A BETT Award 2011 finalist: ‘Digital Devices’ category, Anarkik3D’s haptic software / Falcon haptic device bundle, submitted by Anarkik3D’s UK/EU distributor, A1 Technologies.