Testimonials for Anarkik 3D Design

What others have to say about Anarkik 3D Design

Anarkik 3D Designed objects and forms

Stefan Witte (who had a demo with Birgit a short while ago) “… liked it specially because of the simplicity and the restrictions, because of that, they said you are more prepared to explore the whole programme and go to the far end to get out every possible thing. You have to be more creative to get out what you want. Better than when you have a complex programme with so many possibilities of which you use only a small part and cannot remember how you did things last time.”  www.stefanwitte.com B E E L D L O O D Hendrik Figeeweg 5L – 2031 BJ  Haarlem 06 526 646 43  www.beeldloods.nl

“I attended a taster class in June then the 3 day intensive course in July last year and loved playing with the haptic device and Cloud9 (Anarkik 3D Design package). It is extremely fun and playful. I love the fact that you can feel the object that you have designed on the screen with the haptic mouse. It makes you feel like you are physically sculpting the objects in front of you. It’s a more creative way of designing rather than the complicated actions and numbers of using CAD and Rhino. I used the haptic Anarkik 3D Design system in February this year, after not using it since the course in July. I was very impressed by what I remembered and how easy it was to get back into using the programme again. I would definitely recommend using Anarkik 3D Design programme if you want to try something new, have fun and take time to play.”

Elizabeth Armour
Contemporary Jeweller and Anarkik3D Featured Artist

“As a young contemporary jewellery designer, Anarkik 3D Design software has provided me with a creative platform on which I can develop designs easily and experiment in 3D printing; producing models that I can make into wearable statement pieces and also accessible jewellery.

The organic, freeform nature of Anarkik 3D Design means that I can completely engross myself in playing around with shapes, patterns and coming up with intricate pieces. Equally; quick 3D sketches can become some of my favourite designs. The haptic device allowing your sense of touch in the design process was a completely new experience for me and also makes the software very enjoyable to use- it’s good fun! Being able to ‘touch’ your design also really adds a distinct sense of control; your object isn’t totally lost to the element of serendipity that Anarkik 3D Design provides.

The day courses with Anarkik 3D have given me an enormous amount of support in terms of learning how to use and get the best out of the software. Including one-to-one tuition and a greater understanding of how 3D Printing works as a service. Through these tutorial groups I have met designers, makers and artists from different backgrounds which is great for discussion, swapping ideas and networking; on Anarkik 3D’s website and through dropbox I can see how others who have taken the course are using Anarkik 3D Design to create unique designs and realize these in solid forms through 3D Printing.”

Birgit Laken
Professional Photographer, Contemporary Jeweller and Anarkik3D Featured Artist

“Yes, I think the best thing is that people see it and can lay their own hands on it to try it out! Then they will experience how easy to learn Anarkik 3D Design is. When I am that far I will show it to everyone that wants to see it! It will become well known in the future, I am sure of that!”

Masako Kamaguchi
Contemporary Designer Maker

“Oh what a wonderful time I had, trying out Cloud 9 / Falcon!

Of course it wouldn’t have been as much fun were it not for your very patient and effective guidance. Thank you so very much. (And, once again it was really nice to work together with you all, my lovely friends from the Netherlands!)”

Hiltje Wynia
Contemporary Jeweller

“It is my pleasure to let you know, that I enjoyed the 3D course very much.You have proven to be an excellent teacher; I have enjoyed your personal instruction and appreciated the time you have given to me. While the course was very interesting, it was also very complicated. As a matter of fact I thought it was rather tough.

Now and than I got a bit confused, because of the rather large load of new information. Also I felt that there was not enough time between the different topics, that were taught. I would have liked more time to practise before a new chapter was treated. As a foreign language speaker, I had sometimes difficulties understanding the technicalities of the process; the technical language was so new for me.

Finally, I would like to tell you that I think the 3D course has proven to be an excellent course, which has given me new ideas about designing jewelry.”

James Taylor
3D Entusiast

“A few years ago, I saw an incredible demo which Ann Marie Shillito gave to a few of us in Hursley. It was like being able to reach inside the screen and mould objects. The sense of touch added another dimension in a way which 3D displays just never have for me. I would definitely recommend trying to get a demo if at all possible.”

Taster courses:

Laura van Weegen (2014/10/07) “If you are completely new to 3D product design, like me, then 1/2 Day Taster session is a fantastic place to start. Anarkik 3D Design is a highly intuitive piece of software so it doesn’t take long to get to grips with the basics and from there you can start having some fun. Also Ann Marie’s enthusiasm for all things 3D printed is catching, you’ve been warned, and now I just can’t wait to get started. Thanks for a great session.”

Alexander Hope ( 2014/09/30) “An excellent primer to the basic functions of the programme! The evening also proved to be an informative overview of 3-D printing and the different qualities of various methods of creating designs and printing them in various materials. I feel quite confident of beginning to work in this software. Many thanks for a lovely and informative evening to Ann Marie!”

Lisa Arnott Jewellery/SilverHub Studios   “Yes I had a great time and can see a whole host of possibilities in terms of creating contemporary jewellery. The lenght of work shop was just enough time for me to understand the process and be introduced to the possabilities.Your teaching was gentle, reassuring, encouraging and gave me the confidence to feel that designing with this programme could be possible.

Its amazing that you have created such a programme that gives the maker the opportunity to ‘feel’ the object they are creating which as a designer maker is really important.” 

1 day masterclass:

Jim Gilone “The course was an excellent taster. Long enough to get a good feel for the set up and decide if it might be for you, with out being so long it would cause your head to explode. It is a lot to take in and I really valued the opportunity to do more the next day to embed what I’d learned.

Breaks were well judged and offered a little chance for discussion and handling the printed artefacts. Maybe more could be made of the why do you want to do this session in terms of a networking opportunity, but in the time available the off screen time was about right. Very glad of the coffee as I was fasting maybe next time I’ll be able to have a biscuit.

Balance of input and hands on was good and your judgement of when folk needed help and those less formal inputs was really good. 3-4 seems like a good group size for a solo event.” 

6 jewellers from Dunfermline College, 19th May 2014

“Thanks very much for Monday, I really liked using your software.  The designs have all now been uploaded to Sculpteo, and should be with us on 3rd June, in plenty of time for the exhibition.” Nikki Henderson

“Thanks you so much again for your time on Monday. I loved working with Anarkik 3D.” Karen McGregor

“I would also like to take this opportunity to say thanks again for our class on Monday.  I really enjoyed it and found it very helpful, even though I was a bit worn out by the end of the day. We are hoping to get our files sent to Sculpteo today. ..” Amanda McGrattan

Thank you so much for today. I have been having a look at my design on Sculpteo and I really like it, thank you so much for your help.” 1 day masterclass:

“Thank you for a really great productive day on Monday.  What a difference to working with Rhino!   We’ve uploaded our files to Sculpteo today and should have all items back by 3rd June.”  1 day masterclass:

3 Day masterclasses:
Wilson P.K
Fashion Design Student

“I came to Edinburgh this beautiful city to study programme “Anarkik 3D Design” and 3D printing in March 2013, and I have to say, Ann really helped me to understand the processes of 3D printing. And I found the programme Anarkik 3D Design very helpful, especially as the programme is built particularly for artists like me – I found it much easier to create an object in 3D.”